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MCA, MIC: Do not hold Malaysia's future in your puny hands

Rais Hussin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT | When a country can go through three consecutive general election tsunami, once in 2008, then again in 2013 and finally in 2018, it means parties are irrelevant - until they are made relevant by the people.

Thus Pakatan Harapan emerged anew. Yet, new as it may be, it was the people who empowered it. And, if Harapan does not deliver on its manifesto, or at least attempt to stick to the spirit, the people will send the elected representatives packing.

Whether Cameron Highlands or Semenyih, the people have shown that they are "the Boss". We can break it down as the return of "Ketuanan Melayu" in some misogynistic form, where a macho Umno tries to get close and chummy with an equally masculine PAS - but the truth of the matter is the return of "Ketuanan Rakyat" (People's Power).

None was shown more powerfully than in the run-up to the May 9, 2018, general election...

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