Tok Mat Interview With Asia Times – UMNO Warlords Quietly Wanted Najib & Zahid To Be Jailed, But Too Afraid To Say So

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For better or worse, the collapse of democratically elected Pakatan Harapan government after just 22 months came at a time when Malaysia was about to enter a series of political, economic, financial and social uncertainty. Muhyiddin Yassin was on cloud nine when he succeeded in stealing the government through a political coup in the infamous “Sheraton Move” in 2020.


Muhyiddin, whose real name is Mahiaddin, was sworn in as the 8th Prime Minister on March 1, 2020. But he came to power through backdoor deals, working with the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), an extremely corrupt political party which lost its power under Najib Razak leadership in the May 2018 General Election. Muhyiddin also worked with the extremist PAS Islamist party.


The power-crazy Muhyiddin did not mind being called the country’s first backdoor prime minister. Becoming the most powerful man had been the pancreatic cancer patient’s dream since decades ago. The shameless man might be the most cunning Malay-Muslim leader who would not think twice about crossing red lines for the sake of power and position. But it came with a price.

Muhyiddin Yassin - Illegitimate Prime Minister

The hastily glued Malay-centric Perikatan Nasional coalition government – comprising Bersatu (Muhyiddin’s party), UMNO and PAS – was so fragile it had only a 2-seat majority in Parliament. To survive, not only Muhyiddin regime had to reward each of the 114 MPs who supported him with minister, deputy minister or chairmanship, but he was also under frequent threats.


Those threats came from the Court Cluster, in reference to several UMNO leaders facing graft charges in court, including former Prime Minister Najib Razak and UMNO president Zahid Hamidi. While both crooks said in public that they would fight their corruption charges in the court, behind the scene, they met PM Muhyiddin and demanded that their criminal charges dropped.


When those demands were ignored, a group of 15 UMNO MPs, led by Najib and Zahid, staged a rebellion by withdrawing support for the backdoor PM. Those who live by the sword, die by the sword. And those who betray their friends will eventually be betrayed. So, after just 17 months in power, traitor Muhyiddin suffered his biggest humiliation as he reluctantly resigned in August 2021.

 Puppet Regime - Zahid Hamidi and Najib Razak - Blackmail Muhyiddin Yassin

To make matters worse, Muhyiddin was not a prime minister material from the beginning. His economic mismanagement and Covid-19 mishandling saw his popularity plunged like a rock even among Malays who were initially hooked and charmed by his racist “Malay First” mantra. Manipulating Covid-19 data to stay in power via multiple lockdowns, it caused hardship to the people, who struggled to put food on the table.


It was only after he lost power that Muhyiddin exposed how Najib and Zahid approached him to interfere with the judiciary, a common practice under previous UMNO government. Make no mistake. Muhyiddin refused to drop charges against his former UMNO colleagues not because he believed in justice. Rather, it was because Najib and Zahid were direct threats to his power.


However, the rebellion by the Najib and Zahid faction has also exposed the internal power struggle within UMNO itself. Ismail Sabri, the vice president of UMNO, had stood behind Muhyiddin instead of supporting his own party’s boss. Not only had Sabri challenged the leadership of Zahid, but also betrayed and breached discipline and etiquette of his own party.

Deputy PM Sabri Announced 31 BN MPs Support For Muhyiddin

Instead of facing disciplinary board over his unforgivable betrayal, the turtle-egg man was elevated as the 9th Prime Minister. In order to stay in power and maintain the status quo, Najib and Zahid chose not to rock the boat, closing both eyes and supported their junior comrade as the new premier. They hope puppet Ismail could be manipulated and pressured to drop their criminal charges.


Interestingly, the bad blood and distrust are not confined to rivalry between Najib-Zahid and Ismail Sabri factions. As PM Ismail defiantly played dumb and dragged his feet over UMNO leadership’s call to dissolve the parliament for an early snap election, Zahid sacked UMNO Supreme Council member Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, an UMNO warlord loyal to the PM, to send a message to Sabri.


