… by the will of the people
An influential Indonesian daily has likened the Bersih 4 rally last weekend to the anti-Suharto uprising in the late nineties, suggesting that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s days are numbered.
“The departure of Najib appears simply to be a matter of time and a matter of how to find a ‘face-saving’ formula.
“This is the perfect time for Malaysians to prepare a new direction for their nation. Like it or not, they have to embrace fully fledged democracy,” said an editorial in the English-language daily, The Jakarta Post, today.
The paper made a comparison between Najib’s reaction to the protest with the late Suharto’s dismissal of the “reformasi” protests in Jakarta that eventually forced the long-serving dictator to resign in May 1998.
“The corruption and abuse of power allegations against the prime minister have gained strength and he has apparently failed to convince the people of his innocence,” said…
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