A political crisis of sheer arrogance

Emmanuel Joseph

A week has passed since Umno announced it was withdrawing support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his government, yet the status quo remains and two parties pitching to the same demographic squabble over who should be in charge. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 11, 2021.

A WEEK has passed since Umno declared it was no longer supporting the government of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, following a short but controversial parliamentary sitting that saw Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law and Parliament) Takiyuddin Hassan accused of misleading the House, the Royal Palace issuing an extraordinary denial and rebuke of his account of events, and the session being cut short on account of some Covid cases.

It is a contest of wills between the oldest and youngest parties in the PN coalition, both representing the same demographic of Malay voters, both vying to dominate leadership of the country.

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