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COMMENT: Can Deepak bring down Umno?


Jan 17 – The need, greed and obsession for money, wealth and power at its most corrupt can all be seen in the trials and tribulations that Deepak Jaikishnan (pic), with his supporting cast of Rosmah Mansor, Najib Tun Razak and Anwar Ibrahim, are going through now.

In Deepak we see the use of money not for good but for evil. He will have difficulty in finding friend as they see what he is now doing to his ‘sister’ and to those from whom he now seek help from.

Today he is toxic to the two people most able to get him out of the business predicament that he has got himself into. A predicament born out of cronyism and politics so flawed that it requires a political solution only Anwar or Najib can contemplate.

Najib and Rosmah have washed their hands off him – encouraged by no small amount, I am sure, by Deepak’s threats to reveal Rosmah’s and Najib’s involvement in Altanatuya’s murder.

After much circumspect consideration, Najib and Rosmah have decided that what Deepak has to say about their involvement in the retraction of PI Bala’s first SD would not harm Najib’s chances of winning the 13th general election.

So what is Deepak to do now?

Deepak traitorously goes to the other man who may be able to help him – Anwar. Anwar knows that Deepak comes to him because Najib and Rosmah has cast him off.

If Najib and Rosmah think that Deepak is not worth the money he is asking for, how much then is Deepak worth to Anwar?

What Anwar has to decide now is whether what Deepak has on Najib and Rosmah can win Pakatan Rakyat the general election and make him the prime minister.

Those are the only criteria that Anwar and Pakatan Rakyat will judge Deepak by.

Taking Najib and Rosmah out of the political equation is not enough. There are Muhyiddin Yassin and Dr Mahathir Mohamad eager to step into Najib’s shoes.

Delivering a mortal blow to Umno

Not only must Najib go but also what Deepak reveals of Najib, the Umno president, must deal Umno a mortal blow from which it cannot recover – at least not in time to ready itself to battle Pakatan in the 13th general election.

Then, and only then will Anwar and Pakatan be able to consider ‘working’ with Deepak for the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth to come out.

It is not Deepak who decides. All this talk of telling the truth and getting immunity as a whistle blower is bull dust.

When Anwar and his Pakatan colleagues are in agreement that Deepak has the goods to topple the BN government, then Deepak can have whatever he wants.

For now he waits.

Hell has no fury like a women scorn. Well now we have a scorned Deepak. And if he has his way, he will bring Najib and Rosmah down with him courtesy of Pakatan Rakyat.

But can he bring down Umno?

That is a big ask. The 2M’s fight did not bring Umno down. The sultans could not lay a finger on Umno.

Anwar and reformasi did not bring Umno down. Mahathir could not bring Umno and Abdullah Ahmad Badawi down. What can Deepak do?

When required Umno will dig down deep to find what resources they need to defend themselves against any encroachment by its perceived or real enemies.

Deepak is a drop in the ocean.

He will be allowed to bring down Najib and Rosmah only if that is what Umno would allow him to do. If that is not what Umno wants, then Deepak has to go to Anwar. And that is where he is at now.


The writer CT Ali is a reformist who believes in Pakatan Rakyat’s ideologies. He is a FMT columnist.