Some reforms but more expected of Pakatan

Mustafa K. Anuar

Pakatan Harapan was elected in on May 9 last year amid high expectations that it will herald a ‘new Malaysia’ but activists and academics caution that change is hard after 60 years of the previous BN regime. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 3, 2019.

PAKATAN Harapan (PH) has made important changes in a short span of time, said academics and social activists, who, however, cautioned there are disappointments, such as the rising living costs and the U-turns on ratifying international conventions.

Not ratifying the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and the Rome Statute and the existence of draconian laws have put a damper on PH’s first year of rule.

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  • Though the rising cost of living is the result of all the wastage and corruptions of the previous government, PH did not do much to control and bring the cost down. Recently at the Pos Office in TTDI while waiting for my number to be called, I noticed the price of everything has gone up. Some double and triple with added gimmicks They now even sell the Muslim burial clothings for RM200. Muslim funerals were the domains of the mosques, what happened? I am someone from pre merdeka generation. This really frightens me.

    Posted 3 years ago by Citizen Pencen