mk-logo
Columns
COMMENT | Don't use Covid as reason not to hold Malacca polls

“The only people truly bound by campaign promises are the voters who believe them.”

- Christopher Hitchens

COMMENT | This week, the government will decide if it wants to kick the can down the road when it comes to the issue of how people will vote, by possibly declaring an emergency in Malacca.

All over the world, democracies or tyrannies are using the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse for policy shifts or the strengthening of autocratic rule.

The manure show, which is the dissolution of the Malacca state assembly, is merely another banal example of how this country is floating down the proverbial crapper, ever since the hegemonic model of Umno/BN rule was replaced by covens of political operatives who for various reasons cannot shelter under the shade of Umno rule.

When you have a political operative like Idris Haron claiming that to “… a certain extent, MCA is more chauvinist than the DAP,” you know the train has left for crazy town.

Never mind that Pakatan Harapan is attempting to play the innocent in this fiasco, when in reality, like the Sheraton Move, everyone knew that the house was crumbling down, but nobody wanted to be the one who belled the cat.

Furthermore, all these admissions, of behind the scenes political hookups between supposed mortal rivals, should tell everything we need to know about mainstream politics in this country and how political operatives feed the...

Unlocking Article

Show your support for robust journalism

Millions depend on Malaysiakini for the truth. Millions depend on Malaysiakini for quality journalism. Millions depend on Malaysiakini to stand in honour of integrity and justice.

Without a mafia owner to dictate our journalism; free from political or commercial influence, Malaysiakini has only one boss - you, the rakyat.

We take this opportunity to thank you for your love for our country, your trust and respect in us to do our job in holding the powerful to account. We depend on your subscription to protect the sanctity of our journalism. Thank you.

Malaysiakini Team

Read more from this author :
Read more like this :
View Comments
Most Read
Most Commented
Most Recent