Saturday, December 30, 2017

Malaysian Politics circa 2017

One of the things I realised in recent times is why the geriatrics who were my superiors when I started work were so cynical. Time, age and experience teaches you the difficulty of being effective. And, it also teaches you how ineffective you really are if you cling on to certain ideals ... like "work-life balance". 

Anyways, that's just that. 

Malaysian politics has reached its nadir.

What is a nadir you may ask. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary claims that "nadir" Has Arabic Roots - Nadir is part of the galaxy of scientific words that have come to us from Arabic, a language that has made important contributions in the vocabulary of mathematics, astronomy, medicine, and chemistry. Nadir derives from an Arabic word meaning "opposite"—the opposite, that is, of the zenith, or the highest point of the celestial sphere, the one vertically above the observer. (The word zenith itself is a modification of another Arabic word that means "the way over one's head.") The English poet John Donne is first on record as having used nadir in the figurative sense of "lowest point" in a sermon he wrote in 1627.

In the context of Malaysia, much of the blame of where we're at can be directed straight at Dr M.

He did this. And, he cannnot undo it. 

This prospect haunts him. I suspect this haunting is why he's going about doing what he's doing now. All that he's doing at his nonagenarian stage is to attempt to exorcise the demons that he had unleashed.

In may ways, Dr M made Malaysia a retarded community.

What is a retard you may ask? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines retard as a verb to-
  1. 1.

    delay or hold back in terms of progress or development.

    "his progress was retarded by his limp"

    synonyms:delay, slow down, slow up, hold back, set back, keep back, hold up, postpone, put back, detaindecelerate, put a brake on

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