Sunday, January 21, 2018

The world in crisis

Salleh Said Keruak

The US and the UK are both examples of western democracies, one a republic system of government and the other a Westminster-type constitutional monarchy. Both, however, are going through an economic and political crisis. And both the US and UK governments are facing a crisis of confidence and are struggling to remain relevant.

Pakatan Harapan is telling Malaysians that Malaysia, too, is facing a political and economic crisis and that the only way out is to change the government or replace the Prime Minister. They did this in the US and the UK and the crises did not end. In fact, it has got worse.

The truth is the world is in crisis and Malaysia is a member of a global community. So what happens in another part of the world affects Malaysia, which means it is not a simple solution of changing governments or Prime Ministers. Malaysia is riding out the crisis and is doing better than many other countries. This is the truth.

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