Opposition, govt can now negotiate for reforms, support, says analyst

Tan Yih Pey

Political analyst Wong Chin Huat says the govenrment's slim majority in Parliament means the opposition can now negotiate for reforms with the administration in exchange for its support on bills. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 20, 2020.

THE Perikatan Nasional (PN) government with its slim majority in Parliament can consider a confidence-and-supply agreement with the opposition in exchange for reforms, said political analyst Wong Chin Huat. 

Prime Muhyiddin Yassin’s government last Monday narrowly passed his motion to remove the Dewan Rakyat speaker by 111 to 109 MPs, out of 222 lawmakers, a sign of potential difficulties PN may face in future votes in the house.

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