Thursday, 25 August 2011

From Lofty Pedestals

By Erna Mahyuni

If there’s one thing we’re consistent about, it’s electing clowns into Parliament. For me, it is one of life’s mysteries, one other Malaysians often contemplate very loudly at a mamak stall.

I think I’ve figured it out. We don’t elect idiots for entertainment value. More likely, it’s just that Malaysians have an inferiority complex the size of Putrajaya.

While our political quagmire is similar in many ways to that of the United States -- loud, right-wing faction, business and political interests colliding -- but unlike the American people, we don’t like putting our leaders up on pedestals. No, we seem to like having our politicians stay in the gutter so we can look down on them from our own lofty moral pedestals.

Read more at: Be Malaysian, love an idiot

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