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COMMENT | Intense discussions as M'sians await new govt

COMMENT | It is day three following GE15 and we still have no government in place.

Both Pakatan Harapan and Perikatan Nasional (PN) are scrambling around trying to cobble support for a majority government. The king has called on all parties to show evidence of support for their candidates.

Harapan’s Anwar Ibrahim is talking to BN. And PN’s Muhyiddin Yassin said he has the support of GPS and GRS.

Harapan and BN would have seemed an improbable coalition. But they appear to be talking. BN is a coalition of Malay, Chinese and Indian parties. Non-Malay representation is weak but at least BN is nominally multiracial. The Alliance is the forerunner of BN, the party that saw us through Independence in 1957. BN also saw us through the formation of Malaysia.

The obstacle to any form of cooperation between...

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