Welcome to the dark side of the politician who holds the rein of power.
When new politicians are voted into power, voters tend to be mesmerized by their honest-to-goodness public image.
But there is a saying that says “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”.
So there is a real possibility that, at some point of time, this saying can become true.
Our politicians can become crooked if the ‘governmental powers’ that they wield is left unchecked.
Without accountability, without checks and balances, our honest politicians can mutate into rascals and rogues.
The lure of temptation is just too great. The ego of being a multi-billionaire. The trappings of power and wealth.
Like our famous politician who once said, “Just close one eye”.
But we are answerable to our conscience and our children – when our country’s resources are plundered and raped.
To the non-atheist who believe in the Judgment Day, in the Last Day, how will you answer to your God?
Will you say – “I had to protect my rice-bowl.” “I couldn’t jeopardize my job promotion.” “They could unfriend me on Facebook.”
I do hope that God has a sense of humour, to laugh off our human weaknesses.
The 14th General Elections in Malaysia is just around the corner.
If you suspect that your politician had turned crooked, it’s time to vote wisely. The Member of Parliament whom you call “Yang Berhormat”.
Just send the crooks into the wilderness. It’s the best favour that we can do for our children.