MARCH 10 — What’s Mahathir Mohamad’s MP support level today? What will it be on May 18 when Parliament convenes? Or more pertinently, the figure when a parliamentary majority would matter, closer to the budgetary proceedings in October?
At what point will the Sabah faction desert them, if the defections become pronounced? After all, for Warisan and UPKO it’s a state game not a federal one, and they will flee to protect their own future, notwithstanding Shafie Apdal’s relationship with Muhyiddin Yassin and Umno. The last time a Sabah government stood against a Federal government, 1990 under Joseph Pairin Kitingan, the chief minister had a corruption trial shortly after, and his party won the state election only to lose the state the day after — thanks to the roles of Mahathir and Anwar at the 1994 state election (as they say, back in the day, eh, Anwar?)
That would mark a complete transition of Borneo’s support to Perikatan Nasional (PN)
With so much which transpired over the week, it’s a mountain to climb. To cover key components. I’ll bit-size it and approach the less-looked at angles. Beginning the wild call to regain paradise lost.
MARCH 2 — “We have to take back our country from this backdoor government.”
I struggle with this abused statement among liberal Malaysians. The past week, the phrase repeats incessantly across social media platforms, but only results with limited offline activities.
The we, it appears, is either not numerous or fails to have enough gumption to show up.
JUNE 4 — The news still sizzles, so hold on to your roller-coaster seats everywhere in Malaysia, the Latheefa Koya Show is coming your way.
As the newly appointed head of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).
She is not for the meek, that’s the quick summary.
My favourite story about Latheefa is when of one of our reporters a decade ago tried to avoid contacting Latheefa, because she’s afraid of getting an earful from the lawyer who never minces her words. Worse, if the issue is misrepresented when speaking to her.