The time has come for more public debates

Kee Thuan Chye

Modified 21 Feb 2012, 2:00 pm

COMMENT Why don’t we have more debates between our politicians, and have these debates telecast live? This is a thought on many minds after the debate between Lim Guan Eng and Dr Chua Soi Lek.

Why not, indeed? After all, people were still talking fervently about the debate the day after - in homes, offices, coffeeshops and social media.

We now have a clear indication that there are two main players in the political field - BN and Pakatan Rakyat - which makes it conducive for a series of debates on a series of national issues to be held between representatives from both sides...

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