The value of transparency

High-octane drama: The ruling coalition suffered a defeat in last Saturday’s by-election results, drawing various conspiracy theories from supporters and haters.

There is great value associated with the honesty, exposure and even vulnerability that results from an attitude, person or product that is 100% transparent.

IT was a humiliating defeat for the ruling coalition and the by-election results are seen as the worst ever performance by a sitting government in Malaysia’s political history. But that wasn’t all. Just as Pakatan Harapan was struggling to come to terms with their defeat in Tanjong Piai, news of a clandestine meeting between PKR deputy president (Datuk Seri) Azmin Ali, Umno lawmakers and even some other PKR leaders were splashed across every media outlet in the country.

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