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FROM Datuk Heng Seai Kie is Wanita MCA national chairperson
On the 31st of August 2021, Malaysia will celebrate 64 years of independence. Over the last two years, the usual fanfare associated with the occasion (among others) has been replaced with quieter celebrations at home under what seems to be a perpetual state of lockdown.
IN THE next few days, Malaysia will see its ninth prime minister sworn in. In a few days or maybe even weeks later, a whole new cabinet will be sworn in too. They will have a good "honeymoon" because during this period, the pandemic will subside – it has to, given our world-beating vaccination rate and the number of people already infected.
MALAYSIANS must be asking this – since when do we get hauled up by the police for criticising and insulting public figures, especially politicians, on social media?