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COMMENT | PN a government in search of a country

S Thayaparan

Published
Modified 5 Apr 2021, 1:09 am

“This government may not be the government you voted for. But I want all of you to know this government cares for you.”

- Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin

COMMENT | In a recent event, Lim Kit Siang said this: "In fact, I would go so far as to say that Muhyiddin and his cabinet acted in utter disregard of the Rukun Negara on 'Loyalty to king and country'" – which really means that while Perikatan Nasional (PN) is a government, is not one supported by the mandate of the people nor it is legitimate based on the Constitution.

Indeed, in the peninsular, we have all these satellite parties like the MCA and MIC revolving around the Muhyiddin regime unsupported by any popular will and acting as fig leaves for unscrutinised policies and sustaining the “social contract”.

The PN regime had to try twice before it got its “emergency” and when it did, its most recent ordinance was to bypass parliamentary scrutiny to expand the budget as it sees fit.

Indeed it is so fearful of the youth vote or any voting for that matter, the state is currently investigating various pressure groups demanding that Undi18 not be delayed.

When PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang claims that youths are not “mature” enough to vote and it is a “Western” concept, Lim Guan Eng rightly points out the hypocrisy of such a statement but what is important to understand is that fascistic thinking is the norm for a government fearful of elections. Even Umno when it had power had a mandate from the rakyat...

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