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All the three of them are UMNO leaders Sharizaat the head of the Wanita and Khairy the head of the youth wing, Muhyiddin was voted in as Deputy President, and all of them have demonstrated tremendous grass root support.
Najib did not have that privilege or was he too afraid to challenge anyone, that the status quo had to be maintianed and the draconian UMNO rule of only being able to contest if you had a minimum number of nominations rendered Tengku Razaleigh ineligible to contest him. Had Kuli come in then Najib's real strength could have been gauged, Najib is thus a PM by default.
If Sharizat has to go as Najib wants her to, then the pressure will mount on Muhyddin and Khairy both of whom are in one way or another involved in the award of the NFC contract to Sharizat's husband, he can't absolve one and keep the other two and hope that all will be okay, in fact it will only get worse, and that is what some factions in UMNO claim, after all it's Sharizat's husband who owns NFC not Sharizat, so it is those who were actively involved in the award of this contract who should be taken to task, and that includes UMNO's deputy president, and UMNO's youth chief.
Of course if Najib can wipe out all the three he will then be seen as the all powerful presideent, but in UMNO to carry out such an attack he has to have the resources, and resources in UMNO means money - big big bucks, and it has to simmer down right to the grassroots, it is only money speak in UMNO nothing else will do. He can get it but it will only give the others something to get him on se he can't go forr that option.
That is the reality of UMNO, corruption breeding corruption and more corruption.
If Najib on the other hand decides to be Jantan Kuat and go ahead and sack the three it will create an uprising in UMNO bigger than what has ever been seen, and the Mahathir - Anwar saga would look but, like a storm in a teacup.
Can Najib Wage This War?
One UMNO division head tells me he'd like to, but being Najib he dares not, " had it been Mahathir, that man would have gone for it, he had a hold on so many people that he would have done it and still survived, he may come out bruised yes - after the battle, but he (Mahathir) can survive.
Najib? OMG, Najib will be made sambal belacan, and served to the UMNO assembly. He does not have that clout, in fact no one, and I dare say, no one respects Najib in UMNO, maybe some people respect the seat of the President, but Najib no way."
Najib according to UMNO sources knows his strengths, he is a great disciple of the SWOT principle and is working overtime on beefing up his strengths and looking for opportunities, but this "beef case" is driving him up the wall.
All indications are that he will not only go for Sharizat Abdul Jalil but would include Muhyiddin in his plans, the current Johor MB position with the Sultan is a preemptive move on Muhyyiddin, he'd leave Khairy Jamaluddin alone as he is no real threat to him, and with that move - removing Sharizat he inflicting enough damage on Muhyiddin and his camp, but Najib lacks the Jantanessto take a direct hit on Muhyiddin.
If Najib takes the route removing only Sharizat only, he may be solving one problem only to create two more, if he decides to go for broke it will be all out war, and if he does nothing he loses the confidence of the Malay majority which is waning by the day, it is this reality that is drawing Zaid Ibrahim back to the opposition, after all he was/is an UMNO man.
Which one way will Najib go?
Is he thinking of parking Muhyiddin in Johor as MB or is he preparing for battle in Johor - battle in Muhyiddin's own backyard?