A problem with Malaysian politics


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  • Friday, 25 Sep 2020

I HAVE stayed away from commenting on politics since February, as I have a strong conviction that today, more than ever, we need less politics, and that we need to throw our entire weight into facing the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic challenge. But allow me to indulge a little today.

The problem with Malaysian politics is that our political leaders and their supporters are not honest – on either side.

If the other side does it, it is “frogging”. If they do it, it is for the good of the rakyat. But you cannot have your cake and eat it too. It is simply against God’s social law. It would not work – we will still be looping in a vicious kitaran, recycling the same old, same old leaders and problems. The ***t will just repeat itself.

Did our Prophets and greats compromise on their values? Did Gandhi follow what the British

did to the Indians? Did Omar Mukhtar, Libya’s leader and freedom fighter, repeat what the Italian colonialist did to his people or did he declare, “The enemy is not our teacher”?

I say again, we CANNOT have our cake and eat it too. Either we do what is right or we are forever wrong.

If any of you are really serious about changing the country and making things better, do contact me. I do have some concrete ideas.

But not now, perhaps in two to three years’ time. My immediate concern as a businessman is making sure my good team members and colleagues have a salary and adequate income to take home to their families.

Peace.

ANAS ZUBEDY

Kuala Lumpur
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