It’s time for tough love


Precious future: As much as we are willing to give Pakatan Harapan the support and time it needs to deliver on its reform agenda, we have learnt from the mistakes made in the past and will not waste our Merdeka 2.0.

THIS time last year, I wrote about my longing for a better Malaysia, and how my utter belief that this was possible would always triumph over my many moments of despair. There was just too much good in this country for us to ever give up hope.

And this year, as we celebrate our 61st year of Merdeka, I am simply thrilled. Thrilled that what most people thought was impossible, became possible. Malaysia bucked the global trend and voted into power a reformist government, throwing out a kleptocratic government and a ruling party that had held uninterrupted power since independence in 1957.

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