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Friday, November 18, 2016

Democracy means follow the Constitution

Salleh Said Keruak

The definition of democracy is the rule of the people by the people through majority choice via a representative government. In Malaysia's case this means 30  million citizens through 15-20 million voters send 222 representatives to Parliament.

As in the UK and US, this may not necessarily mean majority vote but majority seats or something similar such as electoral college.

The opposition does not seem to accept the Westminster system of choosing a government and instead wants to resort to street demonstrations in changing the government. This is certainly something not provided for in a democracy or in the Constitution.

NGOs are supposed to fight for a better system or a better country. How can unconstitutional methods in changing governments be better when it triggers chaos and anarchy?

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