Just after winning the last election, Malaysia saw a change in the political landscape. So with Bersatu’s latest move, will this be the end of Pakatan Harapan & New Malaysia? Image source: TheStar
It does like that this is the case after news were out that Dr M’s party will create new political coalition which includes UMNO, MCA, MIC and PAS. This will basically kicks out DAP, Amanah and PKR (those aligned to Anwar Ibrahim). In other words, it is a betrayal of the people’s mandate back in 2018 where they voted out Barisan Nasional which comprised by the same political parties that Dr M now wants to join.
It is turning to be a very sad day for New Malaysia indeed.
Frankly speaking, this reminds of the great fiasco that happened in Perak back in 2009 when BN took over the state by getting some of the politicians from the ruling government to jump over and getting the majority. The level of betrayal was the same. These are related posts:-
- Malaysia 2009: 1 Malaysia, 2 Peraks
- Malaysia 2009: The Great DUN Perak Fiasco
- Malaysia 2009: Screwed in Perak
Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, Umno, PAS and Sabah and Sarawak’s leaders gathered at Istana Negara yesterday, fuelling speculation that the Pakatan government has collapsed.
Talk was rife that Bersatu has decided to pull out of the ruling coalition along with a group of PKR MPs aligned to party deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
In addition, an unspecified number of Umno lawmakers along with those from PAS, Parti Warisan Sabah and the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition are also said to be throwing their support behind Prime Minister and Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to remain in power.
Should this happen, Pakatan would be left without a simple majority of at least 112 seats in Parliament, raising questions as to whether a new alliance will take over or whether a snap general election will be called.
The dramatic developments yesterday came less than 48 hours after a Pakatan presidential council meeting which gave Dr Mahathir the mandate on when to step down from the premiership after November’s Apec Summit in Kuala Lumpur.
The very fact that Dr M’s Bersatu political party is willing to join forces with other opposition political parties and abandon their current partners in Pakatan Harapan does gives the notion that this will be the end of Pakatan Harapan and probably the end of the new Malaysia.
There is no official announcement made on the status of the Pakatan Harapan and whether there will be a new Government in place soon. Rumours are flying left, right, center and backwards so it is difficult to confirm whatever news that is coming out in the mainstream media and social media.
More to come…