Wednesday, February 1, 2012

In the spirit of the upcoming GE13 that is to be held soon...

OK so GE 13 is said to be held JUNE most probably. Now every single political pundits are speculating on the date just as the case with many general elections before. I, for one couldn't care less when the GE is going to be, for all I know of, come the date I hope to be able to exercise my voting rights for the first time, so it's going to be pretty exciting thing for me (although the sense to be voter only came late last year, seeing the circumstances that the country is going through right now...)

ANWAYS, wants to share something very interesting I read on the blogosphere.

PSC on Electoral Reform: 22 recommendations tabled

  • Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on Electoral Reform.
  • Nine-member PSC - five from Barisan Nasional, three from the Opposition and one Independent MP
  • committee met 13 times since October until March 28 this year.
  • public hearings held in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Penang, Kota Baru and Johor Baru
  • 106 associations, registered organisations and individuals put forward their views and suggestions before the committee.

the blogger made some interesting points and suggestions and i agree with him on all especially this...>> Here is one last suggestion from OutSyed The Box : limit the tenure of the PM to just two consecutive terms of 5 years each. Also the same for Menteri Besars and Chief Ministers. Why hasnt anyone, especially the Opposition, NOT insisted on this very basic condition? Most of the modern democracies around the world have restricted the tenure of their presidents and prime ministers. The American president can only serve two consecutive terms maximum. After that he must stay out for at least one term before he can run again for president. If we can do this, UMNO will become stronger. Maybe that is why the Opposition guys dont want to support this idea).

Yes, if this truly a democratic country as it claims to be, then why don't we limit the tenure of the PM, Ministers, Chief Ministers to a certain period? Just like any modern democratic countries in the world. In the true words of Lord Acton, "power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men". Can anyone debate on that? BE it BN or BA or anybody, so long their the politicians, their power must be limited and restricted (at least to a certain tenureship to curb the greedy demons inside of every single one of them whenever they have the taste of that power.

For more on the comments read Outsyed The Box.

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