It has been a week since Malaysia’s 15th General Election. Now that the storm has settled – at least until Parliament convenes on Dec 19 – it’s time to turn our attention to the World Cup.
No point in Pakatan Harapan leaders reaching out to those in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and Selangor. That is akin to preaching to the choir. It should be re-connecting with the rural folks in Sabah, Sarawak, and East Coast states.
Don’t judge Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s past associations with Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) or even Umno, as he has proven to be an inclusive leader, says political analyst Associate Professor Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim finally becomes the prime minister of Malaysia, 24 years after he was sacked as deputy prime minister. He was sworn in before Malaysia’s Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, at Istana Negara this evening.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is Malaysia’s 10th Prime Minister. The decision was announced by Istana Negara today.
Will Barisan Nasional component parties – MCA, MIC and PBRS – agree to support Pakatan Harapan in forming a unity government? This comes after the three component parties purportedly initiated a move to push for a vote of no confidence against BN chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Senior lawyer Datuk Seri Dr Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos said serious allegations made by politicians against each other should be investigated by police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
Agong to meet Malay rulers tomorrow morning to discuss political imbroglio, and who will be Malaysia’s next Prime Minister.
Royal Malaysia Police say the roadblocks are part of its posture of stepping up its ‘omnipresence’ and readiness in dealing with any eventuality.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin insists Perikatan Nasional (PN) has the support of 115 MPs and that the number is sufficient to form the government. Muhyiddin also told the Yang di-Pertuan Agong that PN will not work with Pakatan Harapan (PH) to form the new government.
Political analyst Associate Professor Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk says Malaysia will be better off if Pakatan Harapan and Perikatan Nasional unite to form the new government, as “there is no one within Perikatan Nasional that is tainted, unlike Umno.”
Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi may have gone against his party’s constitution and could face the disciplinary board for meeting Pakatan Harapan leaders in a bid to form a new government.
An Umno Perak leader, Datuk Mohamad Iruan Zulkefli, has voiced his discontent over the leadership’s move to forge a working relationship with Pakatan Harapan at state and national levels, reminding Umno leaders that the grassroots had rejected PH’s Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and DAP.