“Do we need to settle who becomes PM first? Why are things done backwards? Shouldn’t we first solve how BN (Barisan Nasional), Muafakat Nasional and/or Perikatan will enter GE15?
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is a lucky man. He has got friends who have full confidence in him. That’s not … 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
The whole world is waiting for PH++ to come up with a final decision on their prime ministerial candidate. As … More
UMNO and PAS are like the characters Vladimir and Estragon in the Samuel Becket’s play ‘Waiting for Godot ‘…Godot is … More
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
Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan wonder and puzzle as when he know about the leaked audio recording purpotedly a plot that … 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
The existing arrangement of Muafakat Nasional between PAS and UMNO is not as straightforward as one plus one equals two. … More
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.
Hadi Awang will be busy as he gets down to work as Malaysia’s “special envoy to the Middle East” with ministerial status. He is fluent in Arabic, and he can presumably use his linguistic skill to great advantage in his bid to help the Palestinians.
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
Malaysia’s ruling parties announced on Sunday, their support for the establishment of coalition, Perikatan Nasional (PN)
King’s speech is only item on agenda, in a move that has driven anger among opposition questioning government majority.
The Muhyiddin government has delayed a widely anticipated vote of no confidence on his prime ministership when parliament reconvenes on 18 May. Is the new prime minister, whose legitimacy is being contested, feeling insecure? Or does he have the requisite numbers to support him — or is it both?
Muhyiddin’s government compounding its legitimacy issues by limiting the coming parliament sitting to one day. He appointed that most of the MPs in his camp to various positions in the government or GLCs, thus consolidating his support base