COMMENT | Muhyiddin, the lucky prime minister

James Chai


COMMENT | No one expected Muhyiddin Yassin to be prime minister. No one expected Muhyiddin’s popularity rating to be so high. No one expected Muhyiddin’s slim-majority government to last till this day.

But he has survived all our low expectations and stands as our prime minister today.

My inference is that the circumstances surrounding Muhyiddin played a pivotal role in elevating him to where he is. Most of his successes were not a direct result of his grand planning or deliberate choices.

His relative stability as a prime minister, his personal popularity and his government’s relative stability was aided by favourable circumstances – and this makes him a very... 

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