Different pacts, same obstacle


Emmanuel Joseph

The Perdana Putra building in Putrajaya is lit up in blue in support of Covid-19 frontliners in April. Politics will gather steam after the virus crisis ends, with parties keen to prove the strength of their new alliances. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 22, 2020.

THE political fiasco persists, with no clear conclusion in sight.

A few things are certain, though; the Perikatan Nasional government isn’t stable, lacking both a comfortable margin and mandate, and its sole purpose seems to be to deny its opponents power. Meanwhile, the current opposition isn’t as united as previous blocs, without a compelling raison d’être fuelling its fight, such as the Najib Razak-1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal.


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