Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was not pulling the strings behind the bitter public spat between two Barisan Nasional leaders.
Bintulu MP Tiong King Sing - who shot to stardom with his RM10 million allegation last week - said the premier did not give him the clearance to go for MCA president Ong Tee Keat's jugular. When the war of words exploded, rumours were rife that Najib's fingerprints were all over the scene.
After all, how could a mere parliamentarian get away with embarrassing Ong, who helms the second biggest component party, and was appointed by the premier as transport minister.
It was said that Najib was cross with Ong for putting the government in the spotlight by spilling the beans on the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal.
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Well, what more I have to say here? Najib's name has been brought up. And Muhyiddin's earlier call for truce have been ignored.
All the spinning by their media on Pakatan Rakyat's internal rift is nothing as compared to this. There is something cooking behind this scene if we take a look beyond the surface. Lately, Muhyiddin has been very vocal while Najib chose to keep mum behind the scene. Internal trojan horses at war? Leadership rift in Umno? All remains to be seen but, there are definitely some hands behind all this squabble.