HomeKayamagvol. 2 no. 1 (2007)

Towards a Federal Parliamentary Democracy?

Ferdinand C. Paurom

Discipline: Social Science, Humanities, Politics



Government exists, to rephrase the famous quote from Abraham Lincoln, for the people. That however presupposes that people are informed, intelligent, and are aware of how government is run. In a country where people are sadly uninformed as they are misinformed on controversial political issues, and sharply split by economic, cultural, political, and economic conditions, Lincoln's phrase becomes merely proverbial.