“Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.”
- John Steinbeck, ‘East of Eden’
I have no idea why political analysts have jumped on Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah’s response to a question by Sinar Harian. Did anyone actually bother reading the two articles where the Umno veteran held forth on a variety of issues?
Both articles were interesting because it gave a brief glimpse into the political reality of this country and the agitation in the Malay polity concerning the two major parties that supposedly represent their so-called interests.
Of Razaleigh I have earlier said, “Razaleigh, of course, always nurtured the perception that he was the last honest man in Umno, a prince who reluctantly found himself consorting with thieves.