In 100 days, Pakatan learns reality of promises


Pakatan Harapan supporters celebrating the coalition’s GE14 victory at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur on May 10. The coalition ousted Barisan Nasional but is finding out that governing is a lot harder than being an opposition. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 16, 2018.

NO one expected it to be all smooth sailing for a coalition in federal power for the first time, but some of Pakatan Harapan’s gaffes in its first 100 days in power were surprising nevertheless, given its positions on inclusiveness and transparency that it preached as the opposition.

The missteps, however, can be valuable lessons as PH works to define its administration while fending off attacks from Barisan Nasional, which it ousted on May 9.


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  • Governing New Malaysia with all the present difficulties would have been much harder if not for Dr. Mahathir's know-how at steering the ship..

    Posted 3 years ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA

  • Most importantly, no corruption. And there is freshness and air of liberty and joy.

    Posted 3 years ago by CHEE SENG LUM

  • I am happy with PH as long as those promises item are still on the table and in progress towards delivery it later. Having said that the reforms and controls that are now put in place is what the RAKYAT is expecting of a government. Given time when all this are put in place, its time to put forward to the nation the blue print as to where we are heading to from where we are both in terms of economics and infrastructure. The kind of industries that we want to pursue to sustain and maintain our growth. How do really want to enrich and help out rural folks and the low income earners so that there is enough footing for all regardless of race and religion. In preparing the nation all the while we had a flip flop policy on education, we tried to copy from others and customise to our needs so called well its about time we take a real and close look at what kind of graduates are we pouring in the market? that's right nothing to shout about. Last but not least prudence financial management by the government is a must.

    Posted 3 years ago by Teruna Kelana