A clear political programme is vital

Serving the people: Will the new leaders, like PKR Permatang Pauh assemblyman Nurul Izzah Anwar, still maintain their rakyat-friendly attitude and accessibility now that they are in power?

LET’S get a few political facts correct about our country. Firstly, ours is a constitutional monarchy within the framework of democracy. Secondly, we have a written constitution which forms the social contract between the citizens as to how the country is to be managed generally. Thirdly, the majority of the polity are Malays and Muslims while we are a multicultural and multi-religious society.

The Pakatan Government is made up of Pribumi, PKR, DAP and Amanah. It is interesting to note that for the first time in Malaysian political history, the Prime Minister is not from the dominant political party. Obviously, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is the Prime Minister because the Agung is satisfied that he commands the majority support of the members of parliament.

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