In retaliation, Tajuddin exposed how Najib Razak and Mohamad Hasan plotted to overthrow Zahid Hamidi as early as May 2020. However, the plan did not materialize after UMNO deputy president Mohamad Hasan chicken out after being threatened by Zahid’s men. Mr Tajuddin also revealed 130 out of 181 UMNO divisions wanted party president Zahid to step down.

Zahid Hamidi and Najib Razak - Solemn

So, not only there are two factions between the Court Cluster (Najib and Zahid) and Minister Cluster (Ismail Sabri), but even within the Court Cluster, Najib is ready to backstab Zahid with his hidden knife. That’s because the thuggish and arrogant Zahid, as UMNO president, has the power to sign the letters of candidacy for UMNO members wishing to contest in the next election.


And Zahid is abusing that power by threatening members who dare speak against his leadership. It’s this absolute power which is stopping Ismail Sabri from calling an early national poll. Once the parliament is dissolved, Sabri is powerless and dead meat. There’s nothing to stop Zahid from refusing to sign a letter of candidacy for Sabri, who is seen as a temporary prime minister.


Without Zahid’s signature, PM Ismail Sabri is game over because he cannot become a prime minister without first winning a parliamentary seat. And why should Zahid sign the letter of candidacy (“surat watikah”) for his junior colleague who had challenged him last year, and will again challenge him for the prime ministership after the next 15th General Election?

UMNO Warlord Tajuddin Rahman

Likewise, after Tajuddin’s revelation, the suspicion and distrust between Najib and Zahid might see many pro-Najib UMNO warlords denied the letters of candidacy to contest. The UMNO president has already announced there would be 70% new faces at the next election, not to mention there is no guarantee UMNO divisional chiefs will be fielded automatically.


Despite Najib’s popularity, it appears that not everyone likes the idea that the convicted former PM is hogging the limelight. The latest Asia Times interview with Mohamad Hasan, popularly known as Tok Mat, has shed some light over the silent dissatisfaction and frustration with Najib, who is being blamed for the loss of power in 2018 due to 1MDB scandal.


In the interview, Tok Mat said Najib should go to jail for his role in the 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad) scandal. He also said that the root of the nation’s current malaise stemmed from UMNO’s failure (under Najib previous leadership) to “tell the truth” about the scandal. More damaging, the UMNO No. 2 said Najib has to go to jail first before a royal pardon can even be considered.

UMNO Deputy President Mohamad Hasan and UMNO President Zahid Hamidi

After the interview was published, Mohamad Hasan chicken out after his comments turned out to be too hot to handle, so much so that he was afraid it might rub someone up the wrong way. After he accused Asia Times of taking his statements out of context, the portal journalist Nick Kochan released the recording of the interview, which is consistent with what Tok Mat had said.


Tok Mat said Najib should not expect special treatment from an UMNO-led government if he is eventually jailed on graft charges – “The court is the place where you can prove whether you’re innocent or not. He didn’t prove it. He couldn’t prove it. Everybody has to pay their dues. But if we want to pardon, he (Najib) has to go through the process. He’ll have to go inside first”.


In his denial, however, Mohamad Hasan insisted that what he meant was that Najib should get a fair trial first. Trying to twist and spin, the UMNO deputy president said he was merely explaining the pardon process in Malaysia. The funny part is, exactly why Tok Mat had to explain about the pardon process if indeed he thinks Najib is innocent or the trial has been unfair?

Ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak - World Biggest Crook

In fact, Tok Mat obviously believes Najib is guilty as hell when he said the former PM did not and could not prove his innocence. On July 28, 2020, Mr Najib was sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined RM210 million for the crimes involving RM42 million stolen from SRC International Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of 1MDB). Later, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision.


Not only all the three senior judges of the Court of Appeal had thrown out Najib’s appeal, they also used harsh language, calling the ex-PM’s corruption a “national embarrassment”. The Court of Appeal was convinced that Najib was the big boss behind SRC. Najib now has only one final shot at the Federal Court, the highest court and the final appellate court in the country.


Mohamad Hasan can choose to keep quiet. Instead, he agreed to the exclusive interview with Asia Times. He can choose to blindly defend Najib. Instead, he admitted that Najib failed to prove his innocence in court. He can choose to criticize the unfair trial of Najib. Instead, he pre-emptively suggested that Najib should enjoy prison time before a royal pardon process can begin.

