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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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Racing against time, and Covid-19

IT is fast and furious politicking as the May 18 Parliament meeting approaches. With the conditional movement control order (MCO), some politicians have stopped practising political distancing.

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Old hands ready to pounce

The Covid-19 crisis might have put politics on the back burner for a while but sooner or later we will be back watching Malaysia’s surprising political moves again.

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National unity in the time of pandemic

DURING the Covid-19 crisis, Malaysia has been experiencing moments of unity and moments of differences, noted Prof Shamsul Amri Baharuddin, head of the National Institute of Ethnic Studies at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

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There are no short cuts available

On the one hand, there is the struggle of business owners needing to resume work. On the other hand, there is the concern that that they cannot work safely.

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