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COMMENT | Malaysia's future is in your hands

Mariam Mokhtar

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COMMENT | Corrupt Umno-Baru politicians have staying power, and after consuming political viagra, they can survive endless dangerous liaisons with frogs, multiple partners like PAS, MCA, MIC, Gerakan and others.

On the other hand, the rakyat suffers from hair-trigger problems, and after winning GE14, they are a spent force and lack the endurance to continue, despite the Sheraton coup.

If only the rakyat could learn from the corrupt politicians. The corrupt think long-term, so that their party will benefit, and their relatives, cronies and peers will reap the rewards. The corrupt politician's legacy is to promote the party cause and themselves.

Today, Malaysia is on a knife-edge. Politicians are rewarded with plum GLC posts and enviable perks. Corrupt politicians from both Umno-Baru and PAS are being recycled. Politicians who lack integrity are enticed to jump, to enable Muhyiddin Yassin to have sufficient "numbers" and stay in power.

One time "moderate Malays" like Azhar Azizan Harun, the lawyer and once outspoken social activist, have fallen for Muhyiddin's charms...

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