Rais-ing to the occasion

That wily old codger Rais Yatim was elected Dewan Negara president after a rumoured four-way fight for the position didn’t materialise. Instead, the veteran politician saw himself in a one-on-one tussle with a Pakatan man and easily won the day.

Meanwhile, PM Muhyiddin Yassin is a popular man, apparently. So is his Perikatan coalition – but his own party, Bersatu, isn’t so much; DAP supremo Lim Guan Eng was, for a short while, barred from entering Sabah and immediately did what he does best, accuse the gomen; and, our Covid-19 numbers have again dipped into the single-digit realm.