Check and Balance system in Goverments is to ensure noone appointed to powerful top ministerial positions have unfettered powers invested in them -and that they can be held accountable for their actions.
And that they cannot do as they please ,knowing that there are limitations to the power entrusted to them by the people and if they in any way abuse that power ,position and priviledges, they can be hauled up to answer for the misdeeds done.
But in Malaysia,it seems far from that principle, and the ones in power seem to be invincible and untouchable.
So powerful they seem that ,it is as if the check and balance principle does not apply to them.
And that does not portend well to a supposedly democratic country and good governance , when absolute power corrupts totally and it intoxicates those with that power to wield.
Nobody in any democratic goverment ought to be so powerful and influential that they fear nothing -and no need to fear accountability- nor be answerable to whatever breach of public confidence,since they seem to act or know that they are powerful enough to influence and to tweak the laws of the nation and have the institutions of enforcement and authority ,work to their advantage.
That is the worrying part. Too much power concentrated and consolidated in a few and no institutions that has the authority or power to ensure they stay in line and nor deviate “or else” with principles of good accountable governance of a country.
So do we have a Goverment that adheres to the principles of Check and Balance system ,that is the question?
And it is almost a rhetorical question.