Consider This: Politics (Part 2) – Impact On Parliamentary Numbers

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has appointed Ismail Sabri Yaakob as Deputy Prime Minister, and promoted Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein to Senior Minister, taking over the security portfolio. These appointments come just hours before an UMNO Supreme Council meeting tonight to decide whether or not the party will stay in the Perikatan Nasional government. HAs this move strengthened the PM’s hand? Melisa Idris and Sharaad Kuttan speak to Dr Bridget Welsh, Asia Research Institute, University of Nottingham Malaysia.