Anwar must be given first bite of the cherry

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As the leader of the coalition with the most number of seats, Anwar Ibrahim must be given the first chance to form a government and enough time to carry out proper negotiations. This is by convention. It is only if he fails that the leader of the coalition with the second highest number of seats should be given the opportunity to form the government.

Meanwhile, Aliran’s P Ramakrishnan has written a piece along these lines: By convention and democratic practice, Anwar should be asked to form the government

Meanwhile, a petition calling for Anwar to be installed as the PM has collected 130,000 votes overnight.

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Esme
Esme
21 Nov 2022 2.06pm

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong must appoint Pakatan Harapan chief Anwar Ibrahim as the 10th prime minister as the latter’s coalition has secured the highest seats in the just concluded general election, said former attorney-general Tommy Thomas.

Citing an example from United Kingdom’s 1974 general election which resulted in a hung Parliament, he said Queen Elizabeth invited the leader of the coalition that has the highest seats to form a government.

Dory
Dory
23 Nov 2022 6.25pm

Based on what happened in the last few days, clearly Anwar is at disadvantaged. Somehow Umno has been given repeated opportunities to be kingmaker. Strange!

Boboboi
Boboboi
23 Nov 2022 4.19pm

Last government BN worked with PN. This election BN got almost wiped out. Unless they want to kill off BN they should not join PN. The electorate and ideologies are the same. In thos situation PN and PAS have the upper hand.
BN has to save itself from dying. Better to join PH where the electorate and ideology is very different. In the long run it will be more beneficial for BN.

Esme
Esme
23 Nov 2022 7.53am

Comparing popular votes alone, Pakatan Harapan had captured 5,810,690 votes (37.46%) while Perikatan Nasional won only 4,667,429 votes (30.35%) in the 15th General Election. Thanks to gerrymandering, Pakatan has only 9 seats more than Perikatan despite winning over 1-million votes more. Nevertheless, it demonstrates that Pakatan has the most popular votes.

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=222002

Boboboi
Boboboi
23 Nov 2022 4.22pm
Reply to  Esme

The whole nation is being held in ransom while these minority stake holders play politics to satisfy their insatiable appetite for power and wealth.

In the meantime, the uncertain period creates economic confusion and investment jitters.

BN and the east Malaysian parties must be sidelined and PH be allowed to form the minority government and restore normalcy in the country.

Esme
Esme
21 Nov 2022 4.18pm

Interesting comment on Malaysiakini: PN is made up of people with a shabby character. Muhyiddin (allegedly) even lied to the world to say that he has received a letter from the Istana when he did not. He made statements to offend the Christians and create unnecessary fear among the people. He has already betrayed and stolen the people’s mandate once. Now, do we want to give him another chance to steal the mandate of the popular vote? Muhyddin … knows no shame. I do not want such person to represent me at all. I do not trust him to bring… Read more »

Zippy
Zippy
23 Nov 2022 6.02pm

People are very fed up now!

Many would not bother to vote next time.

Next year 2023 recession year, PN does not have talented people to pull us through!

1S$ to get RM4 very likely!

Brocky
Brocky
24 Nov 2022 12.39pm
Reply to  Zippy

People felt that politicians’ SD is more powerful than votes.

shriek
shriek
21 Nov 2022 7.56pm

Bersatu shows its bedua character. They demonise with race and religion. Moo says he is his religion first and only than a malai. No wonder bed with Tak PAS

Esme
Esme
23 Nov 2022 11.47pm

The heads of the Catholic and Anglican churches in Kuching have added to calls for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) to pull out of its pact with Perikatan Nasional (PN) to form the next government.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/11/23/christian-leaders-in-kuching-urge-gps-to-call-off-pact-with-pn/

Esme
Esme
28 Nov 2022 9.14am

Hadi Awang’s World Cup 2022 commentary: although a team had won, the referee “suddenly gave extra time” to give a chance to those who had already lost “so that they could win by any means”.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/11/27/hadi-under-fire-over-extra-time-for-losers-remark/

LMS
LMS
28 Nov 2022 11.56am
Reply to  Esme

Sore loser as he missed the RM70,000 monthly salary as Middle East envoy for PN.

A Rakyat 888
2 Dec 2022 12.47am
Reply to  LMS

What ! did he tell you that ? Have not seen any such statement in the news media so far about him missing his salary.

