COMMENT | “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
The character of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has been tested.
To paraphrase the quote from ‘Knight’s Tale’: He has been weighed, he has been measured, and he has been found wanting.
I can base this view on one factor, and one factor alone - the abysmal mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic.
I believe had the PM done a better job and listened to experts, thousands upon thousands of Malaysian lives could have been saved.
For one and a half years, this PM was tested - “clothed with immense power”, such as is afforded by the overcentralisation of power in the person of the PM of Malaysia.
There were a great many things he could have done in these 18 months - a great many reforms that could have been pursued.
Not once in all that time did he ever mention a two-term limit for PMs.
Not once in all that time did he ever mention an anti-hopping law.
Not once in all that time did he ever seem serious about implementing Undi18.
And now, when he has clearly admitted losing his majority in Parliament, this is suddenly the song he sings?
Only a fool would mistake this for sincerity.
And only a greater fool would trust such an offer.
This is not the first time an