COMMENT | This has been a brilliant week for Malaysian gutter politics, although not for the rakyat; but the cherry on the cake has to be the appointment of Ahmad Faizal Azumu as Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's Special Adviser, with ministerial status.
One can forgive Muhyiddin for being desperate, but did he have to scrape the bottom of the barrel?
Ever since Dr Mahathir Mohamad's tenure, Malaysian politicians celebrated the art of mediocrity, but did Muhyiddin have to sink this low? Many of his advisers and ministers are thicker than the condensed milk that we liberally pour into our teh tarik every morning.
Does Muhyiddin have to torture the rest of the nation with a man as incompetent, mediocre and devoid of talent as Ahmad Faizal? He could not have done a worse job dragging Malaysians into the gutter. Ahmad Faizal (above) lost the vote of confidence in the Perak State Legislative Assembly, when he was the menteri besar of the state and to all and sundry, he is a failure. Only Muhyiddin thinks otherwise.
The former Perak menteri besar is living proof that you don't require a degree, competence, hard work or experience to excel. You just need to "ampu-bodek". Within a few years, Ahmad Faizal has risen from junior assistant in a government department, then to Mukhriz Mahathir's aide, to MB and...