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The rakyat will decide

AT 8.30am on Wednesday, I tweeted: “I got a Sabah govt joke but it is collapsing.”

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Defections, u-turns and pre-emptions, oh my!

“X HAS signed SD (a statutory declaration) supporting Perikatan Nasional in Sabah. That’s 31 SDs. We just need two more to bring down the Sabah government, ” a political operative from Sabah told me.

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The Muhyiddin paradox in Pahang's Malay heartland

The by-election for the Chini state seat was ongoing and I decided to take a road trip to the Malay heartland in Pahang. I visited the parliamentary seats of Pekan (where Chini is located), Kuala Krau, Temerloh and Bera.

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Muhyiddin’s crucial Parliament Speaker test

Perikatan’s moment of truth comes tomorrow in Parliament and, hopefully, it will settle the numbers game.

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Shafie’s choice: PM, or CM, or nothing?

Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal is facing Shafie’s choice. There are two versions of Shafie’s choice, depending on your political affiliation.

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Bersatu’s big Perikatan Nasional gamble

THE conventional wisdom is that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is a weak political party. Many dismiss its chances of winning seats in the 15th General Election (GE15).

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Will Dr Mahathir bend a knee to Anwar?

The Opposition’s fight over who’s the best candidate for Prime Minister goes ever on, with nobody willing to compromise, it seems.

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Sabah government under siege

“THERE will be a new government in Sabah next week, ” a Perikatan Nasional insider told me on Tuesday afternoon.

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Is there fire behind the smoke?

Even amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a more dangerous virus is spreading fast in Malaysian politics – rumours.

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It’s a numbers game in Sabah

Everyone’s wondering which state government will fall next. Sabah’s case is particularly interesting because of how its government came into power.

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The fight for Bersatu’s soul

The positions some lawmakers took during the recent abbreviated Parliament sitting has raised urgent questions within the party.

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Bersatu civil war: Tun versus Tan Sri

THE word “bersatu” – meaning unite – in the name of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia is ironic at the moment.

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