Are Malaysians Double-Standards Hypocrites?
“Sadly, in the real world, sometimes deals with the darker side may be needed, however unpleasant they are.”
For the last couple of days we read, hear and wonder at comments and headlines such as:
- PM Anwar can kiss goodbye to his war against corruption
- Bersih not ruling out protest over Najib’s sentence reduction
- Free speech is alive but dispensed selectively
- Pua’s sedition probe: Surendran laments ‘shameful’ silence from Harapan
- Najib’s reduced sentence: ‘Harapan will pay the price in GE16’
You won’t be blamed at all, No, for thinking the Malaysian World of politics has finally collapsed or that its Apocalypse has arrived.
Yet, as Commander S Thayaparan wrote in his column in Malaysiakini’s Najib’s reduced sentence: DAP has got nothing to show for it (see follows):
Andrew Sia wrote a piece which I suppose accurately reflected the feelings of the base when Zahid was embraced by Harapan: “Sadly, in the real world, sometimes deals with the darker side may be needed, however unpleasant they are.”
For the “greater good”, which in Churchill’s case was the defeat of Nazi Germany. Zahid and Umno may be a lightning rod for Harapan supporters’ anger.
But why do they accept Sarawak’s GPS and Sabah’s GRS support of the federal coalition government? Are those traditional politicians of East Malaysia squeaky clean? Just read Sarawak Report for the answer.
But if corruption cases are launched against Sabah and Sarawak MPs, the coalition government will probably quickly collapse. And incompetent leaders like former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin and PAS extremists will take over.”