IN July 1976, Parliament voted to relegate the status of Sabah and Sarawak from equal partner to one of the 13 states in Malaysia.
The upcoming Rantau by-election will be a test bed for the ‘unholy’ union of PAS and Umno.
The Islamist party looks like it will support any party that makes it strong, say political observers.
SOME Parti Warisan Sabah leaders expressed surprise when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced last week that his Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia would enter Sabah.
It looks like the upcoming by-election is going to be about which party is more Malay and Muslim. Sounds familiar?
The Semenyih by-election is set for a thrilling battle with Pakatan Harapan looking to defend its title, Barisan Nasional to repeat its winning form, PSM to edge in with its ideology and a non-politician to express the voice of the people.
The recent Cameron Highlands by-election drives home the point that the PH government needs to re-strategise.
“ELECTIONS are finally here – on March 24” was the front page headline on Thursday of The Nation, an English-language newspaper in Thailand.
UNLIKE the four by-elections after GE14 where the opposition was trounced, Barisan Nasional has a slight edge over Pakatan Harapan in Cameron Highlands.
The question of who will be the next Prime Minister continues to keep Pakatan Harapan in a stranglehold.
IN a 40-minute video clip shared on my Malay rights WhatsApp group, Umno Youth chief Datuk Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki was seen calmly and rationally schooling a Hindraf activist on Islam and Malays.
This year has been a political rollercoaster, and the new year promises another interesting ride.
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