Politicians blinded by their ambitions are not seeing the real numbers, says Purwaiz Alam.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s claim that he has the numbers to form a new government is not what the country needs right now with Covid-19 and the economy still dicey. Malaysia needs closure and it can be done through a general election, says Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Assoc Prof Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk.
The Sabah election brings to the fore the good, the bad and the ugly. It is a stage where actors of various emotional and materialistic dispositions strut around to regale the audience (electorate) with tales that portray the illusion of reality, writes Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin.
Celebrity activist Daphne Iking has been approached by political parties to stand for election in her home state Sabah. While she is entertaining the idea, she says the time isn’t right as her children are still young.
A series of events unfolding in the country has placed Malaysia in a state of turmoil with so many conundrums in the management of its affairs.
Watching Sherlock Holmes on Astro shows nothing has changed when it comes to the high and mighty and elected officials who think they are above the law.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad still wants to be seen as kingmaker by creating a third force. He is still promoting himself as a potential prime minister but this strategy will not materialise as many political parties are re-aligning themselves, says Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Assoc Prof Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk.
The intense politicking over the decades has hurt the nation unjustly. Senior lawyer Datuk Seri Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos insists there must be strict checks and balances when it comes to politicians and Malaysians must work together to strengthen and protect the country’s institutions.
Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Assoc Prof Dr Azeem Fazwan Ahmad Farouk says Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman’s plan to set up a youth-centred multiracial movement will not be smooth if it is registered as a political party.
USM academician Mohamed Ghouse Nasaruddin says politicians spend most of their time politicking to get political mileage and to shore up their position of power without much consideration for the welfare of the people as they are consumed with their own agenda.
Will action be taken against Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal after he declared he will use his position to issue letters of support for those who vote for him in the upcoming Bersatu elections?
Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad confirms the setting up of new Malay party, stressing it is necessary as the other Malay parties have gone astray.
Umno insiders claim a general election will be called soon as the party wants to strike while the iron is hot by riding on Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s feel-good influence before it fades.