COMMENT | Tenuous numbers prop Anwar’s bid to be PM

KK Tan & Azmi Anshar

Modified 14 Oct 2020, 2:33 pm

COMMENT | In the despair of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country braces itself for another political/constitutional predicament, thanks to opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s proclamation that he has the numbers to launch a coup to become prime minister.

Anwar has claimed a supermajority among the 222 members of Parliament in the Dewan Rakyat that entitles him to stake a claim for the premiership, a position he has coveted for almost three decades.

On the surface, it seems so persuasive that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong...

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