Mr. Sultan Down South & Agong against the rest?
From the time when Din went down to Pekan to menyembah the Agong and seek the Agong approval on the declaration of the EMERGENCY (but failed), the Sultan Down South has been following developments with much more than brotherly interest. Could there be more than brotherly interest for Mr. Sultan Down South to be following developments the does not really concern him? For surely the declaration of an EMERGENCY is really the concern of the King and the Prime Minister of the day kan?
If truth be told, the King aka the Sultan of Pahang, have been in the bad books of Mr Sultan Down South for quite some time now. For many many years from the time when the King was then Tengku Makhota Pahang. For as Tengku Makhota Pahang, the current king took a second wife. That upset the Royal Family Down South because the Tengku Makhota’s first wife was from their Kerabat.
So when Langkah Sheraton happened, a little bird told me that me that Mr. Sultan Down South was quite keen on having Din, a Johorian, as the prime minister. And Mr Sultan Down South did made his “keeness” to have Din as Prime Minister known to the Agong aka the Sultan of Pahang. And the Agong wanting to get back into the good books of Mr Sultan Down South knew what he had to do. The rest, as they say, is history. But that was family business.
This EMERGENCY declaration is something else. This is “real business” for the King and for Mr Sultan Down South because both wanted Din to remain as Prime Minister. Between the three of them – The King, Mr Sultan Down South and Din – there is enough business opportunities to be kautim…AND…do not forget that next in line to be King, is Mr Sultan Down South! It would seem that the EMERGENCY was manna from the heavens for these three. Din remain as PM, our King was promised some business opportunities that would come his way sooner if not later and Mr. Sultan Down South can prepare for the time when it is his turn to be King! Can you even begin to imagine how much money can be made? Mr. Sultan Down South as King and Din, also from Johor, as PM? Their cup will runneth over for sure!
BUT…now there is trouble in paradise.
Brotherly love between Pahang, Johor and Din tidak di restu oleh the other brother Sultans for reasons that are best left unsaid in case I ruffle too many feathers by telling why it is so. Suffice for me to say that there when push comes to shove, Mr Sultan Down South is not the only one who can push his weight around. No Sir! I will go so far as to say that these coming few days, if not weeks, will be an interesting one as Din tries to handle the Royals, Umno, PAS and the Opposition all at the same time.
Spoiler alert ! Watch what happens to the Six Corvette project and also keep an eye if the King aka the Sultan Pahang, takes delivery of any new Helis dalam masa terdekat. Enough said!