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COMMENT | Would you want to be a M’sian politician?

Mariam Mokhtar

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COMMENT | Most people enter politics because they claim that they want to improve other people's lives. That is not true in Malaysia. The only difference that Umno-Baru, PAS, MIC and MCA politicians have made is to improve their own lives and fortunes. The rakyat have seen little change.

Don't blame the politicians. Blame yourself, for believing Umno-Baru/PAS lies, and for voting Umno-Baru/PAS/BN. Don't forget the role played by the New Economic Policy (NEP) and Ketuanan Melayu.

You can talk about anything in Malaysia, misogynist attacks, the education, the weather, floods, religion, housing estates, or something as mundane as going to the pasar malam. All roads lead back to the politicians.

Let's take the pasar ramadan. On the face of it, one would think this has nothing to do with politics, but when one investigates the complaints from stall holders, one realises that politicians are on the take. The fee for a stall holder to secure his lot should be just over one hundred ringgit, but advance commissions collected by cronies of politicians to secure the lot, inflate the price to several thousand...

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