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The story of Malaysia’s ‘Untouchables’
BY: ERIC HO
While nowadays for most Malaysians buying food from Ramadan Bazaars has become expensive for the common crowd, the corrupt and evildoers in this country are having a gala Ramadan in glitzy style.
The common Malaysian child is blissfully unaware why his food fare is so spartan and parents fret and worry over their future as their incomes and financial resources start to deplete giving them very little Raya cheer.
The rising cost of living has contributed to the growth in corruption. Many cite that they also have to play dirty but just to survive causing corruption to be endemic and widespread giving people a sense of derision.
But Malaysians are just emulating the ways of the ‘Untouchables.’ The ‘Untouchables’ are a segment of Malaysian society consisting of politicians and businessmen who are reputedly corrupt and evil but live above the laws of the land.
This is why there is growing pain and frustration among ordinary Malaysians who believe that justice is biased and skewered and they are starting to sense a feeling of hopelessness and despair.
Many feel the rot has become deeply entrenched in the Malaysian psyche that they feel the government actually has little political will to combat corruption and this is why during this Ramadan it can be witnessed why Malaysia already looks like a failed state.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE
** The views expressed on this opinion is of the writer and not the publisher