Don’t you think it is poetic justice? The defectors are now getting a taste of their own medicine.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin thought he had sewn up “the numbers” in Parliament with Budget 2021 and thwarted a de facto no-confidence vote. But out of the blue, in the distance, a volley has been fired across the bow by the Perak chapter of Umno, Perikatan Nasional’s supposed ally at the federal level, bringing down the state’s menteri besar, who was caught blindsided.
Analysts also read this as an Umno signal of dissatisfaction towards the Bersatu leadership at the federal level. Interestingly enough, Umno and Pakatan Harapan voted on the same side against the menteri besar. This raises the possibility of future collaboration between the two or at least between Umno and certain PH parties. Will PH parties, if not PH as a whole, now work with Umno to cobble together a new state government? If so, wouldn’t that also be a betrayal of the people’s mandate in 2018? Full article on Aliran website