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Our nauseating elites

Zaid Ibrahim  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT | The leaders and elites of our country have shown once again how useless they are when it comes to defending the institutions and values we live by.

They talk about high-minded principles in flowery language, but the reality is they always succumb to whatever is politically convenient.

They play the game as it suits them. I am tired of them, and I am sure I am not the only one.

When they recently announced the appointment of the chief justice, there were widespread comments that it was unconstitutional. They should have at least told us why they preferred the option that the prime minister favoured.

Couldn’t they have sought another opinion? Would it have been so difficult to refer the matter to the Federal Court?

Are they truly satisfied calling themselves the “defenders of the race and religion? Doesn’t truth matter?

Couldn’t they show some respect to opposition leaders who represent the majority of the people of this country, or do they expect respect to be a one-way street?...

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