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COMMENT | Muhyiddin's shrill moralism unbecoming

COMMENT | “Our fight is to uphold the truth and oppose evil,” declared former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin after performing solat hajat at the PAS Tarbiyah Centre in Gombak, Selangor.

Muhyiddin (above) had rushed to the PAS centre after being arrested by MACC and was released on police bail following nine hours of questioning.

By framing his battle against corruption charges levied at him as a fight against evil, Muhyiddin is conjuring up a shrill moralism inappropriate to his straits.

True, he is the third official of his party in three weeks to be charged with corruption, but there has been a national campaign against graft since Nov 24 when Anwar Ibrahim became prime minister.

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