PCA - tyranny or ignorance of the majority?

Mohamed Hanipa Maidin

Modified 9 Oct 2013, 2:38 am

MP SPEAKS The supremacy of the majority is a rudimentary principle in democracy. But such a basic principle also breeds many negative repercussions. Tyranny of the majority is one of these.

Draconian amendments were incorporated into the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (PCA) in the Dewan Rakyat last week. I would say this was made possible because we have a majority of political idiots in our Parliament.

Listening to many BN members of parliament debating the amendments, I was convinced that the majority failed even to understand the basic principle of rule of law...

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