Malaysia: Is democracy really dead?

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About 80-100 people comprising representatives of NGOs, activists, university student association leaders, and other members of the public gathered for a peaceful “leaderless” demonstration on 25 February, dubbed “Demokrasi Mati, Ayuh Turun ke Jalan” (Democracy is Dead, Let’s Go to the Streets).

Melisa Idris and Sharaad Kuttan of Astro Awani speak to Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, lawyer and activist, to find out why the organisers of the demonstration characterise the current crisis as “the death of democracy”.

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Gursharan Singh
Gursharan Singh
27 Feb 2020 3.56pm

Is democracy really dead may not need any answer as democracy may already be dead as may be evidenced by current situation where a few political leaders are jostling for positions of power and elected reps reported or rumoured to changing positions based on what their party leaderships may have decided and some leaving parties for reasons best known to themselves.
IN all these changing scenarios there is no evidence that ANY LEADER HAS DEEMED IT NECESSARY OR IMPORTANT TO CONSULT WITH THEIR VOTERS TO GET THEIR FEEDBACK.
Does this not indicate that politicians after being elected may have little interest in the views of rakyat and anyone saying rakyat is important may not be saying what he believes but more of public relations?