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THE Pakatan Harapan government is like a house of cards. It is a political structure built out of playing cards – PKR, DAP, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and Amanah plus its ally Parti Warisan Sabah – which are precariously balanced together. Take a card out and the coalition of hope collapses.
SOMETHING is very wrong with some of our Members of Parliament. Our economy has been heading south since the outbreak of the Covid-19, which spread – like a virus does – from China to the rest of the world, not sparing Malaysia, yet some politicians seem oblivious to the sense of urgency.
MALAYSIA’S performance in the recently-released Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2019 is our best ever, ranking 43rd out of 167 countries and territories, and scoring 7.16 points out of 10, with individual scores of 9.17 for Electoral Process and Pluralism, 7.86 for Functioning of Government, 6.67 for Political Participation, 6.25 for Political Culture, and 5.88 for Civil Liberties.
With no signs of the novel coronavirus outbreak slowing down, healthcare professionals need to settle in and strategise for the long haul.