11 Aug '18, 7am

Malaysia: Feudal Politics Alive

Malaysia: Feudal Politics Alive by James Chai COMMENT | Many Pakatan Harapan supporters are extremely fearful of criticising Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s government. They take criticism to be like throwing stones at an already-delicate glasshouse. If we criticise this supposedly infant government, it would tumble and we would usher another era of BN-UMNO and Najib Abdul Razak. Thus, what we should do is be staunch defenders of Mahathir’s government; anyone who thinks otherwise is a BN supporter on a hangover. But this fear is wholly irrational. Criticising the current government will not cause it to tumble; criticising Mahathir’s regime will not bring us back to Najib’s regime; criticising powerholders does not make you a corrupt, unprincipled, unkindly BN supporter. I have no doubt that many fearmongers are driven primarily by the good intention of protecting the ...

Full article: https://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2018/08/11/malaysia-feud...

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