Emergency: A checkmate for Umno?

Critics have raised concerns that there were ulterior motives to this move

Deputy PM Zahid and PM Najib - Photograph: Seth Akmal/The Malaysian Insight

The declaration of a state of emergency two days ago caught many Malaysians by surprise. Critics have raised concerns that there were ulterior motives to this move, so BFM reached out to political commentator Bridget Welsh, honorary research associate at the University of Nottingham’s Asia Research Institute, for insight into the political implications of the emergency.

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Khoo Soo Hay
Khoo Soo Hay
15 Jan 2021 11.17am

All these UMNO politicians want is power and the money that follows….

loyal malaysian
loyal malaysian
14 Jan 2021 11.45am

I have always respected Bridget’s opinions but in this instance, she seems to be hedging her bets.
It is neither here nor there?
To an interested rakyat like me, unless there’s more to meet the eye than what is in the public domain, UMNO has been checkmated.