Patience is a virtue, or so they say. It is a virtue that many Malaysians are forced to learn when watching or reading the news. An impatient Malaysian with keen interest in politics and low tolerance for bullshit would probably die young reading the press statements of some of our MP’s and ADUN’s.
This writer tends to react with a slow and drawn out “whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy???”
Public figures generally undergo a great amount of scrutiny by the public but even more so if they are political leaders, for whom the near universal dislike of politicians has done nothing to make their lives easier. A simple slip up can result in a negative public perception that could potentially cost them their jobs or their seat in the next election. Yet that has not seemed to stop Malaysian politicians on both sides of the divide from saying the darndest things.
As the saying goes, one man’s meat may be another man’s poison, or in the current context, one man’s words of wisdom may be utter crap to the ears of another. Below is a compilation of articles put out by several local news-portals pertaining to of some of the more questionable remarks made by local leaders and politicians. Yes, a compilation of articles, because there is so much crap out there that it is not possible for the writer to compile each and every statement. Words of wisdom or utter bullshittery? You decide.
Malay Mail Online (MMO)
Free Malaysia Today
While searching for material related to this article, this writer stumbled upon an incredible discovery. There is an entire series of books titled ‘Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things’ compiled by Amir Muhammad (director) and published by Matahari Books. It’s not just a mere article, but an entire series of books. It makes one feel a little disappointed really, are Malaysian politicians that dumb that an entire series of books could be written?
Regardless of whether you laugh, cry or groan in frustration after reading the articles, one thing is certain, politicians spewing out dumb statements are unlikely to go away anytime soon. At the very least, we can take comfort in the knowledge that Donald Trump is not running for office in Malaysia.
*It is important to note that campusbuzz.my is a neutral entity which is not biased to any side of the political divide. This writer has in good faith believed that the articles were written from a neutral standpoint by professional journalists.