When hardworking politicians are put out to pasture

Former Klang MP Charles Santiago is known to be hardworking and caring, as exemplified by his tireless efforts to help the flood victims when parts of his constituency were submerged in water last year. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 30, 2022.

* Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar

IT is normal practice for parties to drop politicians as election candidates when circumstances and challenges change.

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  • Anthony Loke was a disappointment. He could still redeem himself by changing his stand and allow Charles to run as MP for Klang. At least it will show he still has some humility in him and he is willing to listento the Klang electorate. That is how one wins elections. It is not too late for that. It is still a week to nomination. There is no shame in reversing his decision. It will only show he is human.

    Posted 1 year ago by Elyse Gim