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We need strong opposition


IN the past, the Pakatan Harapan parties and PAS provided checks and balances when Barisan Nasional was in power.

Checks and balances are always needed to keep the government in power from being inefficient, to prevent corruption and abuse, etc.

Therefore, we hope that the members of Umno, MCA, MIC, Gerakan, etc, will seek ways to strengthen their parties so they can provide strong checks and balances.

BN may regain the seat of government in future if its component remain united and play their role as effective and responsible opposition parties. Dedicated people with integrity should be elected to lead and help these parties regain their strength.

Umno, with 54 Parliament seats, is still strong with a strong grassroots base throughout Penin­sular Malaysia and in Sabah, and can play an effective role in the country.

Unlike while they were in the ruling coalition, MCA, MIC, Gerakan and other smaller BN parties can now play their roles for their respective communities without any baggage.

I am sure that all Malaysians would like to see BN component parties become strong enough to provide the necessary checks and balances.

THOMAS FOO

Subang Jaya, Selangor

Letters , checks and balances , Umno , opposition

   

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