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  • Dr Navin C Naidu

Reform, not deform

Updated: Sep 26, 2022

It is widely held that the Donald Trump presidency became necessary because the voters were sick and tired of the tried and tested politics that called the shots for hundreds of years. Ultimately, the Democrats did their bit to deform his reforms, and out he went, at least temporarily.

“Mere political reform will not cure the manifold evils which now afflict society. There requires a social reform, a domestic reform, an individual reform,” cautioned Samuel Smiles, the Scottish journalist, obviously oblivious that human nature cannot be reformed as it is genetically deformed.

Nick Clegg, former deputy prime minister of the UK, bemoaned that both the Labour and Conservative parties in British politics “have constantly and repeatedly failed to honour promises they have made about reforming, cleaning, modernising our clapped-out system.” The 21st century Westminster monster.

“The real reform we need is decisive politics when we face issues that need decisive action and implementation,” observed Yoshihiko Noda, a former prime minister of Japan, obviously in an effort to state the obvious which thrust him out of politics. Sounds familiar?

Read the full article on the Sarawak Tribune


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