Election 2022: Why we hate politics?

BENEDICT LOPEZ

Infighting, party defections, powerlessness – the reasons why we might hate politics just keep piling up.

BFM discusses this with political analyst Dr Johan Saravanamuttuand former politician Tony Pua. They try to unpack why, despite all of this, engaging with politics is still important – and maybe even worth it?

Produced by: Evening Edition
Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan and Sharaad Kuttan



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Dr Johan Saravanamuttu, a long-time Aliran member, is emeritus professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia, adjunct professor at the Asia Europe Institute, University of Malaya and adjunct senior fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. He believes in politics as a vocation but is frustrated that it is often the refuge of opportunists and the morally depraved
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Iscofis
30 Oct 2022 2.08pm

No more zero sum game!

The way ahead. Ubah Cara handling of voting to elect a representative.

First pass the post kena ubah kpd proportional representation & wakil Rakyat di ambil dari “party list”.

Jika Di ubah kpd cara diatas – pemilihanan berubah yg akan:-
1) asas nilai 1man 1 vote Sama.
2) semua undi di ambil kira
3) Gerrymandering tidak terjadi / menjadi
4) tidak melahirkan / wujud giant killer.
5) Yg parti fikirkan terbaik (ikut hiraki senarai) akan terpilih.
6) Dengan sendirinya terjadi proportional representation dari semua segi kumpulan – baik parti, puak, agama atau kaum.
7) Will encourage voting, pasal every votes counts.
8) tidak ada ruang berlaku kingmaker dalam mana² Kawasan.

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