Finding MCA’s feet

Opinion  |  James Chai
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COMMENT | Transport minister Anthony Loke was really pissed. In response to MCA’s criticisms against his decision to waive all AES summons, Loke said MCA had no right to criticise AES issues since it were complicit in the foolish decision to enter into such lopsided agreements.

Loke is right. Not every criticism counts. For a criticism to matter, it must not only be well founded in logic and reason, but it must also originate from a credible source.

MCA has many misgivings in its new role as the opposition. It may assume being the opposition is simply to point out faults of the government. There is nothing wrong with this approach if the aim is simply to disrupt the current administration. The theoretical benefit of check and balance may also be achieved.

But if there is any intention of MCA to make a comeback, it must work to be an effective opposition by presenting itself as a credible alternative.

To do this, it must have moral credibility ...

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