Zahid said regardless whether Latiff apologised or not the Mersing seat remained Umno’s. Najib Razak also had criticised Latiff for playing down the party’s popularity in Sabah. Najib had also said Umno would take Mersing back.
The Chini by-election shouldn’t have aroused much enthusiasm in the first place, as the outcome was not going to be … More
Perhaps if there was any weakness in Najib, it must have been his trust on some people. Najib believed that with everything he had done for the country, the rakyat would not fall into the PH’s constant slander . He was gravely mistaken. Mahathir won the emotions of the people with his smear campaigns.
KUALA LUMPUR : Former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah’s judicial review challenge … More
Arguably, sticking to the Malay-led multiracial formula remains, for now, the best approach to governing Malaysia. However, politicians must not lose sight of the merit-based multicultural idealism upheld by many young Malaysians. The test will be whether Perikatan Nasional or Pakatan Harapan can secure victory through an alternative formula in the next election
Anwar and Dr Mahathir separately claimed to have the majority vote of members of parliament, both contradicting each other to say they are the prime ministerial candidate.
The whole world is waiting for PH++ to come up with a final decision on their prime ministerial candidate. As … More
The more important question now is why did the Malays, from a high moral ground came down so much to now support politicians with millions of cash, watches and hand bags as well as those who have Islamic foundation but has no building on the address?
Dr Mahathir’s initial list of 115 MPs on February 29 and how it has changed then, which in some cases illustrate how quickly political loyalties and allegiances can change in Malaysia:
After a 100 days under the Old Order, many Malaysians now realise that while the Pakatan government was not perfect it was trying to do good. It was perhaps clumsy, but it was honest. Malaysians have to protect the fruits of democracy together, to build back better, we need everyone who dreams of clean government and of democratic space to come together, and in our turn, to push back the Old Order (UMNO).
If Malaysia ends up a divided nation again, then every Malaysian, regardless of race or religion, will lose When unbridled … More
Malaysia, once seen as a multicultural nation, has been incrementally traveling down the path of monoculturalism. In 1957, Chinese comprised about 40 percent of the population. That has shrunk to about 23 percent today. Any ideas promoting a true multi-cultural Malaysia were politically resisted.
The fact that both Umno and Bersatu are now in the same coalition stands for nothing. It is simply a matter of time before Umno brings down Bersatu the way Bersatu brought down Pakatan Harapan
Disgraced Malaysian leaders plan a comeback. Najib, according to a well-placed political source in Kuala Lumpur, is angling to take back the leadership of the Barisan Nasional despite the magnitude of the crimes for which he Is standing trial
KUALA LUMPUR (June 2): Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has denied making any agreement for Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia … More
Mahathir Mohamad’s sacking shows Malaysia’s regime change is far from complete, says James Chin. HOBART: Mahathir Mohammad and four of … More
The weakness of the Perikatan Nasional government-without-people’s-mandate has given birth to a lot of rumours surrounding its future. Even scandal-ridden … More
Documents submitted to an Israeli court revealed Senpai’s methods of operation and its ties to questionable regimes, including its $1.5 million deal to supply Malaysia’s intelligence agency with surveillance tools to be used on civilians
Rather than four shambolic offices in each division, they can regroup to one substantial office in each 222 divisions across the country. The menace of seat trading among Semenanjung parties ends. And even Amanah gets a pass to respectability through assimilation.
By forming a single Pakatan party.
The country’s political upheaval reinforces the continued importance of paying attention to structural dynamics and the more contingent and contested nature of outcomes in domestic politics.
Share of federal power under the PN government has brought to the fore the allure of party posts again.
Switching of political allegiances was instrumental after GE14 to resolve deadlocks and determine who would form the new state government, with the same tactic of defections also being used during and after the 2020 political crisis
Devoid of political legitimacy and with uncertain support in parliament, PM is now dependent upon a clutch of MPs, furthering their own ambitions. To survive, he will have to give more and more of the shop away, to buy the loyalty of politicians with all manner of appointments and sweetheart deals
A government that genuinely upholds freedom of speech and freedom of expression cannot selectively grant them to certain segments of the population; it would have been undemocratic. But, give people too much freedom, and they abuse it.