COMMENT | Tommy Thomas' critics give his book good publicity

Mariam Mokhtar

Modified 5 Feb 2021, 3:05 am

COMMENT | The thing that can easily rile many Malays, especially civil servants, is their egos. It's huge. They don't take kindly to criticism. Some may claim that by extension, any criticism is also an attack on their race and religion.

I haven't yet purchased a copy of Tommy Thomas' book, "My Story: Justice in the Wilderness", but now, like most other people, I will buy a copy before it is banned or is out of circulation.

The comments by the felon, Najib Abdul Razak, his brother, Nazir, former director-general of the Judicial and Legal Training Institute (Ilkap) Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria, former attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali, and current AG Idrus Harun about Thomas’ book, have aroused my curiosity.

They are upset with Thomas' personal opinions and have either filed lawsuits or lodged police reports. Nazir needs to read Britain's declassified reports on May 13, and civil servants should grow up and stop surrounding themselves with sycophants...

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