Two wrongs don’t make a right


Who benefits the most if Mahathir is silenced? Who else in Umno or the government has the guts to demand for financial audit and forensic investigation on 1MDB if not Mahathir?

Fa Abdul, FMT

If there is one thing I “love” about our dear politicians is how they feel the need to give their expert opinions when pointing fingers at others. Now I am not saying that these people should be barred from expressing their opinions, because they do have the right to do so. However, when everyone starts pointing fingers, we tend to lose track of what takes precedence.

Writer Azizan Abdullah made a good point when he pointed out the wrongdoings by Mahathir Mohamed during his premiership – monetary losses amounting to tens of billions of ringgit, ISA, Ops Lalang I & II and plenty more.

However, to compare our government over their current wrongdoings to that of Mahathir’s doesn’t justify anything. A crook is a crook.

After all, two wrongs do not make a right.

Anyone with half a brain would be able to fathom that this is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black. But the most important question is, what do we do about it?

Do we pick sides? Since Mahathir has been on the throne for a longer period of time and linked to many more scandals, he is perceived as a greater villain. Does this mean the current government’s wrongdoings shall be pardoned or disregarded?

Or do we dismiss the claims by both parties? After all, both fingers pointing at each other are equally tainted. So based on this, do we shut Mahathir out from urging the authorities to uncover the truth behind 1MDB?

The thing is, although Mahathir’s credibility to accuse anyone of wrongdoings is at stake because he himself “tak betul”, the more important question we should be asking is if this is the right thing to do.

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