OPINIONS

Mahathir, royalty and democracy

S Thayaparan

12 Apr 2019, 11:28 pm

Updated a year ago

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COMMENT | The agitation in the Malay power structures continues with the democratically-elected prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad skirmishing with the royalty of Johor on the question of the appointment of the state's menteri besar. This is not only a political issue but rather – nobody wants to admit this – a moral issue as well.

Think back when Tommy Thomas was the nominee of a democratically- elected government for the post of attorney-general and the Council of Rulers held back their consent for a couple of weeks because it was concerned that ...  

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