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Among UMNO, Bersatu and PAS, they will negotiate from “the pool” of 135 of the 165 Peninsula seats.
This change will significantly alter the political landscape.
I quit because my party rejected my views, meaning they had lost their faith in me.
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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.
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
King’s speech is only item on agenda, in a move that has driven anger among opposition questioning government majority.
Let’s decide to turn this crisis into an opportunity – an opportunity to wake up from the suffocating slumber of Politics 1.0, and dig deep to find the road to Malaysia 2.0
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
He was very friendly to me, as always. But I detected a change in his view. For him, if nothing was changed in Pakatan, then Bersatu would lose badly in the next general election. I gave him a counterview that Bersatu would be eaten up alive by UMNO and PAS in any form of Malay unity coalition, hence the best partner for Bersatu was DAP as there would be little competition in seats.
Muhyiddin was less ambitious at that time because he thought his party would still have to work with PAS whereas Dr Mahathir had discounted the Islamist party which he saw as nothing but Najib’s collaborator.
The insatiable Azmin was still pushing for the Muhyiddin-Azmin as PM-DPM but Muhyiddin was not involved.
The audio recording is believed to be from the party’s supreme council meeting on Feb 23, prior to another meeting at the Sheraton Hotel that night, attended by Barisan Nasional MPs and defecting Pakatan MPs
What Muhyiddin has done is to delay the legitimisation or otherwise of what may well be an illegitimate government. Until he allows Parliament to sit properly, this government is illegitimate in the eyes of the people, and perhaps even in law.