By Chang Ko Youn

Respect the decision of voters, Pakatan

COMMENT BN undoubtedly won the 13th general election by winning 133 parliamentary seats against the 89 seats secured by parties in Pakatan Rakyat. By western standards, this was a landslide victory though BN used to enjoy a super-majority (two-thirds) of the seats in Parliament prior to 2008.

As a society becomes more developed and mature, it is an almost impossible task to gain two-thirds control of the legislature.

Singapore, a super-efficient and squeaky clean state, has suffered a similar fate with the PAP's control of Parliament slowly being eroded, although it still commands a comfortable majority.

This has happened despite the impressive social and economic development of Singapore which has been transformed it into a prominent international financial centre.