What do you make of this? Do you think Pakatan Harapan or PKR should cooperate with Umno? What would their ideological platform be, given the track record of both sides? Good governance, anti-corruption, constitutional provisions. But this is vague, without going into specifics.
In the last general election, it was the goal was to save Malaysia from 1MDB, kleptocracy and oppressive rule. Now, it is to save Malaysia from growing authoritarianism and to restore parliamentary democracy. These are critical issues.
But if they don’t spell out the specific reforms they want to implement, everything will be airy fairy, and it will be hard to capture public imagination.
What will they do for low-income households? How will they curb the higher costs of housing, healthcare and education? What is their stand on wasteful mega-projects, for instance, the unnecessary massive land reclamation and controversial Pan Island Link highway and tunnel in Penang? Widespread logging elsewhere? Polluting activities? Food security?