Growing pains

The draft bill seeking to regulate public marches and rallies revealed that our democracy is still suffering from growing pains. Instead of having a substantial discussion on the issue, a part of the political world is simply denying the problem and reacting as though the country were still in a state of institutional insecurity, some going so far as to bring up the junta.

The issue, however, is not ideological. The draft bill simply seeks a more balanced approach to the right of assembly so that it does not harm the majority. Society demands change and is only disheartened when the political system shows such division.

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