Confidence votes never the first choice, but the only option for Muhyiddin now


Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

Agreeing to a vote to test his majority must be the only card Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has left considering his previous disregard for the House. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 8, 2021.

OF all the political deceit or maladministration that Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has committed to stay in power, the one that would damage our politics permanently is perhaps the emasculation of parliament.

Back when Umno’s rule in this country seemed indomitable, even the staunchest defender of government would stop short of saying our parliament is truly independent.


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