This has been an eventful year for all of us, not just for Aliran. We had the Sheraton Move at the worst possible time in February, when the coronavirus pandemic had begun spreading in Malaysia.
The backdoor takeover of government shocked many Malaysians who had placed their hope on Pakatan Harapan to bring about reforms.
Attempts to pass a vote of no-confidence before the latest Parliament sitting were thwarted, apparently on the pretext of concern over the pandemic. Because of defections, state governments fell like dominoes, culminating in the collapse of the Warisan-PH Sabah government in September, when a state election was forced on the people with the looming threat of defections.
At the federal level, in an apparent attempt to avoid a vote of no-confidence at the Budget sitting in November, the prime minister and his advisers even sought a declaration of emergency in October – but they were rebuffed by the palace. Full article on Aliran website