In defence of rejecting Muhyiddin Yassin’s olive branch


Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

Former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin's olive branch is not a genuine call for reform, but a desperate attempt to stay in power. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 22, 2021.

AS another race to become the next prime minister of Malaysia settles, and Ismail Sabri Yaakob has emerged as the clear favourite to succeed Muhyiddin Yassin, dissatisfaction and opposition against the direction of the country are expected to follow. 

Some would even argue that the fall of Muhyiddin’s government, as well as Anwar Ibrahim and the opposition’s inability to obtain a simple majority to form a government, would ultimately be Umno’s gain.


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  • And now were back to the kleptocrats. Yeayyy..

    Posted 9 months ago by Sting like A butterfly

  • Hello Kenneth, its only in a position of weakness does any one want to make an offer. Who in his right mind would want to do so if he is in a strong position.

    So the bottom line is that PH screwed up yet again in not accepting muhyiddin offer. To be more precise, Anwar screwed up yet again. The DAP was screwed enough to read muhyiddin weakness and readiness to deal. TP & IS OKM worked to cobble a deal but it was rejected within a mere 6 hours. Goes to show the desperation Anwar has in wanting to be the PM.

    So Kenneth, don't waste your time and effort to justify your bosses screw ups. It was a gargantuan error of judgement. The standing orders of Parliament could have been amended to ensure speedy tabling of motions of confidence against a PM and that would be the leverage against muhyiddin. This is elementary. Amend the Standing order first or no support deal. This is politics 101.

    Posted 9 months ago by Super Duper