Bersatu they stand, divided they fall?

It was an explosive affair last night when the Bersatu supreme council met for the first time minus now “sacked” chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Four council members who are supporters of the former chairman staged a walkout and declared the meeting, Maddey’s sacking and the Perikatan Nasional pact not valid.

In other news, a Bersatu deputy minister resigned and then went to meet Maddey; Covid-19 guidelines for schools when they eventually reopen are out; there was a massive spike in new coronavirus cases; and, the penultimate day of oral submissions for Najib Razak’s SRC International corruption trial saw more sparring between prosecution and defence.

Also, it feels like there’s a public holiday every week these days, which must be fate’s cruel sense of humour, since we can’t actually go anywhere and take advantage of the break. Anyway, next Monday is a public hol as it’s the Agong’s official birthday. Enjoy the long weekend and see you again on Tuesday! Oh, btw, we’ve got one of our special reports coming out this weekend, so keep your eyes peeled for that. 🙂