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I refer to the Malaysiakini report 'No local elections': Gerakan, Pakatan tick off PM .

I refer to the above report yesterday about Gerakan's Tan Keng Liang going against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in supporting the holding local council elections by Pakatan Rakyat.

I think he has been supporting this concept for the past few days including asking other Pakatan Rakyat states to follow Penang. What shocked me is that he is from Barisan Nasional. And he is going against Najib something which we don't see much of these days.

But I agree with Tan on this issue. We need local council elections to stop corruption and improve the performance of local councils.

At this time, Barisan really needs someone who can tell the government, including the prime minister what is right or wrong. Najib does not need a ‘yes’ man in his administration.

He needs people who can express views on what is right or wrong. Then, he can improve his administration for the future.

This is why the previous administration under Abdullah Ahmad Badawi failed. He was surrounded with all ‘yes’ man from the Barisan Nasional.

Abdullah thought that everything he did was okay. By the time he realised everything was wrong, it was too late already. BN almost lost the general election.

I hope Barisan Nasional leaders will be able to learn a lesson from this. Speak out on the wrong thing. Let Najib know the people's sentiment and how to improve on the government.


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