Call for new political culture

Kelvin Yii

KUCHING: The nation will do well to foster a new political culture through its newer generation of leaders, said Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii.

He said current political landscapes in the country and abroad left a lot to be desired because the welfare and wellbeing of the people were not prioritised.

Dr Yii described the incident at Capitol Hill in United States of America today where protestors incited violence during a democratic process as an instance of bad political culture.

“What happened at Capitol Hill in Washington was really shocking and shameful. Pro-Trump protestors breached into the Capitol and vandalised the chambers.

“They even opened fire on a person who was then carried out on a stretcher to be given medical aid,” he said in a Facebook post today.

He was commenting on reports of supporters of American President Donald Trump storming the Capitol building in a bid to overturn his election defeat. The incident led to a death of a woman.

The MP said this was not only an attack on the lawful and democratic process but also sent a very wrong message to the world.

Dr Yii said back at home in Malaysia, similar political turmoil and manoeuvring could be seen despite the worsening Covid-19 situation.

“That is why it is so vital for a new generation of leaders to rise up and bring a new culture of politics where the welfare and wellbeing of the people are the main concern, not money, positions or power,” he said.