Spinning the Mukhriz story: Protuns and Dapsters hand in glove
The loudest cheerleading for Mukhriz is coming from the Dapsters and the pro-oppo media.
They’re painting him as the hapless victim and like he’s being persecuted by Najib.
Not invited, lah
Mukhriz himself actually explained with regard to what transpired – “Mereka kata, pada siapa yang hadir yang tak dijemput untuk beredar” (see 0:34 in the video below).
Mukhriz neither an elected nor appointed supreme council member
Some may not be aware that Mukhriz is not an elected member of the Umno supreme council. In the last party election, Mukhriz gunned for one of the three vice president slots but was pipped to the finish line by Hisham Hussein.
Since Mukhriz had gone for a biggie post, he did not contest a supreme council seat (25 elected slots in total).
Although he lost in the party vice presidency race, he is nonetheless a state liaison chairman – who is usually the Menteri Besar in an Umno state. As such, Mukhriz is invited to attend council meetings in that capacity.
Note however that Mukhriz is not one of the appointed council members either. Thus, his mere ‘observer’ status in the council does not give him any voting rights.
This evening, the supreme council is voting to sack Mukhriz from his post as Kedah liaison chairman. Furthermore, Mukhriz does not have the power of a vote in the decision.
It does not stray from protocol for the Umno sec-gen Ku Nan to say that Mukhriz has not been invited to attend today’s meeting.
Pro-oppo media has been doing a lot of positive spin and damage control for Mukhriz. This is one indicator of how the oppo are riding on the Protun angst.
The Dapster squads – who are suddenly Tun’s best friend – are manipulating and exploiting the emotionally charged Protuns for leverage to peel away Malay fence-sitter votes from Umno.