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COMMENT | Politicians who lead the racial and religious polarisation agenda

Zan Azlee

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COMMENT | In a democracy, when an elected official takes office, that individual is supposed to represent everyone in their constituency regardless of who the constituents voted for.

There should not be any marginalisation of the population because even if a group of people voted for someone who then loses, they have to concede and hence, also deserve governance.

The issue of Jeram assemblyperson Mohd Shaid Rosli requesting that a supermarket in Puncak Alam close its non-halal section is irresponsible, immature, and ridiculous. The reason he gave was Puncak Alam is a Malay-majority area and 90 percent of the population must be respected.

First of all, the argument is that Malaysia is a multiracial and multireligious country. If we have to respect one racial or religious group, then...

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