COMMENT | Two days ago, a 78-year-old friend shared these thoughts in a chat group. He wrote:
“With the benefit of hindsight, I feel like kicking myself for being so naive in dedicating so much of my precious time and energy to a cause that turned out to be nothing more than a lie.
“Freedom, equality and justice for all were mere slogans employed to galvanise idealistic, but equally gullible, people like many of us.
“The end was the exaltation of a select few, whom as we have discovered time and time again, are more interested in their own power and positions than the people's wellbeing”.
I am sharing this here as these are exactly my sentiments today. For those of us who have spent so much of our time (read years), energy and personal resources to help our politician friends get elected and hoping (against hope) for the changes that never materialise, the man’s disappointment and disillusionment are understandable.
We were blindly led on a wild goose chase. We were fooled. Heck, I must have slapped myself countless times by now for being a bloody fool. Five months after the Sheraton putsch, I have not been able to forget nor forgive the schemers, turncoats and traitors from within Pakatan Harapan.
Top on my list of those I have described as “incorrigible parasites” and one who earned my strongest indignation is Azmin Ali. Is it any wonder that he is possibly the most vilified man in the country today?
We have heard negative connotations of Azmin from his fellow politicians. Now listen to these negative remarks