There's A Publicly-Initiated Tracker To Monitor The PH Govt's Progress On Its Promises
One month since the Pakatan Harapan coalition's victory on 9 May, several individuals have come together to initiate the Harapan Tracker to keep "a watchful eye" on the newly elected government
The tracker reported that by their 31st day in office, the PH government has followed through with four of their promises.
Meanwhile, two promises have been broken and 35 out of 288 are in progress, according to the tracker.
The founder of the four-person led initiative, Dennis Kam, revealed that he is "hopeful" of the government's future progress
He said that, "The group's primary goal for this platform or tool is to allow everyone to see what has or has not been achieved by our government, and to keep them accountable to their promises," Malaysiakini reported.
"Our secondary goal, (but equally important in the long run) is to make democracy work by inspiring people to participate in policy-driven conversations and debate – shifting focus away from gutter politics," he added.
However, Kam advised the government to "move away from being a prime minister's democracy" as he argued that many of the policies being carried out are done so without Parliament's consent
"Always be open to checks and balances from various institutions – people and civil society, among others – and take criticism and feedback in stride," he advised, according to Malaysiakini.
The Penang-born pointed out that, "Harapan received only 47.92 percent of the popular vote in GE14, so more than half the people aren't represented here."