`Tis Time for A Truth and Reconciliation Commission

MALAYSIA BAHARU

`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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