Wednesday, April 21, 2021

political turmoil

Young voters not easily swayed

KUCHING: Young and new voters will pose many challenges to politicians looking to sway this group, says Senior Fellow of the National Professor Council, Dr Jeniri Amir. “There may be a slight change in their attitudes towards politics due to...

What a year on the political front

By Mohd Faizal Hassan and Mohamad Harith Mohamad Nizar KUALA LUMPUR: The Year of the Rat, 2020 is not only notable for the Covid-19 pandemic but also political dramas that led to a change of the federal government and some...

Consider establishing anti-hopping laws

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar yesterday again called on the government to consider enacting anti-hopping legislation during the upcoming Dewan Rakyat sittings to prevent lawmakers from switching parties. Its president Salim Bashir said this followed after Malaysia went through a...

Politics should be a vocation

I believe many of you will agree when I state here that we normally pay scant or no attention to what unknown politicians like defeated electoral candidates say or do. We are more likely to listen attentively to selected speeches...

A confluence of ideals

The political machine triumphs because it is united minority acting against a divided majority.— Will Durant, American philosopher and historian It was a rather strange week for our state leaders — being put into the same room to work out...

Another political crisis brewing?

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.— George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist Plunging the country into turmoil may just be our politicians’ favourite pastime as developments this...

Bid to topple PM nuisance

KUCHING: The on-going attempts by some politicians led by ex-prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad to oust and topple Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin are both disturbing and irritating to hear and read about. Political observer Datuk Peter Minos...

Agong cautions over political turmoil

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today cautioned politicians not to drag the country once again into political turmoil. Emphasising that the people are putting up with hardship and facing a difficult future as a...

How Mahathir lost the plot

By A. ANANTHALAKSHMI, LIZ LEE & KRISHNA DAS In May 2018, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was in the grand ballroom of a Sheraton hotel near Kuala Lumpur, jubilantly announcing his return as prime minister after defeating an alliance that had run the...

GPS’ support for Muhyiddin ends unrest

KUCHING: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) made a decision to support Perikatan Nasional (PN) because it prioritised saving Malaysia from the political unrest through the appointment of the eighth prime minister. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg pointed out that the nation...
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National Security Council releases updated SOPs for red zones

KUCHING: Under the latest conditional movement control order (CMCO) standard operating procedures (SOPs), spa, reflexology, and massage centres in...
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