Desperate times call for desperate measures?

Jahabar Sadiq

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s eagerness to impose emergency rule reinforces the opposition leader’s claim of having the ‘strong, convincing and formidable numbers’ in parliament to oust Perikatan Nasional. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 24, 2020.

WHAT is a fight between 222 people in the Dewan Rakyat is now engulfing all of Malaysia and threatening to send the country lurching back to the days of emergency rule.

The last time this happened was in May 1969 when race riots broke out. The reasons now are myriad, from ensuring the Budget 2021 gets through to avoiding elections that can send Covid-19 infections through the roof.

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