DPM, elections are legitimate channel to topple leaders

Hazlan Zakaria

Modified 22 Jan 2017, 10:35 am

COMMENT I wonder if our Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, understood what the term ‘democratic election’ truly means, as he has once again complained about those plotting to topple him by making him lose in his parliamentary seat of Bagan Datoh.

That is the point, it is an election, a means by which people chose their leadership from several contestants, it is a system of contest, not a political erection to keep present leaders in power.

If the voters so choose, they can not elect him, or if they want to, they can keep him on.

But in any case, that is the whole point. An election is to give hopefuls a chance to contest, and voters the ability to make the choice,

After all, as the BN, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and Zahid himself had said before, an election is the proper way to topple leaders.

And if they don’t want to listen to popular protest via expressed dissent in the media or on social media, or exhibited via streets demonstrations, they should at least abide by the fact that elections are where the rakyat can pick and choose, and candidates campaign to oust incumbents from power

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