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Politics from the navel down

Terence Netto
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COMMENT If you want to bring a politician down, Malaysian style, aim from the navel down.

That seems to be the tenor of the campaign against Anwar Ibrahim from as long ago - it has to be pointed out - as September 1998 till now.

If you thought soap operas have a decidedly limited run-time, the Malaysian variety is more durable.


Peephole politics, the strand of voyeurism that had brought down some Malaysian politicians, has not received a more melodramatic display than when a ‘Datuk T', in a more hi-tech exhibition of the style common to medicine sellers along Chow Kit Road, unveiled his wares at Carcosa Seri Negara, no less...

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