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Revisit two-coalition system in Malaysia

Only a more democratic, pluralist and accountable two-coalition system can begin to free coalition politics from conspiracies and implosions


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Is it blowback time in Malaysian politics as Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional regime faces implosion?

Sixteen months ago, the Pakatan Harapan government, formed after the 2018 general election, fell when it was deserted by a Muhyiddin-led band of defectors from his Bersatu and Anwar Ibrahim’s PKR. Muhyiddin hastily assembled an ad hoc Perikatan Nasional coalition, chiefly joined by Umno and Pas. On 7 July 2021, however, Umno’s Supreme Council decided to leave PN and accordingly demanded Muhyiddin’s resignation.

Speculation abounds over a multiplicity of issues: Umno’s machinations, its leaders’ motives, Muhyiddin’s manoeuvres, the opposition’s intentions, and PN’s future. Full article by Khoo Boo Teik on Fulcrum’s website

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