An odd day in Parliament

The opening of the third term of the 14th Parliament yesterday. The half-day sitting is unprecedented in Malaysian history. – EPA pic, May 19, 2020.

Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar

IT’S rather bizarre to watch live on television – courtesy of the official media outfit RTM – politicians who were voted out of power two years ago comfortably seated at the government bench, led by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, in the third session of the 14th Parliament yesterday.

On the other hand, Pakatan Harapan (PH) MPs switched places to occupy the opposition bench, together with Bersatu’s tiny fraction led by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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