`Tis Time for A Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Amid cathartic euphoria signalling the end of one party dominance, unedifying revelations involving official transgressions should not undermine efforts to make Malaysia truly great. Time to move on! How? By constituting a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The dam of compliant silence and self-enforced censorship has been breached. With the unshackling of the chains that allowed crooks masquerading as masters and emperors strutting around without shame nor sartorial inhibition, we are free – to express our woes and dig up past misdeeds and for some, settle old scores. But hang on. Do we, as the good people of Kerinci in Lembah Pantai would say; bakar kelambu nak halau nyamuk or set fire to the mosquito net to...
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Razak Chik is a journalist of long standing beginning with editorial stints in New Straits Times, business reporting with Malaysian Business as well as capital markets coverage with Investors Digest. He seeks to inculcate the practice of ethics, pursuit of truth and fairness in journalism that will form the platform for universal prosperity.