The rakyat can take comfort that the process of change is now firmly in place and politics in Malaysia will never be the same again, says Henry Loh.
The time has come when we can look forward to a new Malaysia, where good governance is the order of the day, and real political power lies in the hands of the rakyat affirms Henry Loh.
Let us not become victims of scaremongering tactics employed by irresponsible politicians but instead bravely become agents of change so that Malaysian democracy may triumph, writes Henry Loh.
In a unique experiment, ordinary people were provided with a means to express their preference and their feedback was taken seriously, reports Henry Loh.
Henry Loh refuses to be alarmed by the recent actions of race-based groups who are unable or have lost the ability to reason. Instead, he is hopeful that the majority of Malaysians are peace loving and discerning and they will nurture and continue to treasure their ‘voices of reason’.
In December 2011, Aliran made submissions to the Parliamentary Select Committee on electoral reforms when it visited Penang as part of its nationwide road-show to gather public input. Henry Loh reports on what transpired.
Sadly, police personnel did not do enough to rein in the thugs and maintain peace and security during the Stop Lynas gathering in Penang, reports eye-witness Henry Loh.