COMMENT | If I were to be the prime minister tomorrow...

COMMENT | What Malaysia needs is strict discipline, a firm hand and a no-nonsense attitude to get the country back on its feet and regain its pride.

Muhyiddin Yassin is the latest prime minister to have forced the country to its knees, yet again. There has been a lot of tough-talking from the authorities, much introspection by the media, and a lot of soul- searching by the public about the decay of our society, but none of this has been translated into action. It is the same old story of "saving Malaysia", but in the end, it has always been about the survival of the politicians.

If we want to sort out Malaysia's future, we need to look at our past, see what challenges we can overcome, and what mistakes we can avoid repeating.

Whilst Malaysia burns and is attacked by the invisible enemy, Coronavirus, politicians squabble for pole position in Putrajaya. Hundreds of thousands of people are left hungry, homeless, jobless and powerless. It is a recipe for disaster.

So what would I do? It is not something new as it has been talked about countless times before. We need to clean up endemic corruption in each of the government departments through law enforcement, prevention and education, including community education.

To make things simple, bring back the remnants of the former Pakatan Harapan government that was elected by the people. Their short experience in government would enable them to perfect their performance in their second attempt...

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