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Letter to the editor: Malaysian ambassador responds

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 16 2018   /  01:40 am

I refer to your editorial entitled Truly ASEAN? dated April 10, 2018. It was intended to sell the news, rather than to feed the truth. The writing was infested with falsehood and unsubstantiated accusations that were degrading to Malaysia’s democracy, particularly its people.

Malaysia has enjoyed more than 60 years of peace and prosperity under the Westminster-style parliamentary democratic system. Through free and fair elections, voters are elect to elect their members of parliament, without fear or favor. Foreign election management bodies, including representatives from Indonesia’s KPU, are invited as observers to our elections. Ultimately, whomever commands the confidence of the parliament will be appointed as the Prime Minister and invited to form a government. Malaysia has gone through 13 elections successfully. It has been working extremely well for our country and we ...