The 'Sheraton Move' - one more reason for an anti-hopping law in Malaysia

The "Sheraton Move" merits a place in Malaysia's political history. What started on Feb 23 as a manoeuvre to reconfigure the ruling governing coalition, seemingly with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad remaining as prime minister, has resulted in Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin being sworn in as the country's premier instead.

The "Sheraton Move", named after the hotel where the deal was sewn up , is not without precedence.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2020, with the headline 'The 'Sheraton Move' - one more reason for an anti-hopping law in Malaysia'. Subscribe