Parliament, Prison, And On to the Palace - Putrajaya Next?
After two decades of incarceration, Anwar Ibrahim is not only free but fully pardoned. He left prison to a new Malaysia which he will lead as Prime Minister under a transition plan offered to voters as a major platform of the Pakatan Harapan manifesto.
Politics is indeed the art of the possible – friends become enemies, enemies make new enemies, former enemies make peace. They unite to face a new common enemy. Together they combine forces to beat the new-found enemy to become firm, fast friends. At this nation’s darkest hour, this very spirit of political `kiss-and-make-up’, `let’s-face-the-common-threat’ has become Malaysia’s saviour. Today, one full week after the Pakatan Harapan coalition became the 14th government of Malaysia, its eight Prime Minister designate walked out of...
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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.