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COMMENT | Upholding the rich tradition of betraying voters

Martin Vengadesan

Published
Modified 20 May 2020, 12:39 am
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COMMENT | On Monday, Malaysians were treated to the fine sight of Perikatan Nasional parliamentarians strutting their stuff proudly on the national stage.

At the same time, independent journalists were barred, a no-confidence motion was denied and much money was spent to bring all the MPs together for just an hour.

Some of those who defected from Pakatan Harapan appeared to have an extra spring in their step.

And so they should.

After all, they are just the latest in a long list of elected representatives who have spat upon the aspirations of voters who gave them the job in the first place.

In fact, the history of Malaysian democracy is filled with glittering examples of elite powers moving to subvert the will of the people, even after an election has been won...

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