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COMMENT | Political realignment - the Big Sandiwara continues

S Thayaparan

Published
Modified 10 Jun 2021, 1:02 am

No reason to get excited

The thief, he kindly spoke

There are many here among us

Who feel that life is but a joke

But you and I, we’ve been through that

And this is not our fate

So let us not talk falsely now

The hour is getting late...

– All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)

COMMENT | With political operatives lining up to meet the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, there of course is all this talk of a realignment of power or perhaps the ending of this emergency.

The emergency is playing out like just another power struggle in the ruling political class but the rakyat has become increasingly agitated by the constant flip-flopping and the hubris of certain political operatives.

The MCO (movement control order) for certain states has more of an impact than the emergency declaration has ever had.

While the pandemic is raging in this country, the best the political establishment can come up with is this continuing sandiwara, meant to distract the rakyat from the fact that successive kakistocracies have wrought this dismal response to the pandemic.

Of course, the rakyat will never know what is going on, because political operatives are tight-lipped about such appointments but will spill their guts when the damage has been done and they are attempting to portray themselves as victims rather than active participants.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim claimed that the issue of a new government did not arise in the meeting but if the emergency is lifted and Parliament reconvened, you can bet your last ringgit that political plays will be made to realign political power here in Malaysia and... 

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