Of late, many people feel that there is too much politicking in the country, even when it is not election time, compared to many other countries.
This gives the impression that Malaysians are preoccupied with politics and politicising everything at a time when the country is facing various challenges, including in the economic and health aspects.
Dr Mahathir began his address by apologising to all Malaysians for the somewhat chaotic state of the country’s political situation which he said can cause them anxiety.
His resignations as the prime minister and Bersatu chairman on Monday caught everyone by surprise as he had repeatedly said he wanted to stay on as the PM until after Malaysia hosts the APEC meeting in November.
This followed the hive of activity as political parties from both sides of the divide huddled in separate meetings as speculation mounted of the possible formation of a new coalition government with different partners.