Don’t go chasing waterfalls

The columnist hopes his fellow Malaysians are not pursuing impossibilities and wishing for the wrong thing.

EVERY time some Malay politician makes a thoughtless remark, I feel bad for my race. To ease my pain, I turn to wise proverbs, or peribahasa, in the beautiful Malay language, and every time I do that I wonder, who were these people who showed such deep wisdom?

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