PETALING JAYA: Social media is abuzz over Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s return from a holiday in Australia Tuesday night.
His arrival is being closely watched in the wake of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razakâ€™s reported ultimatum to those opposing 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) at last Friday’s Cabinet meeting.
Najib reportedly told Cabinet members to either “stand with him or resign.”
Several blogs have been urging supporters to welcome back Muhyiddin at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where he is due to arrive at 9pm.
Text messages were also reportedly being circulated calling on his supporters to turn up in big numbers at the airport.
However, an official said the text messages did not come from the Deputy Prime Minister’s office.
“We never invited anyone to send him off or welcome him back from anywhere,” said the official who requested anonymity.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein tweeted that he agreed with Najib’s reported ultimatum but on three conditions – that there be rationalisation of 1MDB, accountability and transparency.
Muhyiddin did not attend the special Cabinet meeting and has been overseas since May 26.
In a video at a closed-door Umno training session, Muhyiddin had demanded that the whole 1MDB board be sacked and had urged Najib to do it.