Enough Place and Safe Space for Strong Opposition in Malaysia Post GE14
Now that the mantle of opposition has changed hands after the historic defeat of the Barisan Nasional, the Pakatan victors are advised not to be too carried away with victory and are reminded of the need for a strong opposition.
Pakatan Harapan (PH) supporters are showing plenty of magnanimity in victory. They do not want the Barisan Nasional (BN) to disappear. Without a strong and credible opposition, the new government may not have alternative voices to deliver its promises and may end up being as bad or worse than the previous administration. Former Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) Chief Executive Officer Wan Saiful Wan Jan said that PH government must make room for a strong and credible opposition. He said that the PH manifesto in fact acknowledges the position of leader of...
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