The Road to GE14: Have No Fear, Ditch This Culture

MALAYSIA MEMILIH

The Road to GE14: Have No Fear, Ditch This Culture

Voter sentiments can be shaped through reasoned and intelligent argument, rather than narrow personal or populist considerations. AWANI Review’s Zakiah Koya listened to the proceedings at a pre-GE14 forum with several prospective candidates suggesting a need to ditch fear mongering.

For such a long time, subtle threats to race, religion, unity and chaos have been grist to the mill used as populist fodder for many politicians.   Fed up with continuous fear-mongering, poll-watchers wish for the debate in the run-up to GE14 to focus on issues that matter and for the protagonists not to insult the intelligence of prospective voters. Observers say that Malaysia is a matured democracy where politics with the culture of fear should be a relic of the past. Politicians...

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