Civil Society and Pakatan Governments

By Tricia Yeoh

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Civil society plays an essential role in ensuring that governments deliver on their public commitments and do so in a transparent and accountable manner. However, the relationship between NGOs, governments and opposition parties is always a complicated one.Interestingly, many individuals from nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) made the decision to join (then) opposition parties and contest in the 12th General Election. Following the Pakatan Rakyat (Pakatan) coalition’s win in several state governments, these former civil society representatives are today elected representatives serving...

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Tricia Yeoh

has previously worked with the Selangor state government and is now attached to a market research consultancy.