The Malaysian political landscape has become a little different as soon as it was spoken out loud. It was none other than former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad known for his sharp tongue; an edged tool continues to grow keener with constant use.
Many were jolted by the latest episode of sharp criticisms directed at the current leadership while lapdog journalists and pro-Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's camp strategically overnight conducted themselves on a temporary defensive mode. Within 24 hours, obedient mainstream newspapers sanctioned to report the interview of Mahathir deliberately carried sensational captions read by millions of Malaysians across the nation.
The corridors of political power has once again become a national focus alongside the sideshow of the MIC party elections. Malaysians by now should be forgiven for concluding that there are two kinds of politicians - the one who makes it and the other, who endures it. But in the arena of politicking, technically there is little choice. Malaysians cannot practice the wise saying, 'Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one can hold water'.