One should not call the kettle black when one lacks the moral compass to do so.
The case of the former Johor Bersatu chief, Mazlan Bujang, who quit the party and has thrown his support behind Barisan Nasional, is a script that has become the norm in our political ecosystem.
Bersatu chief Mahiaddin Yasin questioned the timing of Mazlan’s resignation ahead of the Johor state election. “Where is his honour? Why did he only speak up now? It could be that he knew he was not going to be selected as a candidate.”
Mazlan’s departure from Bersatu will probably cause limited damage.
But when you, Mahiaddin Yasin, committed the mother of all betrayals and grabbed the prime minister’s post through immoral political manoeuvring, where was your honour then?
When you rolled the dice out of self-interest in your politically expedient pursuit of power, you brought down a democratically elected government. So, Mahiaddin, where was your sense of honour then?
You, Mahiaddin, are reaping what you sowed. As the paramount leader of Bersatu, you sowed the seeds of backstabbing.
So don’t whine when one of your kind emulates the example you set.
K Veeriah is a veteran trade unionist based in Bukit Mertajam, Penang