COMMENT | Where is our nation heading towards?

COMMENT | We are in uncharted waters. A hung Parliament and a government of coalitions that competed against each other in the 15th general election (GE15). Can they govern? Will they last?

There is jubilation in some quarters at the installation of Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister of Malaysia. He fought a long and hard fight for his freedom, justice, and the premiership.

And despite the obstacles in his path and the forces arrayed against him, he succeeded in his quest.

His freedom was obtained in 2018 when the Pakatan Harapan government was first installed and Dr Mahathir Mohamad was with him. Anwar was acquitted of the first sodomy charge by the Federal Court. And then pardoned for the second conviction of sodomy.

Mahathir in a TV interview with an Indonesian reporter said he received evidence Anwar had been framed for that offence. So, Anwar was reconciled with his former nemesis Mahathir.

And yet, there are still many forces against him. Why? 

GE15 did not produce a clear victory for Harapan. They had 82 seats and the largest share of the popular vote. Perikatan Nasional had only 73 seats.

But what was significant was that PAS...