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Salient. Newspaper of the Victoria University Students' Association. Vol 42 No. 8. April 23 1979

Mahathir on our System of Democracy

Mahathir on our System of Democracy

The government is satisfied with the present system of "democracy" in the country and has no intention of exerting firmer control over the people, claimed the Deputy Prime Minister recently. He said the situation in the country did not merit any change in our system of government. Earlier, Wan Mohamed Najib had asked whether the government would allow those who were dissatisfied with the way the country is run to leave. Dr Mahathir said the government is aware of complaints that democracy in this country is fast eroding. However he said these people should realise that the fact that they were able to complain and criticise openly showed that there was democracy in the country. These people, he said, are not grateful and are only bent on making baseless criticisms.

(NST 27/3/79)

(comment: Dr Mahathir should enrol in Pols 111 to know what Democracy is.)