Whither Amanah? After power comes survival

After its heyday as part of the federal government, the PAS splinter party may have ignored the writing on the wall.

(MalaysiaNow) – The move by an Amanah trio to switch allegiance to PKR has raised many questions, including about the future of Amanah itself, a party which was catapulted to federal power just three years after its inception.

Once part of the government, Amanah now faces an erosion of trust among its own members who have chosen to leave.

The latest episode of party-hopping within Pakatan Harapan (PH) has led to angry public exchanges between Amanah and PKR leaders, while social media channels have turned into battlegrounds.

It also shows how PH and its chairman, Anwar Ibrahim, have not been at the forefront to douse the flames.

At the time of writing, there has yet to be an official statement from PKR justifying its acceptance of the Amanah assemblymen. As partners in PH, it would seem only proper that PKR consult Amanah before accepting defecting members, in the spirit of camaraderie and friendship.

But how does the entire episode affect Amanah?

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