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WHEN Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad led the opposition to a stunning election victory, he had an effective rallying cry that reflected why Umno’s form of governance was problematic: “Cash is king!” If Dr Mahathir is not careful, worrying recent trends indicate a similarly disconcerting problem about Pakatan Harapan’s government: “Patronage is king!”
M. Shanmugam - The alternative view THE intense debate on giving government contracts to political leaders in return for support is healthy. It is a sign that there are leaders within the government who are determined to see that the political patronage system that was pervasive in the old Barisan Nasional administration is dismantled.
KUALA LUMPUR: Moves by Malaysia's new government to change the guard at market regulators and state-owned firms have lifted the country's stock markets this week as investors hope for better governance and an end to decades of patronage politics a report said adding the stock exchange chief might be replaced.
MANY questions have been raised on the way spectrum for cellular companies has been awarded in Malaysia. Political patronage appears to have had a role in some awards despite pledges for transparency in the past.
Comment by Terence Gomez PAKATAN Harapan’s unexpected victory in Malaysia’s 14th General Elections (GE14) was one of monumental proportions as the ruling Barisan Nasional, under Umno’s control, had instituted a series of unscrupulous methods to retain power. Pakatan, led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had achieved a colossal feat, unseating a powerful Umno that had never lost power.
PAKATAN Harapan’s election campaign included a host of promises, most of which are now being pursued without much controversy. But the elephant in the room that the new administration has yet to directly address is Malaysia’s affirmative action programme and its host of race-based policies that favour bumiputras.