Malaysia politics, one year on

Umno dilemma lends continued political instability to Malaysia

The prospects of the premiership for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Mr Anwar Ibrahim will largely hinge on how internal schisms in Umno eventually shake down.
The prospects of the premiership for Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Mr Anwar Ibrahim will largely hinge on how internal schisms in Umno eventually shake down.PHOTO: MEDIA UMNO
Malaysia's King, Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah, delivering a speech during the opening of the third term of the 14th parliamentary session in Kuala Lumpur in May last year. The events in Malaysia last February that led to a change of government midstrea
Malaysia's King, Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah, delivering a speech during the opening of the third term of the 14th parliamentary session in Kuala Lumpur in May last year. PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR - A year has passed since Malaysia was stunned by an unprecedented change of government midstream, but the political instability has only worsened since.

Then, the biggest question in the corridors of power was when Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would hand over the reins of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

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