A dark day for democracy in Malaysia as power is concentrated in the hands of the prime minister and his cabal.
The bill was passed at the policy stage 107-74. Eternal shame to those MPs who voted in favour of the bill. (It looks as if about two dozen BN MPs may have abstained or absented themselves.)
We are on the cusp of darkness.
Now the Bill is being debated at the committee stage. And it could be passed by the time Parliament adjourns tonight.
Ambiga summed it succinctly in a couple of tweets: “BN has now made the PM supreme. The tragedy is that I am not sure BN MPs truly appreciate what they have just done with the NSC bill. Worse, some don’t care.”
Actually, Ambiga, I think the BN MPs know precisely what they have done. But yes, they don’t care as long as they get to keep their positions of privilege and comfort.
The long night has begun.
But we cannot, must not, lose hope. The more the darkness falls around us, the more candles we light.