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COMMENT | Who did the real damage to country?

Steve Oh

Published
Modified 22 Feb 2021, 12:25 am

COMMENT | I cringe every time I read how someone in politics complains of the country's image being tarnished when the worst damage is done by them, their political pals and corrupt cohorts.

Consider former government ministers and their supporters who do the real damage to the country by their acts of felony and with several now facing charges of abuse of power and corruption. Or the questionable court decisions that defy justice.

Have not leaders brought shame to the country by their white-collar crimes, including allegations of their role in murder? And unfair charges and court decisions since Anwar Ibrahim's court trials raise more questions than provide the answers.

The convicted felons have brought more shame to the nation, not to mention their race and religion and insulted the king before whom they took oaths of office to serve him and the country. The complainants are blind or simply mischievous.

Who can outdo the infamy when it has resulted in torrents of unprecedented shame raining down on the country? Politicians are endangering and endangered species. They are not a necessary evil, the corrupt among them, rather, are a toxic curse on the nation, causing untold hardships for everyone.

More good men and good women must act to save the endangered governance of their country. Only good politicians can deliver good governance. Or the antics of the evil will destroy the country. Everyone has to know how to pick and choose among politicians as between a good and bad durian.

So why are they still complaining that a book will tarnish an already... 

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