Politics QW

Remember when Muhyiddin turned on Najib in 2015? Here’s what happened.

So this article originally came out in May 2015, almost FIVE years ago. A lot can change in five days let alone five years, as you’ve probably seen from the political drama of the past week or so that led to Mahathir’s resignation and eventual rise of a certain Muhyiddin Yassin as Malaysia’s new Prime Minister. And one such thing that did seem to change a lot is political allegiances.

In case you didn’t know, Muhyiddin had been a member of UMNO since the 1970s, but it was only in mid-2016 that he was sacked from the party for breaking their rules and attacking party leadership. That ‘attack on party leadership’ seemed to have started when this video surfaced a year before that, depicting the then-Deputy PM apparently going off against his then-UMNO President and Prime Minister Najib Razak in some secret-ish UMNO meeting:


Why secret meeting? #CILISOSclickbait Well, we can kinda justify it because….

Luahan hati Timbalan Presiden Umno 1MDB YouTube

Muhyiddin of course eventually founded PPBM, got together with his friends at Pakatan Harapan to win GE14, and then became an unwilling Prime Minister at the cost of Harapan’s dissolution. But let’s take a trip thru the DeLorean for a bit and go back to 2015, to see the start of Muhyiddin’s end in UMNO. In fact, let’s take a look at that speech’s startling comments that got him in trouble in the first place.


1. “Itu pilihan UMNO. Macam pandai, tapi tak pandai” (0:22)

mahathir umno pandai

When the phonecam starts running, Muhyiddin has already started, although we don’t know for how long. He starts by asking the crowd a question, but because there isn’t an answer, he continues with a joke about the crowd with “muka macam cekodik (cekodoks?). He later repeats this line “You must be intelligent, but also SMA” twice. The pronunciation is very strange. Ros?


2. “Kalau ini tidak diatasi dengan segera, ia akan jadi the last straw on the camel’s back” (0:50)

najib anwar muhyiddin malaysiakini

Malaysia’s party leaders together before GE13 to talk about the possibilities of handover of power.

Things quickly get serious after that, talking about issues that aren’t specified, and saying that they need to be solved quickly. When asked by Datuk Radzi to clarify, he repeats “Inila yang terakhir la. Kalau tidak diselesaikan, inila yang akan membawa kita ke bawah. So kalau tak settle ni, aku yang akan jadi pengarah pilihanraya ini!


3. “Are you going to be the last one that hands over the power to the opposition?” (0:70)

image from Gelombang Rakyat. Not sure when this was taken tho

image from Gelombang Rakyat. Not sure when this was taken tho.

This was a question he claims people keep asking him. “Saya tak boleh jawab“. He then jokes about people asking if he’ll jump. “Jangan pulak masuk PAS“, he jokes. These UMNO meets sure seem fun 🙂

Is M'sia ready to deal with ISIS? 4 points that show we could be

He then assures the crowd that he won’t leave the ‘leadership’, that he has nothing to hide except fear of God, and that because of that he had responsibilities that he cannot run away from.


4. “So I face the bull! I’m not too sure who the bull is….” (2:02)

muhiyiddin cowboy

Ambik lembu, pegang tanduk dier tu.” These are some of the cute comments we were talking about earlier, which drew laughter from the crowd. Who do you think the bull is, gaiz? 😉


5. “Kalau isu ni tak selesai kita bagi peluang kepada presiden parti, takpe la dia selesai” (2:39)


Finally, he calls out Najib, although not mentioning his name, only as “presiden parti”. He then goes on to say that many people have already voiced out, including “MB” and Zahid who “nak cakap tapi takde masa.”.  He then teases that Zahid will definitely bring it up at the next meeting. More crowd laughter 🙂

He then tempers it by saying he’s not showing his greatness (“kehebatan saya”), or “kebencian kepada pemimpin saya” (!).

Saya hormat, kerana sebagai manusia… kita kena hormat“.

6. “Sack all those guys, board of 1MDB. Buang mereka!” (3:29)

Careers 1MDB 1MDB

Halfway through, he starts his tirade about 1MDB. He brings up the shocking RM42 billion figure a few times, with the cameraman even exclaiming… “Fuuuus”. He said that he mentioned this to Najib, that he should sack the guys in the board of 1MDB. At this point, the audience burst out in applause, showing support.

