COMMENT | In M’sia, anything can be stolen, even a parliament

Steve Oh


COMMENT | In a country where the people's elections, money and certain constitutional freedoms have been stolen, is it hard to perceive that their parliament has also been 'stolen'?

In a Malaysiakini report Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yasin said Malaysians do not want him to talk about politics but to focus on the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Since the first days that I've been prime minister, I have not thought about politics."

"The people don't want to hear that anymore, they are sick of it. They want to know what the government, the prime minister, the cabinet, the administration is doing to tackle the issues they face," said the self-confessed people-before-politics leader.

Or perhaps the people are sick of the lying, the treachery and the duplicity of the politicians. They can never be sick of principled politics and honest politicians.

So how is locking down Parliament and opening it for one day on May 18 going to help and not seen as a desperate and unconstitutional political act?

Is that Muhyiddin's idea of a functional government? No need to be answerable in Parliament when many of the people's questions and concerns remain unanswered and unresolved? Does the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government understand the meaning of...

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