(Ijok) Chun Wai’s gamble April 25, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Democracy, Malaysia, Politics.
At least the Editor-in-Chief doesn’t hide about which side his bread’s buttered, and who butters it.
Barisan has taken a gamble, as a matter of principle, by deciding on an Indian candidate although the constituency has only 28% Indians and the opposition candidate is Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, a Malay.
If voting is based on race instead of a candidate’s policies and credentials, then it would be a sad day for Malaysia.
As we wait to celebrate the country’s national day, the people of Ijok should vote for Parthiban, not because he is an Indian or a Malay, but because he is a Malaysian. Likewise, no one should be voting for Khalid because he is a Malay as it would be a seriously unhealthy political trend. (source)
I’m sure everyone by now have developed this special Malaysian gene to read between the lines. I have no time to write a thesis on this.
No doubt merit, sincerity and ability should be the criteria for electing someone into office.
This is not the case in Ijok. It’s “gold, guns and ghouls”.
In developed countries, both candidates would have equal air-time and media space to debate issues. Shouldn’t the Star be sponsoring a town hall debate between the two candidates?
After all, the ability to debate and speak in the state assembly is a must. We don’t need another ‘yes’ man.
Politikus gnaws Star’s EIC here.