Major Zaidi Ahmad is in trouble now after speaking out and lodging a police report about indelible ink that was easily washed off on polling day last May.
But in my book, Zaidi is a genuine patriot who refused to keep silent on a real issue of public interest, unlike the pseudo-patriots who play on ethno-religious sentiment to reap political gains.
I salute you, Major Zaidi, for stepping out in courage and displaying your concern about what you figured was a glaring irregularity. If there were more people around like you, Malaysia would be a much better place. Many Malaysians will be closely following what happens to you with grave concern.