What Happens Now — The immediate Aftermath of a Muhyiddin Administration

Perikatan Nasional give thanks to the mandate they now have.

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.

The opposition, if as many as claimed remains disciplined, can jettison every proposal, bill and amendment by this government, leading up to the budget. Sorry to dampen the spirit of the excited. Continue reading “What Happens Now — The immediate Aftermath of a Muhyiddin Administration”

Umno President Death Race

Used to be a huge deal, the Umno general assembly, but this season RTM is busier showing the World Cup.

Everyday #MalaysiaBaru offers political writers enough fuel power a space rocket, and at this rate, all the way to Pluto.

Hitherto, in 72 years of existence, a total of *four men have ever challenged for the Umno presidency, otherwise incumbents or the anointed ones win without a contest.

The all so famous “Umno” no contest culture.

Today, ** seven men dare to defy the culture, and vie for the overall leadership. Continue reading “Umno President Death Race”

Flimsy Umno

Zahid, the big boss for now.

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”