If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.”
- Mark Twain
COMMENT | There is a thing that people do when talking about Malaysia. Everyone defines the context as if politicians do not know what the problem is when it comes to what is destroying Malaysia. This of course is not true.
Malaysian political operatives can be roughly divided into three categories. The first are those who acknowledge the problem and want to do something about it. These folks do not get far.
The second, those who understand what the problem is, but for political self-interest have no desire to address the problem. These folks by far are the mainstream.
The third are those who do not think that the problem is really a problem and that it is merely the natural order of things. These people have always been in power.
The dialectic when it comes to reforming Malaysia has always been centred between the second and third types of political operatives. Meaning people who are voted in for change have no real interest in change but sustaining their own positions are in conflict with people who do not think that there...