Former Aliran president P Ramakrishnan is joining the Penang state government in a suit against the federal government and the Election Commission to compel them to restore local council elections in Penang, writes Lim Guan Eng.
The test of democracy is not how law-abiding we are but how just are the laws we live by. We cannot forget that the Local Government Act was “man-made” in Parliament in 1976 and can therefore be equally “unmade”, says Tan Pek Leng.
Local government elections encourage the people to be critical and politically well informed and involved. Ultimately, the people have the right to choose and decide on matters that concern them, despite the politicking, says CY.