Of gluttony for power, pride and ego

Norman Goh


ANALYSIS | Barely two years ago, jubilant cries of Malaysia Baru or "New Malaysia" resounded throughout the nation but now, the country is in a mood of grief, confusion and a messed up depressing state.

In the days building up to this political impasse, I was in a state of shock and watching the train wreck from the front seat, I could not comprehend the fall of the government today where the people sacrificed so much in 2018 to see the ousting of a kleptocratic administration.

From last Friday’s Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting to Sunday’s "Sheraton Move" and Monday’s resignation of Mahathir - there is no end in sight just yet.

On Friday, there was a sudden change of allegiance within Bersatu, moving from chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad to the nomination of president Muhyiddin Yassin as prime minister instead.

Mahathir’s close confidant and former media adviser Abdul Kadir Jasin aptly pointed out in his social media post about a plot by three Roman senators namely Marcus Junius Brutus, Cassius Longinus and Decimus Junius Brutus against Julius Caesar in 44 BC...

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