MARCH 3 — It’s day three for the new prime minister and the dust’s settling down. But what’s in store for the days, weeks and months to come?
Lukewarm Dewan Rakyat— While Malaysians expect firework at the first sitting, whenever it happens before the fasting month, it might not materialise. Being in charge of government gives the prime minister much leverage and leeway. The Speaker, as analyst Adib Zalkapli points out, carries the business of the government and a motion of no-confidence is unlikely to be tabled by the new government.
At the end of decision day, early in the morning of May 10, while rakyat and pundits were scratching their head guessing the total number of seats Pakatan as a coalition had, one number was rarely mentioned, which is 54.
Which is the number of seats Umno won. The Pakatan and BN overall seat counts aside, they were the largest party in Parliament, on May 10. Continue reading “Flimsy Umno”→