Oopsie, it looks like Mahathir lost his self-claimed ‘113’ majority of MPs.
Muhyiddin has announced a huuuge cabinet. Among his new ministers and deputies designate are Eddin Syazlee Shith, Maximus Ongkili, Jonathan Yasin and Jeffrey Kitingan.
The four names above are MPs that were included in the Team Mahathir list that was being widely circulated when the two sides were neck-and-neck in their chase for the ‘112’ magic number.
Logic dictates that if the aforementioned quartet accepted these ministerial appointments in the Muhyiddin administration, then they can no longer be aligned with the Harapan-Mahathir camp.
For the record, all three Chinese MPs outside of the Harapan coalition have been made either a minister or deputy minister. The MCA and MIC reps are also fully absorbed into this Muhyiddin cabinet with Wee Ka Siong and Saravanan Murugan both given full minister portfolios.
’More Chinese cabinet ministers under BN than during Harapan interregnum’ — click HERE