Recent and archived articles by K. Parkaran
If the government does not take action against top civil servants or politicians just because they have retired or crossed over to the ruling party, nothing will ever change.
Malaysians who want to see changes implemented overnight by the Pakatan Harapan government need to remember that it’s not a 100m sprint but a 42km marathon.
If you’ve got a Bard feeling about the state of the nation, you are not alone – we are seeing too many shades of the gutter politics of old.
If only for a day – and at least online – we should learn from the 1914 Christmas Truce, which showed how humanity can prevail even in our darkest moments.
It’s time to ask what we can do for Malaysia, as we have been asking what the country can do for us for far too long.
COMMENT: By K. Parkaran
Voters who bought the New Malaysia dream in GE14 will not stand by the government of the day if it makes a mockery of the democratic process that put it there in the first place.
The election manifesto is not only a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives or views of the issuer but also a moral contract between the party and voters.
Don’t throw crumbs to the hard pressed workers, who are already facing tough times with the rising cost of living.
WITH daily temperatures soaring lately, Klang Valley residents are a wee bit worried about disruptions to water supply as experienced in the past.