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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.
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.