COMMENT | Azmin's coup planned as early as October 2019, before Sheraton

Liew Chin Tong


COMMENT | Recently, Azmin Ali has been trying to rewrite history to whitewash his reputation. Don’t be fooled. Azmin was the main architect of the failed coup in October 2019 which was the precursor to the Sheraton coup. Here are the facts for the record.

After Azmin was allegedly implicated in an infamous video scandal that went viral in June 2019, he tried to put together a coalition to deny Anwar Ibrahim his coveted premiership.

Azmin was aided by two other ring leaders: Hamzah Zainuddin and Hishammuddin Hussein. Hamzah brought 15 Umno MPs to defect to Bersatu in February 2019, depleting Umno’s 54 seats to 39. Hishammuddin Hussein was said to control 17 Umno MPs at the time.

Their plan in October 2019 was to engineer a Malay unity government with the addition of Hishammuddin’s group (17), Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) (18) and PAS (18) to bring their numbers to 53, the exact number needed to replace Amanah (11) and DAP (42)...

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