Sunday, July 22, 2007

behind the face of hypocrisy

Firstly, I wanna re-thank all readers who gave me the inspiration to continue writing. It is really hard to keep up the good work in blogging and keep myself updated with the current issues be it political or non-political news. Okay, many things has happened since i last blogged actively but hopefully this is going to be a new beginning from an abrupt end. Thanks again for all your support and advice.

Today I want to blog about the title. Yes, hypocrisy or rather hypocrites. According to means:

1. a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.
2. a pretense of having some desirable or publicly approved attitude.
3. an act or instance of hypocrisy.

and hypocrite means:

1. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, esp. a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
2. a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, esp. one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

Okay, I guess that is very clear isn't it? Basically a hypocrite is a person who doesnt practise what he or she preaches. That is a simple way to put it. But of course it can also mean doing something which you dont really mean/intend to do it. Hypocrisy itself is a subject of research in human behaviour and sociology i believe.

In Malaysia, and also parts of the world, hypocrisy is actually the backdrop of society. Do you realize somehow everything is pretty much connected? When the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) said Malaysia is an Islamic State, isn't that statement an example of hypocrisy? Oh by the way, is there a difference between an Islamic State and an Islamic Country? Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said an Islamic Country is just a country which official religion is Islam. Islamic State would mean something like what PAS wants, which is implementation of Islamic Constitution and Islamic Laws.

Well, in whichever way you see or interprete it, Malaysia to me would still be perceived as a secular nation. Why? Simple as ABC, the Constitution is secular! Say whatever you like but at the end of the day, Malaysia would still be secular. Actually, the root cause of hypocrisy is always politics. To stay in power, we need to create something which would mobilize the people's thinking and reactions. And that is why the DPM said it. He didn't mean it personally of course, but for political purposes, that had to come out, because if not, he may lose his Pekan and UMNO seat. The same for Hishammudin, if he doesnt wave his keris, then he may also lose his support from UMNO. Well of course they may plan to boo Dr M but he didnt make it so they had to 'threatened' the Chinese. See whichever way you like but that is political survival for UMNO. They have to maintain political power in Malaysia.

That is why hypocrisy is so vital in politics. On one hand, they preach the best and noble values. While on the other hand, they are not practising what they preach. They say Malaysia is an Islamic State or Country or Nation or whatever. But according to Islam, gambling is illegal and would you allow gambling to take place in Malaysia? Of course not! Well, Casino de Monte Carlo in Genting is well and alive, so I guess that simply means Malaysia is secular(apart from the Constitution).

There are of course many more things to describe this form of hypocrisy to the hilt but I guess every Tom Dick Harry and Sally is aware of it, so I shall not dwell further. Like Raja Petra said, it is akin to Paris Hilton saying to the whole world she is a virgin and doesnt drink and drive or party till the wee hours in the morn. This things are already 'sebati' in Malaysians. We don't really care whether the PM son in law is having affair with Maya Karin or how he actually got the money to buy iPhone and roam here. But what we are more concerned of is the real state of poverty in Malaysia. Is it actually very sad to see that the disparity between the rich and the poor has seemed to increase dramatically. If this goes on, I fear we will end up like Indonesia during the financial crisis in 97-98. The people trusted to administer this country seem not be capable of running it well. But people will still choose BN due to limited choices and chances. And as long as BN is in power, the rakyat will have to live with this hypocritic administration like forever.

Sigh...I am getting very tired and sad for our beloved nation. It doesnt have to go this way. Why are we losing out to Thailand, Vietnam and even Indonesia??!!


Maverick SM said...

Welcome back to blogging

Anonymous said...

We can't really the politicians, because they are professianals. Their job is to stay in power.

The problem inherently lies with the rakyat.

The rakyat are in their comfort zone. They are not prepared for changes.

Maverick SM said...


One month no updates, friend!!!!!