“Buang lah! Pasal mereka yang Perdana Menteri terpaksa menanggung. Kite takde wang lagi.”

At this point, we hear the audience shouting, “Betul! Betul!”, and another person saying, “Sack the president. Sack the president!” To be honest, we’re not sure who this person is referring to – party president, or 1MDB president.

7. “CEO ni… buang. Dan buka saja buang. Panggil polis siasat!” (3:29)

Image via TheStar

Image via TheStar

Muhyiddin’s solution… throw the CEO. It seems Tony Pua agrees as well (somewhere else. Not same conference!). Poor CEO Arul Kanda tho… he just joined 5 months ago.

8. “Ambik tindakan, jadi rakyat tengok, ‘Haa, barulah pimpinan kerajaan rasa bertanggungjawab” (5:45)


Muhyiddin’s Beban Dance

As he was asking for action, Muhyiddin then did this super-cute dance to enhance the point about this “Beban bringing them down”. We wanna call this Muhyiddin’s Beban Dance™. He clearly seemed upset saying if the company were his, he could not imagine waking up to such a debt.

This speech was the start of the now-defunct Mahathir-Muhyiddin tag team

When the video of Muhyiddin’s speech surfaced online, the 1MDB saga was about to peak. At that point in time, the biggest critic of Najib from his own party was Dr Mahathir (WSJ’s expose on it would only happen weeks after this incident). By going against Najib, Muhyiddin found himself ostracised and eventually sacked, along with Mahathir’s son Mukhriz. They eventually teamed up, founded Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), won GE14 together and were seemingly on good terms… well, until recently of course.

Visual representation of Mahathir and Anwar after Muhyiddin became PM

Visual representation of Mahathir and Anwar after Muhyiddin became PM

And just like how Najib claimed his blood boiled after seeing Muhyiddin continue to give speeches attacking him, Mahathir now claims that well, he feels betrayed.

“I feel betrayed, mostly by Muhyiddin. He was working on this for a long time, and now he has succeeded.” – Dr M, as quoted by Malaysiakini


  1. Pingback: Is Muhyiddin’s sacking = history repeating itself? | CILISOS - Current Issues Tambah Pedas!

  2. Pingback: 9 People with valid paperwork denied entry into Malaysia | CILISOS - Current Issues Tambah Pedas!

  3. Healer Biosmarts

    23/05/2015 at 11:09 pm

    When the head of government is also in charge as head of Finance Ministry, there will be easily making any country go to bankrupt sooner or later, so why Malaysians are so stupid and naive to elect the cheating party to rule the country again and again, this is greatest financial disaster and JOKE of the Century in Malaysia till now, who to blame now!!!!! Wrong party, wrong government, wrong head of two porfolio, and now the beginning of the end with all Malaysians to go into poverty with more cheating and corruption with no return at all and with full of BULSHIT indeed!

  4. Mister Godiva

    23/05/2015 at 11:07 am

    i hope Najib remains PM, that way it will be an easy win for the opposition in GE14

    • Jeffrey Read

      25/05/2015 at 10:48 am

      You must never let the cat out of the bag!

  5. Harith Yusof

    23/05/2015 at 9:14 am

    My question is why is the DPM getting more vocal now? What is his hidden agenda? Since the inception of 1MDB he has been the second in command. Why didnt he give his views earlier. He should be responsible too. He should also tender his resignation.

    • currypuff9

      23/05/2015 at 2:10 pm

      He gave his view (the ISA as well). Najib didn’t listen.

  6. Dato Lim Erng Tik

    23/05/2015 at 2:53 am

    1MDB sudah hilang 42 Bil . Tabung Haji duit sudah di ambil 188 mil . EPF for 30 mil Malaysia also gone . Every year our friend will extend 5 year from 55 till 60 year but cant see and take money becos our friend knew human wont last long more than 80 -90 year . So after 60 yr our friend extend EPF another 5 year and continue. Next plan B will be our savings, current account, FD and Unit Trust money. U dont believe what I say now , pls open your eye watch and see. Even FD money got insurance protection so what . Mahathir is smart person . If Mahathir doesnt sit as Chairman and Board of Director in Petronas all the money in Petronas also gone within a day .

