So far, Malaysians have been entertained by the almost farcical proceedings of the commission of inquiry into the Lingam tape. Come on, we all know the real state of the judiciary.
But the joke of the week must be in the Malaysiakini headline just now. I burst out laughing when I read it.
Apparently, he fears money politics and vote-buying tactics will be deployed to stem the ruling coalition’s losses.
He cannot be serious.
I remember some serious splashing out of “development” grants and announcements of development projects during election campaigns of the Mahathir era. Absolutely no understanding of how a caretaker government should behave in the run-up to the polls.
So pardon me while I try to stop laughing.
But of course, the Abdullah administration is unlikely to be any better. Just look at how much money was splashed around during the Ijok by-election campaign. It even prompted Samy Vellu to marvel, “Ten years’ development was delivered in 10 days.”
Talk about vote buying!