KUALA SELANGOR, 23 June 2009: The two-coalition system practised in Malaysia is a better system of check and balance as opposed to the idea of forming a unity government, said Selangor Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) liaison chief Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
He said the two-party system in the country, which resulted after the 8 March general election last year, would be good for the country and people in the long run.
“If we analyse the [unity government] concept carefully from the political viewpoint, [its formation] may confuse the people and would not strengthen the country’s administration.
“As such, it’s always better to have two strong parties to create check and balance.
“Even developed countries like Britain, Australia and the United States have acknowledged the system,” Khalid told reporters here today.
He was responding to the decision yesterday made by the Pakatan Rakyat, comprising the DAP, PAS and PKR, to unanimously reject the idea of forming a unity government with the Barisan Nasional.
Khalid, who agrees with the decision, said the two-coalition system would motivate political parties to perform better. — Bernama