Timah and the politics of karma

Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

PAS’ religious and race rhetoric may win votes but it is an unsustainable strategy if they harbour any aspiration to govern. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 24, 2021.

SOME may hastily label the Timah fiasco as merely a storm in a teacup, an unnecessary distraction from the discourse of policy and politics in 2021, which should have focused primarily on Covid-19 and recovery.

Yet, we have witnessed established political names such as Abdul Hadi Awang, Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, Idris Ahmad, Mujahid Yusof Rawa, Khalid Samad and even seemingly progressive civil society representatives such as the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) wading into the issue.

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