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COMMENT | The hero and the hell-raiser

COMMENT | Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman’s appointment as the Malaysian ambassador to Indonesia has little to do with transparency, integrity, diplomacy or bilateral ties. It’s all about political survival and the clue is in the word “hero”.

The country is coming apart at the seams, but many politicians are not willing to do anything about it because they are forced to focus on their political survival.

The convicted felon, former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, traverses the country and struts about like a hero, with police outriders tricking us into thinking a visiting dignitary is in our midst. When the red carpet is rolled out, people rush up to greet him and kiss his hand.

Najib, the self-made hero knows that if he does not cultivate his public image, a cold cell awaits him in Sungai Buloh.

The other manufactured hero is...

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