Malaysia joins many others in adopting wait-and-see approach in endorsing new Afghanistan government as Taliban continues to hit the headlines for the wrong reasons.
Saifuddin Abu Bakar’s headache would not just be confined to the day-to-day operations at Wisma FAM. Monetising the national body’s efforts will be a challenge due to the bleak economy, no thanks to the prolonged battle against Covid-19 and a fragile government.
Addressing the nation for the first time as Malaysia’s ninth prime minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob introduces the concept of ‘Malaysian family’. Only time will tell if he will get the buy-in from politicians and the people.
Umno reclaims the top seat in Putrajaya as its vice-president will be sworn in as Malaysia’s ninth prime minister at Istana Negara tomorrow. But will this be another short-lived administration?
Malaysia does not need another bloated Cabinet and a bunch of failures running the show again. It just needs a small “committee” of competent administrators so to speak, to run the country and let the people decide on the nation’s political direction in the next general election.
The turn of events in Malaysia at this juncture mirrors that of February 2020. This political saga, however, will not end tomorrow; expect this to be another draggy affair.
Since politicians from both sides of the divide claim to have the numbers, it’s best that a vote of confidence be held before Parliament resumes next month. This will end the political bickering once and for all.
It was generally a poor outing for the Malaysian contingent with only a silver medal from Datuk Azizulhasni Awang (men’s keirin) and a bronze from national shuttlers Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik (men’s doubles). Should the Olympic Council of Malaysia now spearhead the national contingent’s plan, instead of just being a glorified tour agent?
All eyes will be on tomorrow’s pre-Cabinet meeting between the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, following Umno’s decision to withdraw its support from Muhyiddin’s embattled government.
The Malay rulers may convene again at Istana Negara as early as next week, to discuss the revocation of the Emergency ordinances that has resulted in a constitutional crisis as Parliament’s special sitting on Monday has been postponed.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong confirmed today that he did not consent to the revocation of the Emergency ordinances, expressing that he was “very disappointed” with the statement made in Parliament on Monday that the government had revoked them.
If the rakyat could speak to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, here are some of the questions we would ask.
It is understood there are plans to get the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to revoke several emergency ordinances before the Dewan Rakyat special sitting tomorrow – despite the King’s past decree that the state of emergency and ordinances must be discussed and debated in Parliament.