Our national news is the stuff of legends, writes Sheila Santharamohana. Most Malaysians stay riveted for hours to online news portals reading about real-life scandals, sexual indiscretions, murder, betrayal, greed, conspiracies.
Despite the best efforts of spin doctors and ‘strategic teams’, the ‘noises’ and the scandals are extremely difficult for the regime to shut off, leading to much consternation and increasing desperation in the corridors of power, observes Zaharom Nain.
Adakah mereka benar-benar percaya bahawa dengan mendakwa Suaram, mereka akan berjaya menutup mulutnya atau pandangan badan-badan bukan kerajaan yang lain yang menunggu untuk meneruskan perjuangan Suaram, ujar Zaharom Nain.
All the ongoing and newly emerging scandals leading up to the 13th general election make commenting on dirty Malaysian politics as easy as shooting fish in a barrel, observes Zaharom Nain.
K George writes to the Prime Minister, urging him to take just and appropriate action on the issues that have tarnished his 'Mr Clean' image. "Makethe battle against corruption your priority, make accountability your trademark, act justly and fairly without fear or favour and seal your leadership and restore your waning credibility," he urges.