With the ongoing political instability, perhaps it is time to adopt the ‘whole of society’ approach in pushing for sports policies and blueprints to ensure it is community-driven and that the objectives are met – regardless of who is in power.
Battle lines were drawn at last weekend’s Umno general assembly as leaders fight for the survival not just of their political careers, but their party’s as well.
Sports should indeed be pure, colour blind and viewed without any political affiliation or bias. Yet, that’s just an illusion. At the end of the day, it boils down to the whims and fancies of those in power.
Associate Professor Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk believes Umno will work with anyone as long as it can be part of the government.
Discussions related to ‘severing ties’ with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) are much anticipated at Umno’s general assembly which begins tomorrow but will not serve any purpose as the party will continue to play second fiddle in the government, says Associate Professor Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk.
It is hoped that the emergency in Malaysia be lifted sooner than scheduled, Parliament be in session and that the punitive regulatory measures for SOP non-compliance will be phased out as this will enable the government of the day to regain the trust and confidence of the people.
Former Titiwangsa MP Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani remains active in the area despite losing in the 2018 GE. He seems eager to contest again to prove his critics wrong but another defeat could see him out of politics for good.
It has been an eventful year replete with theatrics, intrigues, controversies, horse-trading, party-hopping, court rulings and convictions that reveal the integrity, or the lack of it, of our elected representatives, writes Prof Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin.
In a bid to strengthen Umno’s position in the Malaysian political landscape, will Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi accept radical changes which include the party president not being prime minister and the formation of a council that will scrutinise the leader of the government?
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin marks his first anniversary as Prime Minister today. Battling a pandemic, economic downturn, political instability and calls to resign, it’s been a trying time for the Bersatu leader. Who else can lead Malaysia besides Muhyiddin?
Despite Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin assuring everyone the general election will be called once the Covid-19 situation in the country settles, Malaysia’s political dilemma will continue even after GE-15, says Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Assoc Prof Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk.
There has not been proper and concerted planning to engage and address the plight of the lower-income groups. As during the pandemic, planning has been reactive rather than proactive, writes Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin.
Malaysia and Indonesia looking “seriously” at political uncertainty in Myanmar as Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin describes military coup as a step backward in democracy.