A general election in 2021?

A review of the political tumult in 2020 and the lessons that can be drawn for the future

Photograph: Benedict Lopez

At the start of a fresh year and with an eye on the next general election, BFM looks back on the political tumult that was 2020 and the lessons that can be drawn for a way forward with its panel of experts, Bridget Welsh, honorary research associate at Nottingham University Malaysia’s Asia Research Institute, and Jahabar Saddiq, editor-in-chief of the Malaysian Insight.

Produced by Shazana Mokhtar

Presented by Wong Shou Ning

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loyal malaysian
loyal malaysian
6 Jan 2021 6.31am

So, the jury is still out as to whether we will have GE15 this year, the experts Bridget and Jahabar has opposing views!!
Even as I hope Jahabar’s opinion is accurate so that it can be settled once and for all[well, at least for the next 5 years] who has the moral authority to rule our nation, I believe like Bridget, Muhyiddin will not risk a general election.
So, we will likely see more horse trading until UMNO is placated.
Which is why UMNO MPs given to end of the month to resign all their government and GLC posts?

Whatever, Muhyiddin may still hold the crown as the shortest PM in Malaysia – both experts agree he’s unlikely to seek another term. Both are polite as to the reason why, perhaps the writing is on the wall for Bersatu?