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AFTER the last general election delivered a hung verdict with no coalition winning a plurality of seats (for the first time in our nation’s history), the King exercised his royal wisdom to call upon all parties to form a national unity government headed by the leader of the coalition with the most seats.
AS THE hustings for the 15th General Election (GE15) kick into full gear, political parties and coalitions pull out all the stops to win votes.
As the high political drama raged unabatedly last year, many did not expect Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to last very long as Prime Minister. Most of us expected elections would be called soon after, and there would be a new government and possibly a new Prime Minister.
THE Dewan Rakyat is back in session. It's arguably been a long time since we've had a sitting like this, focused just on legislation.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, said that 39 Members of Parliament had switched sides since the 14th General Election. This translates into roughly 20% of MPs defecting, which does not augur well for our democracy.