Consensus needed to work with other coalitions

by | Nov 16, 2022 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

Speculation is rife and rumours abound of behind the door meetings between coalitions to work together to form a unity government to overcome the might of Pakatan Harapan (PH), who are in the forefront to govern, according to nearly all pollsters.

But according to caretaker Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, such hyped cooperation cannot be decided by any individual and any collaboration with other parties must be made collectively and by consensus.

These sentiments have arisen because of widespread belief that PH, although ahead, might have difficulty in forming the next government and cooperation might be needed with others especially in the event of a hung parliament.

Ismail Sabri, however, dismissed any possibility of a new political alignment between Barisan Nasional and PH saying it was not feasible as they do not see eye-to-eye in a critical number of areas with regard to governing the people and policies.

The rather quiet atmosphere in the run up to the November 19 polls by political parties squaring off with PH has prompted further concerns that they are plotting a last ditch attempt to cling on to power.

Who will eventually get to govern from Putrajaya still remains a mystery as, although PH seem to be comfortably ahead in the polls, there may be ploys to pull the rug from under their feet to form another backdoor government by another ‘Sheraton Move’.