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Spooking the electorate

I’M a Kadazandusun from Sabah. If I were a Member of Parliament and, in the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s judgement, I had the support of my peers in the Dewan Rakyat, I still couldn’t become prime minister – if Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal has his way.

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Holding out for a hero

“WERE you at the Anwar event in Donggongon?” a Sabah politician asked me while we were having lunch at one of the best Chinese restaurants in Kota Kinabalu on Friday.

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A veteran politician makes a move

How fares one of the main parties of the Opposition coalition now?

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Reshuffling on the cards?

A long-vacant ministerial post will be filled. Will the naming of the new minister come with movements in the Cabinet?

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Lessons on how not to handle a crisis

A government official gets into hot water, supposedly heated up by people out to get him.

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Party-hopping without actually hopping

The new style in Malaysian politics is to declare support for your party’s enemy while not actually leaving your party.

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Schooling ‘extremism’

Not everything in Malaysia should revolve around politics, especially not education or even Palestinian solidarity.

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Indonesia’s newest dynasty on the rise

A Javanese political wayang kulit finally unveiled itself on Monday when the Constitution Court ruled that the 40-year-old minimum age for Indonesian presidential and vice-presidential candidates did not apply to anyone who is an elected regional leader.

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Perikatan: Trapped in a holding pattern?

The Opposition will have to break out of the mould it set for itself if it ever wants to form the government one day.

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In need of a game-changer

WHAT is the way forward for Muda?

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Do we need a cost of living minister?

A crucial ministry that directly affects people’s lives has been without a minister for more than two months.

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All eyes on Pahang by-election

Once again an election in a little town is getting outsized attention. Could results affect who rules the state?

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