"Of course, we have a bright chance if the fence-sitters go out to vote. But what if they do not ?... I just narrated the worst-case scenario."
– Nurul Izzah Anwar
COMMENT | Veteran DAP leader Lim Kit Siang asks Malaysians to ponder the possible return of Najib Abdul Razak because social media disinformation and internet lies could “whitewash” the kleptocracy and abuses of power of the last decade and turn it into a “golden era” for Malaysia.
That is the wrong question to ask Malaysians.
Of course, Najib should be in jail but then again, so do many others whose reputations have been whitewashed because they were part of the campaign to save Malaysia.
Najib strutting around is not a legal issue – although it does point to the inequalities of the system – but rather a political issue.
The system is rigged. Everyone knows this.
In fact, Dr Mahathir Mohamad acknowledged this when he said the reason why Bersatu was needed was because of the disproportionate weightage given to rural voters.
Malaysians have voted in successive corrupt regimes for decades and the opposition by first breaking the two-thirds majority and winning certain states demonstrated that it had an alternative narrative which resonated especially amongst the...