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COMMENT | PN pressure comes when Harapan's credibility is at its lowest

S Thayaparan

Published
Modified 8 Jul 2020, 11:56 pm

“One cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”

- Franklin D Roosevelt

COMMENT | The pressure or harassment of journalists, activists, politicians and media personalities comes at a time when the opposition is suffering from a lack of credibility.

What we are witnessing is a Perikatan Nasional government that spooks easily and an ineffective opposition mired in internal squabbling that has splintered the base.

Whenever any Pakatan Harapan political operative attempts to speak out on issues, especially when it comes to the freedom of the press and the right to assembly, any rational person would ask what the Harapan government did when they were in power.

Only the most disingenuous of partisans would still justify that “Harapan did not have much time”.

The harassment of Boo Su Lyn, for instance, is a prime example of why Harapan cannot credibly attack the PN government on the issue of press freedom and governmental accountability...


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