The RAHMAN prophesy is coming to its end with Najib fulfilling the last alphabet N. For the uninitiated, the alphabets of RAHMAN spell out the first letter of the names of the Prime Ministers of Malaysia starting with Tengku Abdul Rahman where the RAHMAN originated, the following PMs were Abdul Razak, Hussein Onn, Mahathir, Abdullah Badawi and now Najib.
The question is that we are now at the end of the RAHMAN prophesy, then what? Is Najib going to rule forever so there is no need for another formula to replace the RAHMAN formula. And by the look of things, Najib is going to rule for a long time to come. Whatever, Najib cannot be an immortal and it will come to an end. So, what is the next change? Would a new formula be found and how would it take shape?
The short 6 alphabets may be a sign that Malaysia will have only 6 PMs and subsequently there will not be any more PM. It could mean the end of Malaysia, with Malaysia breaking into different states and new countries. This is not far fetch given the artificiality and superficiality of the Malaysia concept. The two east Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak are all itching to break away from the Malay/Islam dominated country. They just don’t fit in given their population and religious profiles. And there is Johore that is increasingly losing patience with the Federal Govt meddling and messing up its development plans. Kelantan and Penang have different reasons to want a different formula or status quo.
There could be another possibility, that Malaysia will become a dictatorship, ruled by a dictator and no need for a PM. The possibility of Malaysia breaking up is high, but a dictatorship, mmmmnn, what do you think? Najib a dictator?
Look at another possibility of the RAHMAN formula being recycled with Malaysia remaining as it is. If this be the case, the next PM would be one whose name starts with the letter R. Tengku Razaleigh’s name came up immediately. Though ageing but still going strong and why not? Who else that are in the political limelight today with a name starting with R? What about newly appointed Economic Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan, same name as Tengku Abdul Rahman to start a new cycle? He is young, only 50 years old and fit in nicely to succeed Najib in another term. There are two more ministers with names starting with R in Richard Riot Jaem and Rohani Abdul Karim. But both are light weights and unlikely to be PM material.
The RAHMAN formula would rule out many of the close contenders like Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Hishammudin, Khairy etc. If this formula is going to be repeated, a new R must be found that is very influential and powerful to fit the role of a PM. I have one more R in mind and this candidate has a very high chance of taking over the rein from Najib.
Still guessing? What about Rosmah?