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COMMENT | Muda should not hitch its wagon to Harapan

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

COMMENT | I have no idea what the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) stands for. However, there is something of a nascent grassroots level game-changer in Muda if it can spread beyond the urban environs.

The fact that the geriatric political establishment is nervous about this young political party bodes well for Malaysians who want change. The fact that Undi18 is causing some political operatives to notice young people is a good thing.

It would be a pity if Muda just became part of the fumbling opposition of this country. Johor Muda chief Mohd Azrol Ab Rahani's description of ongoing talks with Harapan is extremely disappointing.

Haven’t we all heard this before? Huddled talks about seat allocation, logo use, and the anointing of chosen ones to bring down Umno/BN?

If a party was sincere, the fielding of a candidate should not be about getting a winnable seat but rather about disrupting in the hopes of gaining a foothold independently to then act independently by building consensus to change the system.

I get it. Look, the young leaders or members of Muda may have at one time or another been part of the...

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