Cotton wool wrap for Malays, barbed wire for non-Muslims

Mariam Mokhtar

Modified 26 Apr 2019, 3:26 pm

COMMENT | Anyone who wants to enter the political arena must understand that they will be subject to intense questioning and live in a gold-fish bowl. Politics is not for the faint-hearted.

Becoming a politician is not meant to make one rich, but judging by the number of court cases involving Umno-Baru politicians, on charges of money laundering, criminal breach of trust (CBT) and abuse of power, for them entering politics was better than winning the lottery.

They fixed the gaming tables, they manipulated the bets, they rewarded themselves with the winnings; but the 14th general election (GE14) changed all that.

Today, anyone in politics had better grow up and realise that the days of a compliant and docile electorate, which bends, bows and scrapes to their will, are gone.

Last week, PAS vice-president Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah told his party members to stay loyal and follow orders from the leadership, without asking too many questions...

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