Muhyiddin Yassin announced his cabinet back on 9th March 2020 – it is an oversized cabinet with many familiar faces from 55 under Pakatan to 70 under the new coalition. The question of whether it is a better line-up than the one under Pakatan. Image source: Malay Mail
Well, it is kind of a closure for Malaysia that the King had decided that Bersatu’s Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has the highest support and thus will be the next Prime Minister. The last minute show of support for Dr Mahathir for PM from the MPs including rebels like Baru Bian may just be too late. Image source: Al Jazeera
As far as I am concerned, the dust yet to settle on the recent Malaysian political drama – nothing have settled yet. On paper, no one has a clear majority to take up the lead and be the next Prime Minister. Image source: Bloomberg / Yahoo Finance
It may come down to the end, to the last minute and after plenty of frog jumping, inducements and promises made before the nation decides that we have no choice but to call for elections.
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.
Seriously do we really need Harmony and Reconciliation Commission? Do we have a very serious race & religion conflicts in this country? Where this conflict is coming from? Is the notion of race misunderstood in this country? Infographic source: https://pediaa.com
One of biggest failures that Malaysia has since we got our independence from the British is on the issue of race and religion. It had already remained a very sensitive issue ever since and there is no single passes by without one hearing some incidents related to race or religion.