Now that Anwar has been acquitted, the opposition alliance must quickly ride on the euphoria generated to explain its specific policies for improving the quality of life of Malaysians if it comes to power.
Indeed, quality of life issues will play a big role in the coming general election. What kind of issues? Relative poverty, affordable housing, quality education, food prices and quality health care in government hospitals.
I developed this theme in an article for Asia Times yesterday.
In particular, will Pakatan follow the neo-liberal mindset of the BN or will the opposition alliance come up with socio-economic policies that really put the people’s interest uppermost? That was the issue I raised during an an interview with FMT yesterday.