Ismail Sabri, Mohamad Hasan, Hishammuddin Hussein

As the party’s No 2, Tok Mat’s opinion carries weight. He’s a seasoned politician and knew what he was talking about. His belief that Najib should go to jail after being convicted by both the High Court and the Court of Appeal is being shared by many UMNO warlords and members. An equally ambitious man who desires to become the prime minister himself, Tok Mat was using the interview to test the water.


Yes, he deliberately used the interview to indirectly attack Najib to gauge the reaction from UMNO leaders and members. If he received heavy criticisms, he knows it’s not the time to go for the top prize. So far, not a single UMNO leader has condemned Tok Mat. Not even Zahid, who has been singing songs of praises for Najib before Tajuddin’s revelations, has questioned his deputy’s motive.


But the UMNO deputy president isn’t the only one who thinks Najib should go to jail. Other heavyweights, including Khairy Jamaluddin, Annuar Musa, Tajuddin Ramli and Nazri Aziz, are some UMNO warlords who wanted to see Najib goes to jail so that UMNO’s tainted image due to 1MDB can be improved. Basically, more than half of 38 UMNO MPs are ready to throw Najib under the bus.

UMNO Leaders - Ismail Sabri, Mohamad Hasan, Zahid Hamidi, Najib Razak

Most keep quiet as they are afraid of betting the wrong horse, especially when Najib is still useful to pull the crowds during election campaigns. It didn’t help that Ismail Sabri is not only weak and indecisive, but has proven to be an ineffective leader. Others, like Hishammuddin Hussein (cousin of Najib Razak), are secretly engaged in horse trading to contest for the UMNO president.


With Ismail Sabri, Zahid Hamidi, Najib Razak, Hishammuddin Hussein and even Khairy Jamaluddin eyeing the Iron Throne, it will be a very crowded, brutal and fierce game of backstabbing and betraying. If a wrestling match is any indicator, it’s always a wise strategy for the underdogs to work together to defeat the top contenders, whom in this case are Najib and Zahid, in the qualification match.


The current perception that UMNO-led Barisan Nasional will definitely win the next national election could be a double-edged sword. The narrative that UMNO will win big could boomerang and hit the party unexpectedly. The daggers are out for not only PM Ismail, but also for Najib and Zahid as both toxic leaders are seen as major obstacles to warlords who think the party needs clean leaders.

Najib Razak and Zahid Hamidi - Jail Prison


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Everytime you see a bunch of the ketuanan types gang up, you see that it is a must they kit themselves in sleepwear of weirdly funny colours that would give normal folks awful nightmare. Just who are the esteemed wardrobe and PR advisors for the pantomime colours for the, fair enough, fcuking circuses after all? It doth maketh me wish the intellectually- and artistically-challenged wardrobe advisor for Sleepy Sabrina Lowyatkob takes over and the ketuanan klowns all get issued with Burberry outfits, you might even certify and sanctify such, perversions permitted. If it sounds outlandish, bear in mind, sellers do subsidise wearers of their outfit to push their brands – provided, of course, they are of good standing, have celebrity status – and the look. Think Rolex, for instance, it uses very distinguished cultural figures to wear its watches. All brands would immediately remove any celebrity once they have failed to live up to their brands, eg turn rogue.

So, errr I think my idea won’t work. We only have dumbfcuk morons, fcuking crooks and shiite ugly politicians, I retract my impossible great idea, no kickbacks from the brands for me, even it ain’t my fault if we have such genetic aberrations and biological errors flaunting our domestic and international stages. And such a prized bunch of corrupt, immoral, moronic, clueless, useless and worthless no-class cave monkeys. I’m including the monkeys of the “opposition” in case you think I’m of any belief they are any better.

It’s always been the gaudy coloured sleepwear, the borrowed black Indon hats when the pantomime circus is in town. It’s to show tribal affiliation, Bolehlanders’ love for uniform, “unity”, and the usual bollocks, but is a cover-up for the morally-bankrupt charade artists, they really want to plunge the keris in each other’s back. And the back, front and sides of the Chinese. Interestingly, for all the posturing about ketuanan and supremacy, the gaudy outfits have never been worn outside of Bolehland, they should be the only costumes our supremacists wear everywhere. Where’s Ketuanan pride?, I ask.

