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Anwar Ibrahim’s “Madani Government” Faces Criticism Over Slow Progress on Institutional Reforms: Report

Anwar Ibrahim’s “Madani Government” is encountering mounting criticism due to perceived sluggishness in implementing crucial institutional reforms. Critics argue that the pace of change falls short of expectations, as the government grapples with various challenges. The public eagerly awaits more substantial progress in addressing pressing issues, as the administration navigates the complexities of reforming key institutions.

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In a recent article by Mihar Dias, published in October 2023, concerns were raised regarding the Anwar-led Madani government’s ability to deliver on its promises of institutional reforms in Malaysia. The government, which came into power with a coalition, has been under scrutiny for its perceived lack of progress in implementing these reforms.

Critics argue that instead of delivering on the promised reforms, Anwar’s government appears to be sticking to the “reformati” legacy rather than achieving true “reformasi.” The pledges of institutional reforms are being seen as mere lip service, with little tangible progress to show. Some even go so far as to label Anwar’s Reformasi as “reform basi” or stale promises.
The article highlights several key issues contributing to this skepticism. First and foremost, political instability and bureaucratic hurdles have become routine, hindering any substantial change. Even a coalition of political parties has struggled to overcome their differences in pursuit of reform.

Moreover, there is a sense of broken promises, including the failure to abolish draconian laws and address media freedom issues. Critics argue that the government’s focus seems to be more on retaining power than on delivering on its commitments. The recent controversy surrounding the Deputy Prime Minister’s questionable discharge (DNAA) has only added to the growing dissatisfaction among the public.

Additionally, the article points out that Parti Sosialis Malaysia’s proposed reforms from 2018 appear to have been left unattended. Critical areas such as affordable housing, government-linked companies, and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) remain untouched, leaving citizens disillusioned.

Furthermore, there are discussions about the revival of the goods and services tax (GST) without introducing accompanying reforms.

In conclusion, the article by Mihar Dias raises concerns about the Anwar-led Madani government’s progress on institutional reforms in Malaysia, suggesting that it has fallen short of its promises and is facing mounting criticism from various quarters.