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COMMENT | BN’s neutralism at a time of moral crisis

COMMENT | The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crisis maintain their neutrality, said the poet Dante Alighieri.

This quotation is not meant as criticism of the stance taken by BN to remain non-aligned or neutral in the current stalemate between contending coalitions, Pakatan Harapan and Perikatan Nasional, for the right to rule the country.

In the first place, BN may think the present deadlock is not on the order of a moral crisis.

They might argue the electorate got what it deserved in not choosing BN, experienced wielders of federal power who though evidently flawed, are still preferable to upstarts Harapan and PN when it comes to governing the country.

In this view, BN might view that a period of uncertainty will help... 

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