As psychologists may tell you, the nameless and extremely violent rage that is sometimes exhibited by road bullies is akin to temporary insanity. At the ripe old age of nearly 61, I would like to think that I am free from that sort of compulsive rage.
The kind of rage that engulfed me when I read that Wong Chin Huat was arrested has a different name. It is called moral outrage. Apparently, my outrage is shared by many netizens in Malaysia, as Chin Huat’s arrest became one of the hottest topics in Malaysian Internet traffic.
I did receive his SMS extolling people to wear black for the Perak fiasco on May 7. I called him up and we chatted briefly. He was his usual enthusiastic breathless self. I did help him to get to Batang Ai by-election last month. He was also enthusiastic and breathless about the beauty of Sarawak ladies, and rightly so. He had discovered Sarawak’s best kept secret!