Don’t rakyat count in political numbers game?

The move by some elected reps to jump ship appears to trivialise the people’s interests and concerns. – EPA pic, May 15, 2020.

* Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar

WHILE Malaysians are grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing economic hardship, some politicians are busy indulging in shenanigans that have brought about the collapse of the democratically elected Pakatan Harapan state governments of Johor, Perak and Malacca.

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  • It was never about Rakyat.

    Posted 2 years ago by Zarul MA

  • Those unprincipled crooked politicians are only interested in enriching themselves. Those 'serving the people' words are just to trick the voters. The voters will become the suckers after the election.

    Posted 2 years ago by Chee yee ng

  • They, the politicians always claimed its for the RAKYAT & NATION at large but when such things took place they are been selfish and some can be even bought with cash, If they says its for the RAKYAT and in the true sense of democracy they must explained their reason and rationale and seek the approval and mandate from the RAKYAT first before making such move. At the moment theres nothing we the RAKYAT can do anything about it. We felt disgust and awe about it. Well something ought to be done about it that they just cant simply jump ship or switch camps especially during the tenure that they were voted in by the RAKYAT. It is high time to have a law for all elected representative the so called YB to adhered to else it is pointless to have election. Malaysian doesnt deserve to be backstabbed by the very people we voted for.

    Posted 2 years ago by Teruna Kelana

  • Well said and so very true. We the people, threw out a corrupt Government. These MPS soho switch allegiance just seem to do it to take care of their political careers. This is just so ethically troubling and it shouldn't be that bloody easy to jump ship. How are to trust the the next time we vote, that it will be rendered meaningless?

    Posted 2 years ago by Sunita petrus