Pick your battles, DAP


Emmanuel Joseph

Playing to the gallery is easy for opposition parties, but like it or not, DAP is now part of the ruling pact and must shoulder the responsibilities that come with being in power. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 23, 2019.

RECENTLY, there were rumours of a plot to prevent Anwar Ibrahim from becoming prime minister.

The exact mechanism wasn’t clear, but it was said to involve Hishammuddin Hussein and his supporters, and the removal of Amanah and DAP lawmakers presumably in favour of a bulk of PKR MPs, as well as those from PAS, Umno and Parti Warisan Sabah, to form a racially imbalanced “Malaysia Terbaru”. To do this, according to the theory, the ruling pact needs to be split.


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