Muda deserves to be challenged, not bullied into submission

Kenneth Cheng Chee Kin

Muda has been criticised for policies that are sweeping and vague, but it has engaged a Malaysian youth that wants to take part in politics and not be marginalised by elders who think they know better. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 13, 2022.

IN the first week of 2022, I was interviewed by a seasoned journalist regarding the electoral impact of young people and specifically the political party Muda, and I could conclude he remains unconvinced by the party and somehow bemused about my seemingly contradictory views.

I confided in him most of the things that I do not like about Muda, while at the same time thinking about voting for the party. 

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  • It seems MUDA has learnt from PH's mistake of having a manifesto. By not saying anything beyond some meaningless platitudes and mumbo jumbo, MUDA like PN cannot be held accountable for not adhering to their manifesto. "...I also believe Muda deserves an opportunity to prove itself in the electoral process and criticism should be grounded on policy disagreement " My question is "What policy?" How does one disagree with their policies when they have not stated any? So, everything they do after being elected would be ad hoc decisions not grounded in anything concrete. Seems like MUDA is just a front to split the votes of those opposed to BN/PN, and it seems to be working :-)

    Posted 4 months ago by Yoon Kok