"Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.”
- PJ O'Rourke, 'Parliament of Whores'
COMMENT | Who knows if Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin can survive these political plays by his opponents within the Malay political establishment? Umno may be on a brink of a purge, PAS is clutching its pearls and Pakatan Harapan, well, Harapan is grappling with the reality that nobody wants to go out on a date with it.
This latest sandiwara of a September confidence vote is just to buy the current prime minister a little more time so he can corral the required numbers from Umno to bolster his failed regime. The fact that the once-mighty Umno is so weak that it cannot oust the current prime minister is demonstrative of how much pressure there is on the gravy train.
Muhyiddin will do everything in his power, aided by various political operatives, to delay proving his majority until he has done enough to entice more of these craven Umno types to rally to his banner. He really does not care what Harapan demands because he knows his opponents will not do the strategic thing and team up with Harapan.
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has said that even if Umno sits on the hot seat, as soon as this pandemic is under control, there will be elections. Well, that's pretty vague coming...