Who is legally responsible?
It is interesting that these past weeks The Star, Loyar Burok and the Election Commission have expressed their views on caretaker governance. The NGO, Aliran also raised the same issue before the 1999 general election.
The Election Commission most recently spoke on caretaker governance, but not to answer the issues raised.
The primary concern raised in each of these articles was about "legal authority and responsibility" for new administrative initiatives carried out during the absence of an elected government.
This is especially so when the legal or legitimate appointments are non-existent because of the period of transition with the general election being called...
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