The opening session of the 14th Parliament in ten days’ time should confirm that Malaysia has embarked on the re-building of a New Malaysia with various historic parliamentary reforms and decisions
The opening session in ten days’ time of the 14th Parliament elected on May 9, 2018 should confirm Malaysia has embarked on the re-building of a New Malaysia with various historic parliamentary reforms and decisions.
The Malaysian Spring of May 9, 2018 should not end up as disastrously as the Arab Spring, and that is why the first meetin of the 14th Parliament from July 16 – August 16, 2018 is very important and crucial in laying the foundation stones for a New Malaysia.
Two weeks after the adjournment of Parliament will be the 61st National Day anniversary on August 31, 2018 while a fortnight later on Sept. 16, will be the 55th Malaysia Day anniversary celebration – and both events are historic occasions for the new Pakatan Harapan government to showcase what is in store for Malaysians to start anew the nation-building process to achieve the Malaysian Dream for the Malaysia to be a world top class nation and not a basket case of a nation hurtling down the trajectory towards a failed, rogue, kakistocratic and kleptocratic state.
Malaysians who want a New Malaysia must learn the lessons as to why the Arab Spring went terribly wrong, – the catastrophic absence and failure of institutional changes to build on and fulfill the hopes for the people for meaningful change in their societies.
The historic and watershed event on May 9, 2018 will disappear into the mists of history if there are no institutional reforms to provide and buttress the changes needed to fulfil the hopes of Malaysians in the last general election for a New Malaysia.
Let Malaysians on August 31 and Sept 16 celebrate the adven of a New Malaysia, based on the historic parliamentary reforms and decsions at the first meeting of the 14th Parliament.