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Hoping for a Malaysian-first PM

‘Politics will not change. But society can as long as we collectively realise that politics is just a profession and the ones who dominate it are those who work the system the best.’

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The games politicians play

“WATCH for the game within the game, ” a tycoon who bankrolls political parties told me over coffee in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.

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An end to one man’s ambition?

What are Anwar’s prospects now that Dr Mahathir has been officially allowed to leave his resignation date open?

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The Pakatan Harapan wild card

THE Pakatan Harapan government is like a house of cards. It is a political structure built out of playing cards – PKR, DAP, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and Amanah plus its ally Parti Warisan Sabah – which are precariously balanced together. Take a card out and the coalition of hope collapses.

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Umno’s ‘Deal of the Century’?

The latest turns and twists of the Malaysian political game point at a clandestine coalition: Pakatan Nasional.

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A titanic win for Barisan

IF the Kimanis by-election was a sea battle, the fight would have been between the sinking ship of Barisan Nasional and the armada of the state government led by Parti Warisan Sabah.

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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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