In this episode, I am speaking to Dr Oh Ei Sun, a senior fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs to discuss about the prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin's political longevity amidst the political crisis.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin still enjoys a high approval rating at 67% in the recent poll by Merdeka Center, suggesting a growing optimism for the leader of Perikatan Nasional coalition. However, the survey showed a clear split on the administration as a whole as the nation struggles to find the footing in securing a clear stability in the government, in the midst of the emergency.
As we try to decipher the peculiarity of the polls by Merdeka Center, despite the kerfuffle by several ministers in Muhyiddin’s cabinet, he is set to continue to be comfortable amidst the noise in the Malaysian political landscape. In another matter, Abdul Hamid Bador bid farewell as the inspector-general of police on May 4th and the new IGP is Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani, taking over the helm of the police force. Hamid, however, made an explosive allegation about the interference of the executives, accusing the politicians for meddling in the works of the police. Although these allegations are not new, this confirms the long ongoing rumours that the political masters have had hands in the law enforcement.
How do we read in between the lines of the polls on Malaysian politics and what future holds for the law enforcement in the country?
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