As a fair person I’ve to say the Snake Pharaoh M for Memali Monster looks much better with his own panto costume and especially that stolen shower cap stolen from a hotel, when he graces, as the Grand Goblin, honoured Petron saint for PerKKKasa, to display his racist streak against the Chinese, and impress his arselicking admirers in the DAP.

Back to the challenges of saving Malaisesia, a patriotic enterprise for all with nothing better to do in place of picking the nose. There may be all the ketuanan “warriors” in the election jamborees and all, there should not be any problem picking the Monkey King. The “qualities” are the same, whichever monkey you pick, it can only be a trademark dumbfcuk, incompetent, clueless, useless and worthless monkey waiting to take moronic clowning to still greater heights – and Bolehland to sink to still greater depths.

But fret not, whoever gets picked to lead the ketuanan party, it is fine by the equally garbage monkeys of the “opposition” who would eagerly jump into any filthy dirt to sleep with him, Alleluyah!

This is why Jibby has my support for the throne of the Monkey King. As far as I am concerned, I see no difference between Najib and the Snake Pharaoh M for Memali Monster. Or the other equally crooks and dirty politicians. How is Jibby’s corruption any worse than that of the Kerala Krait? And, can’t you forgive him for that and all the excesses he committed? And why not? I really like to see how the “opposition” will eat their pious words and crawl around Jibby like the whore of the DAP do around the hooves of the Satanic Snake they worship and scuk.

A fight to the death as in the old yarns about Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Washing, Hang Out would be lovely with Jibby having an epic battle with the zombie Snake Pharaoh M for Memali Monster, nothing like the Kerala Krait dying his nice horrible last stolen days on the way to Hell. The spectacle of a keris fight would be more enjoyable than the spectacle of Tokong Khat talking his ccok out of the zombie’s butt hole where Tokong Josef StaLim Guano Eng and the DAP Playmates worshipping and serving the antique zombie are also smugly residing.

Another reason I feel Jibby should head the mafia is everywan, the “opposition”, and their dogs seem to be rather worried Jibby should become the Godfather. Though, too, at the same time those opportunistic monkeys seem to be preparing to sleep with him should he takes the throne of the Monkey King, come to some sordid bed-sharing arrangement, and sniff and smooch his behind, the ass of the Kerala Krait must be worn out with the activities of his stooges from the DAP, a new old butthole beckons.

Zahid is something else, he’s a fcuking pendatang and should balik Indon. He behaves like a kampong backalley thug, the one honest occasion I saw a clip of the Indon gangsta at his normal was when he talked like wan as he barely disguised his heavy “friendly” thumps on a journalist’s back as he snarled and intimidated the rather composed guy. It would have been better style if Zahid had asked a bunch of coppers quietly ambushed the journalist in the dark, thumped the poor fella, and, maybe pushed him outa window of a tall building (no, not the MACC office!) while the coppers were busy studying porn. Then there’s always the C4, and the concrete boots… and the Made-in-China souvenir tourist keris for a nice bloodbath..!

As a fair person, though not any member of the mafia, or with the slightest whiff of ketuanan pong, I nevertheless say Zahid Hamidi should be given a fair chance of getting onto the mafia godfather throne, just like every gangsta else. Only thing I would strongly suggest is he should change his name – like Niamahaidin did. Even though it got Shorty Niamahaidin, productive manufacturer of his famed endless-flowing liquid fertiliser, nowhere. If Zahid wants to get somewhere he should take the ham out of his name. It would be like the stripping of the un-halal Timah name off the blessed (awful) whisky.

It would be a profound act if Sleepy Sabrina Lowyatkob wakes up from his permanent slumber and borrow a pair and jail Jibby and that Indon pendatang thug. If that doesn’t work with even that supposedly compromised judge backed by some of our seedy legal lot, some trumped up charges have to work. Why not say the two are ass-phcukers, that worked for that neocon stooge Anwar outed by the Kerala Krait who has a perverted obsession about Malaisesians sexual bent. Though he could jolly well be wan.

