August 5th, 2009 by Hafiz Noor Shams
I wrote The era of paternalism is not over for my column at The Malaysian Insider (also here) to provide contrary case to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s statement that the days of government knows best is over.
Today in The Star, his cousin, Minister Hishammuddin Hussein strengthens may message by leap and bound:
Hishammuddin said that in a weakened global economy the people were prepared to be led by an authoritative government that is able to provide the best for them. [Hisham: Rally a failure, shows street politics not favoured. The Star. August 5 2009]
He was saying that in respond to the peaceful anti-Internal Security Act march that was met with force by the authority.