Behind the controversy over the PPS lies another aspect that should be considered. Ours is a highly centralised federal system that has grown even more centralised in the decades after Merdeka.
Here’s a quick poll for you readers to see what you really think about the Penang state government-sponsored PPS.
Two differing accounts: Khalid says there were other candidates put forward by PKR and Pas for the MB’s post in 2008 and 2013 but…
… check out this TV3 report in 2013:
Menjelaskan perlantikan Menteri Besar Selangor itu, Setiausaha Sulit Sultan, Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani dalam satu kenyataan menggariskan tiga sebab mengapa Tan Sri Khalid dilantik semula ke jawatan berkenaan.
Alasan pertama, hanya nama Tan Sri Khalid dikemukakan oleh Pakatan dianggotai DAP, PKR dan PAS sebagai calon Menteri Besar Selangor. (more…)
Remember when Najib promised on 11 July 2012 to repeal the repressive Sedition Act, a relic from the colonial era? The repeal was part of a slew of reforms he had pledged ahead of GE13.
“(The) Sedition Act represents a bygone era in our country and with today’s announcement we mark another step forward in Malaysia’s development,” Najib had said (See Sin Chew report).
Two years since Najib’s landmark announcement, opposition MPs and Aduns continue to be probed or charged under the Sedition Act. (more…)