Sirius
Sirius
24 Nov 2022 3.07pm

PM9 of Keluarga Malaysia lasted 459 days – Malaysia Book of Records as shortest tenure PM.

9459 – hot number this weekend.

A Rakyat 888
24 Nov 2022 3.05pm

A1
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1. EMBRACE HUMILITY by Hafiz Hassan dd Friday, 18 Nov 2022 10:06 AM MYT

https://www.malaymail.com/news/what-you-think/2022/11/18/embrace-humility-hafiz-hassan/40396

>>>>>  Aye, HUMILITY is the magic word. 

2. AFTER DAP’S LOKE OPEN APOLOGY TO SARAWAK, NOW GUAN ENG APOLOGIES

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2022/11/854459/after-daps-loke-open-apology-sarawak-now-guan-eng-apologises

Cont. to A2

PCH
PCH
23 Nov 2022 3.43pm

Aliran any update on St Regis Move which appears to have superceded Sri Pacific Move?

A Rakyat 888
24 Nov 2022 3.05pm

A2 == 3. I’VE APOLOGISED TO GPS ON DAP’S BEHALF, SAYS LOKE by FMT Reporters dd November 24, 2022 10:55 AM “I had informed the Sarawak premier that if there were any statements made by DAP leaders previously that offended the Sarawak government and people, I, representing DAP, apologise openly,” he said. https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/11/24/ive-made-open-apology-to-gps-on-daps-behalf-says-loke/ 4. I’AM SORRY, GUAN ENG TELLS GPS, ABANG JO by FMT Reporters -November 24, 2022 11:56 AM DAP chairman Lim Guan Eng has apologised to Sarawak premier Abang Johari Openg and the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) government for past remarks that “may have offended” them. https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/11/24/im-sorry-guan-eng-tells-gps-abang-jo/ >>>>> Taking… Read more »

Omega 888
21 Nov 2022 7.45pm

Esme dd 21 Nov 2022 4.18pm ” Interesting comment on Malaysiakini ” ======== 1. >>> Yes, Interesting comment indeed. A lot is said of Pas and of PN. But what about Barisan Nasional, why nothing said about it? Makes one wonder about this comment with no link. Here is a video on a DAP member who is talking about UMNO. What say you Esme, about what he (DAP) is saying ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN3uG1AXVT0 2. GE15: DAP WILL SUPPORT PAKATAN – BARISAN PACT, SAYS GUAN ENG By N. Trisha dd Monday, 21 Nov 20223:44 PM MYT “GEORGE TOWN: DAP will support the… Read more »

Esme
Esme
26 Nov 2022 7.08pm
Reply to  Omega 888

Political landscape has changed after GE. Just like a new version of software update renders old stuff obsolete.

Anyway, can you enlighten us on ‘Langkah Tropicana’?

A Rakyat 888
28 Nov 2022 5.09pm
Reply to  Esme

CAN’T WE MEET OUR FRIENDS? BN’s ISMAIL SABRI, WEE DENY ‘ LANGKAH TROPICANA ‘ CLANDESTINE MEETING WITH PAS By Ben Tan dd Saturday, 26 Nov 2022 6:58 PM MYT

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/11/26/cant-we-meet-our-friends-bns-ismail-sabri-wee-deny-langkah-tropicana-clandestine-meeting-with-pas/42093

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The news article is self-explanatory, unless you know something we don’t, Esme.

shriek
shriek
1 Dec 2022 7.24pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 888

Who are you that Is Mail has to tell you, to inform you and to ask for approval?

A Rakyat 888
4 Dec 2022 1.50am
Reply to  shriek

What are you blabbering about ?? Am presuming, you must have had one too many when you wrote this comment. Cheers! Shriek.

shriek
shriek
2 Dec 2022 6.47pm
Reply to  A Rakyat 888

PAS and some from PKR orso meet as friends for lunch in Sheraton.In politics no true enemies and true friends

shriek
shriek
27 Nov 2022 7.55pm
Reply to  Omega 888

Oh mega. You think [Russians] are all bad and [Americans] are all good? There are some. Same with BN.. Few bad durians return. More good durians than bad. Same with Omega fish oil. Some fishes are heavily polluted.

A Rakyat 888
28 Nov 2022 5.25pm
Reply to  shriek

OH! hee, hee. Suddenly there are some good and some not so good but many more good than bad. You are trying fit this into the current PH / BN narrative, shriek ?