Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Strong government & bad governance in M'sia

One central question that is extremely difficult for the National Front to explain to the people of all ethnic communities is why, in spite of its huge victory in the 2004 general election which allows it to control 90% of the parliamentary seats and despite the fact that PM Abdullah holds three Cabinet positions simultaneously, this country has since been plagued by more sexual, criminal, judicial and political scandals among ruling elites that still shock not only Malaysians but the world while the much hyped anti-corruption campaign seems to have been quietly forgotten. Malaysian politics in the past four year has proven that strong government does not necessarily mean good governance.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Damocles said...

James, how do you equate this government with a strong government?
This is about the weakest of a weak government.
The sole reason is that it is impervious to any criticisms because of its historical landslide majority!
Only Malaysians are that stupid to have given this no-brainer such a mandate!
And here you are giving this PM the credit of having a "strong government".

2:20 AM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

"strong" in the numerical and objective sense: in 2004, it won 90% of the parliamenary seats.

2:37 AM  

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