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COMMENT | Durians, dengki-ke and double standards

Mariam Mokhtar

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Modified 16 Jul 2021, 3:20 am

COMMENT | By destroying 15,000 mature durian trees, the Pahang menteri besar, the Land Office, and the Forestry Department (and some of you may wish to include the royals), have demonstrated the unequal rights of those in power and those who are not.

The ugly sight of the cleared slopes alongside hills covered in virgin jungle is like a suppurating sore and a suitable metaphor for the ugly stain on the Malaysian psyche.

The rank hypocrisy of the Pahang state government stinks like an open cesspit, infested with maggots, but sadly, it is the story of Malaysia, of the little man standing up against the big man...

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