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COMMENT | O ye hypocrites, listen to Sultan Nazrin

Francis Paul Siah

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COMMENT | No, we do not need a PhD – the kind espoused by Umno’s Ahmad Maslan – to understand that hypocrisy is also arrogance and tyranny posing as righteousness.

I believe that most of us don’t just hate hypocrisy because of the contradiction from saying one thing and doing another. That can be annoying. I think what is most irritating about hypocrisy is the arrogance behind it for it brings hypocrisy to a new abhorrent level.

We see hypocrites and hypocrisy everywhere. As long as we are human and if I may add, not mentally handicapped, there is hypocrisy in all of us. It’s only the level of hypocrisy and the extent of hurt or harm inflicted on others as a result of this evil deed, intentionally or otherwise.

Surely, we must have come across people who are very ‘professional’ in giving life advice when their own is a total train wreck. There are those who talk endlessly of compassion, but they are intolerant of anyone who disagrees with them. People also scream and rant about justice, but if someone they dislike is denied justice, they will turn a blind eye.

I noted with glee the recent message from Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah on the subject of evil and hypocrisy. I am taking a cue from the sultan with this article.

On Jan 12, he reminded Muslims not to give their trust or hand over responsibilities to those with an evil and hypocritical image...

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