  7. K Viswanathan Nambiar

    23/05/2015 at 12:35 am

    The DPM should have also stated that ‘ Tiada ma’af bagimu mama yang semua rakyat benci.

  8. Mat Heaven

    22/05/2015 at 10:58 pm

    He is not doing all these by himself. He has a strong backing.

  9. Alvin Leong

    22/05/2015 at 9:03 pm

    1MDB can be very sticky and damaging. This is just tip of the iceberg. Let’s wait to see the audit report. RM 42 billion is hell lot of money !! We need a clean and determined country prime leader, hope the person can emerge soon.


    22/05/2015 at 3:50 pm






    French Revolution
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    The French Revolution (French: Révolution française) was an influential period of social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799. Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, the Revolution profoundly altered the course of modern history, triggering the global decline of theocracies and absolute monarchies while replacing them with republics and democracies. Through the Revolutionary Wars, it unleashed a wave of global conflicts that extended from the Caribbean to the Middle East. Historians widely regard the Revolution as one of the most important events in human history.[1]

    Royal flight to Varennes
    Main article: Flight to Varennes


    The return of the royal family to Paris on 25 June 1791, after their failed flight to Varennes

    Louis XVI was increasingly dismayed by the direction of the revolution. His brother, the Comte d’Artois
    and his queen, Marie Antoinette, urged a stronger stance against the
    revolution and support for the émigrés, while he was resistant to any
    course that would see him openly side with foreign powers against the
    Assembly. Eventually, fearing for his own safety and that of his family,
    he decided to flee Paris to the Austrian border, having been assured of
    the loyalty of the border garrisons.

    Reign of Terror
    Main article: Reign of Terror


    Queen Marie Antoinette on the way to the guillotine on 16 October 1793 (drawing by Jacques-Louis David).

    The Committee of Public Safety came under the control of Maximilien Robespierre,
    a lawyer, and the Jacobins unleashed the Reign of Terror (1793–1794).
    to archival records, at least 16,594 people died under the guillotine
    or otherwise after accusations of counter-revolutionary activities.[87]
    As many as 40,000 accused prisoners may have been summarily executed
    without trial or died awaiting trial.[87][88]

    Systematic executions
    The guillotine


    became the tool for a string of executions. Louis XVI had already been
    guillotined before the start of the terror; Queen Marie Antoinette,
    Barnave, Bailly, Brissot and other leading Girondins, Philippe Égalité (despite his vote for the death of the King), Madame Roland and many others were executed by guillotine. The Revolutionary Tribunal summarily condemned thousands of people to death by the guillotine, while mobs beat other victims to death.


    Alizée – La Isla Bonita=jjUVStwNt3k

    • jeff jin

      22/05/2015 at 5:42 pm

      you watch too much tv drama

    • currypuff9

      23/05/2015 at 2:11 pm


    • Mister Godiva

      25/05/2015 at 4:15 pm

      thats what happens when you consume too much pork.


    22/05/2015 at 3:23 pm





    Kompang dipalu – Waheeda & izam EYE (Kuliah Cinta OST)=6kSfei4FTrE

    Lirik Lagu Kompang Dipalu – Izam Eye & Waheeda

    Lirik Lagu Kompang Dipalu – Izam Eye & Waheeda

    Kompang dipalu pengantin baru
    Duduk bersanding tersipu malu
    Kompang dipalu pengantin malu
    Moga bahagia ke anak cucu

    Kami doakan moga bahagia
    Selamat sejahtera hingga akhir zaman

    Mempelai tersenyum manis
    Air mawar direnjis-renjis
    Bunga manggar indah berseri

    Oh….. senyum tawa dan gembira
    Sanak saudara semua oh indahnya

    Merahnya inai di jari
    Tanda kasih dah termateri
    Ikatan raja sehari

    Oh…. Hari yang dinanti-nanti
    Sudahlah menjelma kini kekal dan abadi

    Selamat pengantin baru
    Moga kekal ke anak cucu
    Selamat pengantin baru

  12. matt

    22/05/2015 at 2:13 pm

    kalau dh umno smpi kiamat pun keturunan menipu jga

  13. maksaeng

    22/05/2015 at 1:49 pm

    “Cekodik” is not cekodok (which is a malay kuih). It is northern accent for “cerdik” or clever. Muhy was alluding to the fact that some malays act clever but in reality they are stupid. Even those who are clever are not ‘smart’.