And if the holy idol Snake Pharaoh Kerala Krait of the DAP sez he is, then he is, who questions the zombie of the undead?! The DAP certainly doesn’t, their illuminaries only come out and whimper and “complain” long after the Snake Pharaoh stopped letting them noisily smooch his arse. Bear in mind, before that, and after PH phcuked itself out of power, DAP’s Playmates were still hanging around and ccokscuking under the hooves of the Snake Pharaoh after the famous downfall of the short-lived crap gomen. After finally noticing the public were starting to despise it and vote against it, the DAP has been pulling new shameless antics to con the public back to them with loads of historical revisionism about the DAP’s dirty history. The DAP has become very like the slimey slithering Snake Pharaoh it worships. And like the zombie Snake, the DAP is forever blaming others for its multitude of failures.

Anyway, it will all be a garbage recycling act, wan corrupt and useless arseh*le replacing another corrupt and useless arseh*le for the godfather post. Whatever the outcome of the pantomime of the pondanistas in effiminate gaudy costumes, you will get just wan or the other garbage arseh*le. If it is going to be any different, it will only mean Covid or monkeypox has got all of our prized garbage arseh*le politicians.

As for expecting some of the chickenshit “supremacists” to find the belacan in them to really stand up on their own two wobbly legs to confront each other in the name of weeding out the garbage in the Party of Corruption, don’t hold your breath. The “warriors”, living off thieving and all sorts of corrupt practices ain’t going to eliminate themselves for the rakyat and country. The illuminaries of the morally-bankrupt party ain’t going to stop being vile caravan thieves, there would be no meaning being in politics for them. In fact, no meaning in life, corruption is the very marrow in their jelly bones.

So, be happy that at least you know your bastards, whoever heads the Party of Corruption, you can expect more of the same. Yes, more corruption, more incompétence, more moronic behaviour, more excesses… And as our morally-bankrupt “opposition” has already dropped loud hints of their desire to bed with BUMNO, we already have more corruption from our so-called “opposition”. They are also pitching up their “large tent”, I can only guess that’s for the malaya dancing and other perversions the dwellers of the deserts are so fond of.

Be even happier the bastards in the “opposition” will continue to prop up the Party of Corruption by slithering or frogging into bed with them. Be ready and thankful for more than Khat, or Jawi, or cancelling of fundings for the schools of the minorities. Be ready to get arsefcuked by the DAP again, you dumb monkeys arse for it, and you’ll get it right there! The “opposition” has an excellent 60-year track record of keeping the Party going. So bring your bottles of Timah and all your fcuking friends and relatives for the free bash, you won’t forget to collect your two free gifts.

With our herd of dumbfcuk stoopid sheep and worthless “opposition”, BUMNO doesn’t have to stage any fake tension or war with any neighbour to incite fear to let them stay in power. The great gifts of gross stupidity and treachery from the Big Woman up the Sky specially for our dumb mutton and slithering “opposition” keeps giving for BUMNO to stay in power. For the next failed “revolution”, some scums must find the big money hire some elderly (and white) angmoh auntie to rile up the damn natives, the poor bastard sheep always need to be led by the foreign massahs for their heads and spines to almost work! Cronies and friends of the Snake Pharaoh had better dig deep into their pockets again, employ a hitman help you be lead by your noses…

So it’s good luck Jibby, sharpen that stolen keris, practise waving it in the air, some Sifu Jackie Chan or Donnie Yen would help you aim it away from yourself. For all the fans of the multitude of “strategies” coming from the multitude of “strategists” of all the worthless political parties, I’m sure you’ll have more faith in my “Superman” idea: use the pendatang to fight the pendatang, Bugis warrior against Kerala cocktok bullockshit merchant, DAP con artists against DAP con artists, PKR buggers against PKR buggers…

As a favour to me for this advice, Najib should find out why the dim-witted talent-free family of the Snake Pharaoh M for Memali Monster are so rich and can head hundreds of companies. No thieves honour there, but spill the kacang about all your enemies and pretend-friends before you miss with that keris. Have a stab at it, go git the Kerala Krait, O Hang Kilau Jibby! It’s also the Mother of All Battles. And the fight of your life and for your life. And the fight for my entertainment, thank you!

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