People remember what you say


Salleh Said Keruak

The trouble with the Internet age or the era of the social media is that people remember what you said even decades ago — and even if they cannot remember they can always research and find out. So you must not only be careful with what you say but you must also remember what you have said in the past. US Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has found this out the hard way and has now had to apologise for what he said in the past and which is now hurting his campaign.

Muhyiddin Yassin is going to find out that what he said in the past and what he says now is going to be picked up and the contradictions between ‘then and now’ are going to be very glaring. If Muhyiddin thinks people are going to forget what he said before and the contradictions to what he says now then he is grossly mistaken.

Of course, people will understand that what Muhyiddin said before was as an Umno leader while what he says now is as an enemy of Umno. For example, in just a few months, Mukhriz Mahathir has changed his tune from saying that whatever he is trying to do is for the love of Umno and today he says whatever he is trying to do is to make sure that Umno is buried for good.