    • Chak Onn Lau

      22/05/2015 at 3:01 pm

      ahhh ok. ini pasal we need BM editor for CILISOS.

    • Izwan Rahman

      23/05/2015 at 10:27 am

      I apply, My SPM’s BM got A1, serius..

    • Chak Onn Lau

      25/05/2015 at 1:18 am

      Pendidikan moral?

    • petite pert

      24/05/2015 at 12:56 am

      New info.. Thanks!

    • Ikkaru Risan

      30/07/2015 at 6:14 am

      More like ceghodik…never heard a Malay dialect using cekodik before and he’s from Johor

  14. CeeJ

    22/05/2015 at 12:59 pm

    The one who said “we love you” is probably the biggest sucker in that lot. Not allowing intelligent ones into UMNO simply makes them DUMNOs. If there’s no personal gain, no one will get themselves involved into politics.

    • currypuff9

      23/05/2015 at 2:13 pm

      They got paid. So Najib is the sucker.

  15. Farouq Johari

    22/05/2015 at 12:59 pm

    You repeated #3 and #4 two times. The headline should be 8 Shocking Quotes XXXX…….
    And one of your points is wrong. Actually TPM said:

    “Kalau isu ni tak selesai kita bagi peluang kepada presiden parti, takpe la dia selesai”

    • Chak Onn Lau

      22/05/2015 at 3:03 pm

      HAHAHAHA DANG. I always do this. Thanks.

  16. lawRence Chook

    22/05/2015 at 12:27 pm

    you know what, like they say sometimes when age catches up, we tend to do the abnormal which WE think is the norm, we like to stand in the mddile of the road, talk nonsense (to the chagrin of our young at home), we let ourselves go unkempt and so on – but l guess its all part of life BUT then this is our dpm or pm or what have you and when you let your guard down, that’s when you will …………….

  17. Qaws Me

    22/05/2015 at 12:07 pm

    ha ha you wrote with a sinister value, not a sentimental value….your poor grasp of malay made your interpretation of the video and listening to that malay vocals are so poor and your content of writing is full of hatred., which tailored with your disarray political values made content so bad.
    I have seen the video since yesterday. But do nt worry I know you must be from Hong Kong or taiwan or mainland china. Next time learn to talk & listen in Malay properly.

    • Chak Onn Lau

      22/05/2015 at 3:02 pm

      actually… I’m Malaysian… but can you clarify your statements? We’re more than happy to make corrections

    • Sobri Sobri

      23/05/2015 at 7:13 am

      Shouldn’t it be edited before being put up?

    • Chak Onn Lau

      23/05/2015 at 10:19 am

      We believe in learning on the job. Especially with the quick turnarounds. But yea if someone could point me to the mistakes that would help

    • Alex Lee

      23/05/2015 at 11:27 am

      Don’t worry Chak, the article was funny and accurate. I think you did a good job. I like especially the beban dance. Qaws Me is one of those people Muhhy mentioned….look smart but not smart type.

    • Sobri Sobri

      24/05/2015 at 7:02 am

      Would you sacrifice responsible reporting for speed? What if the damage has been done? Genuine errors are different from unedited errors.

  18. ALFRED

    22/05/2015 at 11:33 am

    Let the dominoes start falling….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Here at CILISOS, we believe that the only way to consume information is with a serious dose of flavour. Our aim is to make mundane things like news and current events entertaining, and informative, hopefully in equal measure. Read More

The Serious Legal Stuff


Cilisos Media Sdn. Bhd. Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved.

To Top
Send this to a friend