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Why listen to discredited politicians? — Lucius Goon

November 09, 2012

NOV 9 — What have Malaysians done to deserve discredited politicians like Shahrizat Jalil, Chua Soi Lek, Nazri Aziz, Mahathir Mohamad, Ibrahim Ali, Musa Aman, who still tell us anything or advise us on anything.

I mean, what moral standing, or for that matter any standing, does:

A) someone who shamelessly defends a family venture gone awry and then attempts to airbrush history;

B) someone who was a serial adulterer until being caught out.

C) someone whose defence of his son included industrial language and convoluted but ultimately unconvincing explanation of the political donation to Sabah Umno.

D) someone who does not stand for anything, too long. Check his statements when he was the prime minister and now, and there is an ocean of difference.

E) someone who is used to switching parties just to push his own agenda, dividing Malaysians along racial lines just to remain relevant.

F) someone who is not fussed about unknown sources of cash for his party and doesn’t care to explain it in the interest of transparency.

Why listen to them? They should all be ignored as they have lost their moral authority.

We need to listen to a better sort of people. Those who have integrity. Not these people. Consign them to history’s rubbish bin if possible.

* Lucius Goon reads The Malaysian Insider.

* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Malaysian Insider.