Sheraton Move – a deliberate move?

“After his two henchmen executed the Sheraton move, Tun did not have to tender in, his 3-in-one resignation- as pm, as chairman of pr, and as chairman of ppbm, straightaway. Because with his wealth of experience as a twice elected pm, leading first for 22 years, and then with his popularity soaring after the fall of BN, he has so much power vested in him, he could have easily invoke the sedition act and gotten his two henchmen as well as all the defectors arrested, crippling their plans to takeover. So why didn’t he?
Instead, he did the unthinkable by coercing TT to give up his position. Didn’t Tun, with all his wisdom know that if TT were to resign, the three prongs of our separation of powers- the legislative, executive and the judiciary would have been crippled completely leaving the agong with a constitutional crisis with no one to consult except his royal court? Unless he intended it, Tun should have known that if that happens, the rakyat is gagged over whatever development that takes place right after. And it will all point to the Agong if the next pm doesn’t live up to the rakyats demand.

Ironically when his two henchmen defected to the other side during the night of the Sheraton move, they announced that Tun is also coming over, and straightaway reinstated Tun’s own dismissal, swore allegiance to Tun, and declared him as pm elect? Why? Must they rely on Tun if they have gotten enough numbers to outwit pr even without support from Tun? And it was also strange that the dpm seat was left vacant when moo has enough candidates to create 76 positions. Why must that seat be left open and who was it for?

One theory is that Tun did agree to defect. That’s why the strange occurrences. And that the vacant dpm seat was henchmen number one’s who assume the coveted position which Tun declined. Such treachery. Does that explain why our Agong did not entertain Tun’s appeal and cut him off totally even when Tun has eventually gotten the numbers? Possible. But wait, didn’t Tun have an alibi? Because on the night of the Sheraton move, Tun did not appear. Or, was that a device cleverly plotted by his two henchmen using Tun’s power, support and influence, to garner sufficient seats thus making Tun guilty and implicating him as the architect of the Sheraton move? Later interviews has found that Tun admitted and knew about the plot to overthrow pr. And if that is the case, why didn’t Tun prevent it from happening?

Now comes the most beguiling question. Exactly who and what triggered this Sheraton move? And who paid for the billls? Theories has ranged from Tun’s displeasure with his other ruling coalition for trying to dismantle and correct everything he put in place during his 22 years of premiership therefore, he architect his own defection. If not, why did Tun straightaway resigned from all his positions in one night? When he could have rounded them off with the sedition act? The other theory was Jib, bribing his way off his purportedly 42? counts of corruption cases, made a deal with Tun through Jib’s henchmen and Tun, accepting the deal but not wanting to dirty his own hands, cleverly execute this defection and takeover plans through Tun’s two loyal henchmen without the knowledge of the strongmen of amanah, pkr and dap. So that when mahaiddin takes over, jib’s wishes will come through.

Whatever that has lingered on remains a mystery. But one thing is for certain. The Sheraton move left a distaste inside everyone’s mouth. It has tarnished Tun’s credibility totally for being wish-washy in his handling of the crisis, and besides that , the back door government the two henchmen created without blinking their eyelids makes both of them, public enemy number one. Unless they are both victims of circumstance. Whilst one has made himself the pm, after the unwillingness of Tun to crossover as per their initial deal, the other henchmen had his reputation desecrated because being younger , he remains the top contender to be pm designate and a possible threat to Tun’s preferred dpm or pm-to-be. So who is this candidate that Tun tries to craft the episode for? No one knows. And who paid for the bills during the Sheraton move?

Anyway theories are just that. Theories. Rumours will keep on flying around until sufficient evidence surfaces . Till today, everyone has the right to believe what they want.”

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