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Shake, shake, shake... for new coalitions?

The Rubik’s Cube of Malaysian coalition politics is spinning hard.

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Is Kimanis Sabah’s Tanjung Piai?

Sabah politics is about to be tested, with Umno framing the coming by-election as a referendum for the controversial Sabah Temporary Pass for illegal immigrants issue.

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Political word of the year: Fluid

THE second day of the new year started with the surprise resignation of Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.

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No clear endgame for Pakatan power play

Who will be Prime Minister will remain our country’s most significant political story in 2020.

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Wishing for a third force

Many ‘Ubah’ voters are hoping for a special present this Christmas – an alternative political movement.

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A Shakespearean dilemma

Is it only a matter of time before PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is sacked from his party?

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‘Pessimism abounds’ in the nation

A poll on how Malaysians think the Pakatan Harapan government is doing since it was voted in more than a year ago sends a strong signal that changes must be made, and quickly.

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Looking back at Tanjung Piai: What exactly did the people say with their votes?

A post by-election discussion analyses the results and that huge majority.

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Like drowning duckweeds

Pakatan Harapan’s loss in the Tanjung Piai by-election showed that Malaysians’ voter literacy has improved, but there is still a lot of intrigue left in the country’s political drama to befuddle us.

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Swing time in the northern state

The belief was that the ruling coalition (especially Umno) would win big in Kedah because of the three-cornered fight between Barisan, Pakatan Harapan and PAS. The perception was that PAS would split the opposition votes, benefitting Barisan.

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Support gone south?

Backing for Pakatan Harapan in the country’s southernmost area seems to be eroding.

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Look who’s counting

Since the formation of Malaysia, the Prime Minister has come from the party with the most MPs. GE14 broke this convention, and now there’s a numbers scrum.