Omissions in treatise on Bersatu gambit


Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

Bersatu supreme council member Wan Saiful Wan Jan is right in saying Pakatan won the 2018 elections not because of overwhelming Malay support. However, the blame shouldn’t be placed entirely on Malay anxiety. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 30, 2020.

THIS is a response to Bersatu supreme council member Wan Saiful Wan Jan’s essay, titled “Why did Bersatu leave Pakatan Harapan?”, in the Trends in Southeast Asia series published by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

I’d like to first extend my gratitude to Wan Saiful for attempting to explicate the matter. By virtue of being a supreme council member, his take on the issue indeed sheds light on the party’s controversial exit, and provides some clarity for Malaysians still confused by the political crisis in February.


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