May reason, wisdom prevail among our leaders


Josh Hong

Hannah Yeoh, whose political naivety sometimes borders on stupidity, is one such example of why we shouldn’t always trust the judgment of our leaders. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 30, 2022.

THE Electoral Commission recently reminded the public not to judge people by their skin colour and not to immediately accuse people of being to “phantom voters” just because they look like migrant workers. It was referring to the allegation that 40,000 Bangladeshis had voted in the 2018 election, a claim that the EC said was never proven.

It’s a timely reminder indeed for speculations are rife that the 15th general election will be called anytime now.
 
Even if Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob should have the will and wherewithal to resist growing calls from Umno warlords for him to dissolve parliament in the coming days, thereby risking a party implosion, an election must still be called no later than by the third quarter of 2023.


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