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No lockdown for politics

There seems to be no break from politicking as politicians continue their power games during this MCO.

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All the drama over Umno-Bersatu ties

Will they or won't they: Factions within the party are causing much anxiety as they each try to push their agendas.

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Stranger times ahead

Along with strange bedfellows in Malaysia’s ever-changing political landscape.

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It will only get weirder

IT has been a weird year, politically. The year 2020 started with the continuation of the expected political game between then Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and prime-minister-in- waiting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. In February, it ended unexpectedly: Dr Mahathir resigned as Prime Minister. It was as if the Langkawi MP had outplayed himself when he plotted to stop the Port Dickson MP from becoming PM.

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Rumblings in the opposite aisle

In an ironic plot twist, Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is now facing a no-confidence challenge after Budget 2021 was successfully passed in Parliament.

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The one with the strange bedfellows

‘I’ll be there for you, or you, or who’s-best-for-me you’ seems to be the theme song of the neverending Malaysian political ‘Friends’ sitcom.

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Going down in history

The ouster of the Perak MB was not really unanticipated. The question is whether the political turmoil in the Land of Grace will stay in the state or affect politics on the national stage.

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A telling vote on Budget 2021

OPPOSITION supporters were eagerly waiting for their MPs to oppose Budget 2021 when it came up for vote in Parliament on Thursday. But only 13 MPs objected, which was not enough as 15 are needed to force a bloc vote. The rest refused to stand up and be counted, and the budget was passed with a voice vote.

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A Shakespearean tragedy coming to Parliament?

“ET tu, Brute? (And you, too, Brutus?), ” Julius Caesar uttered as his close friend Marcus Brutus stabbed him in William Shakespeare’s fictional account of the murder of the Roman dictator, The tragedy of Julius Caesar.

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No real trump card for M’sia

JOE Biden trumped Donald Trump in the 2020 US presidential election.

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Heading off a potential political impasse

Could cooperation between the government and opposition in the form of a Confidence and Supply Agreement get Budget 2021 passed in Parliament?

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Will Budget 2021 be passed?

The experts say yes, but it won’t put an end to the politicking.

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