Anwar – a leader the opposition needs

HUMAN nature is the most fragile when it involves power. Having the ability to influence an outcome can empower or corrupt someone.

I refer to Wong Chin Huat’s opinion that Anwar Ibrahim should step down for failing to gather more crossover support for the opposition.

Now when did the quality of political scientist stoop this low? I am disappointed with his misuse of tradecraft to set up a narrative that reeks of loyalty to his patron. 

It was only a few days ago that he reportedly said: “To stabilise politics, we need a CSA (confidence and supply agreement) or a few CSAs before GE15 that must cover four immediate major reforms. These include reforming parliament so that it becomes a platform for inter-party power sharing and decentralising the government.”

If Wong intended to address the issue of political stability, there was no need for him to harp on an ethno-religious argument just so that he could camouflage his idea of mooting a new opposition leader under the guise of a qualified political analysis.

Malaysians want a leader who will not take a backseat to the greed and irresponsibility of politicians struggling to feed their own ambitions. This is apparent with some fighting to remain in power, while others are doing all they can to wriggle out of serving time behind bars. Why else would Umno tease Bersatu now and then?

I respect Wong’s earned stripes as a political scientist, but please accept my humble observation that democracy never failed the people. It is the insincere, dark backroom dealings, coupled with the evils of corruption that have taken control of this country’s administration.

There is no longer any room in this nation for sincerity, responsibility and transparency – it has all been shrouded by political greed and ambition.

The pandemic has certainly exposed the weaknesses in our society and governance, and that is a wake-up call that reform is urgently needed.

I am confident Anwar has what it takes to steer the nation out of all this turmoil and create opportunities for inspired youths to take over one day. – September 3, 2021.

By : Aidi Amin (The Malaysian Insight’s reader) – THE MALAYSIAN INSIGHT.

* This is the opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Stringer

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