(Four parts – this is second part about the changes and posturing in the second quarter of the year)
The theoretical expectation after state governments and opposition coalition in parliament were sorted out in the aftermath of the general election – was governing. That the designated people got on with their roles.
The actual expectation notwithstanding, the actual outcome was very different. The numbers showed that the BN had been second best in the peninsula. There were inroads even in Johor. The BN was relying on the coat-tails of the Borneo parties to keep a substantial majority in parliament. Continue reading “2008 in review Pt 2 – succession, oil and a tea boy”
“All that I know most surely about morality and obligations, I owe to football” – Albert Camus
So in a convoluted way, I’d like to look at naming a Pakatan first eleven, if I had to name a team for the present Pakatan political players.
I’ll be using a strict 4-4-2 formation. The prevailing formations are different, but for the purposes of a team that has never won the championship (Malaysian Parliament) we might want to err on the side of caution. Continue reading “Pakatan’s XI”
In the storm, many of us are just trying to keep above the debris. The storm is settling a little and it is becoming quite real that the next four weeks will decide the fate of this present reincarnation of Anwar Ibrahim. Continue reading “Anwar countdown on”
A long wake is happening. Just not sure for whom it is. BN or Pakatan Rakyat. At this wake we might want to revisit the concept of coalitions, beyond what we are used to in the fifty years of Barisan Nasional and its predecessor the Alliance.
Malaysia is unique in that it has a 14 party fixed coalition. No one else has one like that. Continue reading “Coalition Theory”