If you're anything like me, you must have wondered why the UMNO government is overzealously portraying itself as one that upholds Islamic values.
After all, UMNO is rife with corruption and debauchery and is notoriously avaricious and profligate (yes, I really couldn't resist all those big words that so aptly describe UMNO).
Yet, UMNO falls over itself to cane those who fall short of Islamic rules.
Interestingly, the victims of their suddenly acquired religious zeal have all been women, and they have been and will be caned for having extramarital sex and drinking beer, respectively.
Now I am aware that most religions frown on these less-than-immaculate activities.
But to be caned for these is a bit extreme, methinks. For one, I believe that these are personal issues to be resolved by the individual, and neither the business of any religious body nor the State.
It is even more shocking perhaps, that it is not PAS (the Islamic party of Malaysia) who is calling for these punishments to be meted out, but UMNO, the organisation that has gained a reputation for elevating those two aforementioned activities into an artform.
Did UMNO suddenly turn religious?
That is about as possible as a zebra losing its stripes. Or Rosmah becoming a submissive wife. But I digress.
I think this whole matter is about Anwar Ibrahim. These shenanigans have been orchestrated since they were hankering to put him behind bars again.
It's a wild shot, but I think UMNO is willing to risk a reputation for being religious fanatics in order to frame Anwar Ibrahim for sodomy, which is probably the worst crime any Muslim can think of.
Not for the first time, it makes me wonder how low they could stoop.
It's already so low that I've lost my bearings.