New-age democracy in Malaysia

The pandemic crisis has presented an opportunity for world leaders to make political moves that work in their favour. Last month, Hungary, Israel and the Philippines made headlines for this very reason.

Weeks before the pandemic reduced the world to its bare essentials, Malaysia experienced similar things. A new coalition gained control of the government through the “back door”, leaving many Malaysians startled and bewildered. Political scientist Wong Chin Huat revisits the “Sheraton Move”, and discusses whether what transpired is a crisis-in-waiting, and whether our political system is no longer able to serve its citizens.

A BFM production.

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Gursharan Singh
Gursharan Singh
10 Apr 2020 10.57am

A surgeon uses a knife during operation to save a life but another may use it for killing innocents. THUS FAULT IS NOT WITH THE KNIFE BUT THE USERS.
The same may apply to
POLITICIANS SOME OF WHOM MAY USE THE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM FOR PERSONAL GREED AND SELF INTEREST WHEN THE SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO GET THE BEST BRAINS TO HELP THE PUBLIC.

Is it not the perception that ABUSE OF POWER may EXIST AND MAY EXPAND IN FUTURE
with appointment of out of work elected reps to have lives of luxury at costt of taxpaysers who are already suffering from the impact of COVI-19 MCO and other measurs?
Pray the perception is wrong but doubtful. BLESS ALL