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COMMENT | The strange case of Harapan++

S Thayaparan

Published
Modified 20 May 2020, 11:22 pm

"To cast in it with Hyde was to die a thousand interests and aspirations.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

COMMENT | Liew Chin Tong’s article about the strange case of Muhyiddin Yasin does no favours for the DAP, nor does it inspire much confidence in Harapan.

I found it queer that Chin Tong, who is a DAP strategist, had an almost naive view of his relationship with the current prime minister and one of the main architects of Harapan’s downfall.

Of course, Muhyiddin was amiable and a political operative filled with crushed dreams after a long servitude to the old maverick. And of course, he would foist the three flags at the opportune moment because he is a political operative with a history of service to the old maverick.

If anything, Chin Tong’s article is a blueprint of how everything went wrong with Harapan and of how political operatives were pulling the wool over the eyes of their respective bases, while engaging in the kind of behaviour that they always accused the...

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