LETTER | Malaysia in political peril

JD Lovrenciear


LETTER | Despite far from conquering the Covid-19 pandemic, the Malaysian political scene is wroth with increasing landmines.

The democratically elected government under the Pakatan Harapan was sledgehammered and taken over in a political coup right in the thick of a global coronavirus outbreak.

And now as the country gingerly treads a potential second wave of the ravaging pandemic, the Sabah State government has been dissolved to make way for an election.

Such shocking political manoeuvres clearly indicate that there is a serious political war gaining speed in Malaysia as the political brokers throw health and safety into the wind.

Patriotic, peace living Malaysians see themselves helplessly caught in these political plottings and war games while businesses are suffering and job losses by the hundreds keep increasing.

The cost of living is hitting the ceiling but who cares.

Whatever the ordinary citizens hoped for and fought hard to free themselves from the overwhelming bondage of a six-decade-old political grip on power by the Barisan Nasional has come crashing down.

The price to pay for this political instability is something that investors will not want to gamble with for sure.

The economy is set to freeze and turn threateningly fragile in a global climate of uncertainties including inclemently unprecedented weather challenges.

Will Malaysia sink far below its neighbouring Southeast Asian fraternity owing to the unstoppable political battles raging in Malaysia?

Only time will tell. And it will not be long either given the unprecedented challenges of the century plaguing the world over.

Indeed it is very sad what the country is becoming - thanks to the unabated corruption of decades that has seeped through every fabric of the Malaysian society that once basked in the promise of being 'The 'Asian Tiger'.The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of Malaysiakini.

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