More to support unity government in days to come

A week is a long time in politics, quipped UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Another thing about politics is the decisions and manoeuvres made are akin to a chess match.

Bishops, rooks, pawns, and the rest of the characters have its own unique moves which also makes chess appear unpredictable.

Politics is similar to that. There is a sense of unpredictability.

And this is something familiar to the Malaysian political scene.

Selangor opposition leader Datuk Seri Azmin Ali dismissed the notion that more would follow the steps of Rashid Asari on the very same day the latter supported the Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amiruddin Shari.

However all is not rosy for Perikatan Nasional at the federal level.

They are having a closed convention today. Chief among their grouses is the lack of constituency fund allocation.

This is one issue that has reverbated in the parliament.

Only time would tell whether they would be able to keep their lawmakers together.

While Bersatu is the weakest link currently, Pas too have seen itself bleed out party members in the past.

Berjasa and AMANAH are Pas offshoots.

So Pas cannot claim that it is the best in ensuring its lawmakers toe the line.

Pas recipe to keep their members in check is not suitable for Bersatu.

Why? Bersatu is a Umno splinter. Both maybe Malay parties but the parties have different DNAs.

Hence it would not be surprising to see more of PN lawmakers shifting their support in favour of the ruling government.