[Politics] Learning to act

Watching politics in Malaysia since March 8, 2008 has been an exercise in theatrics. It’s like watching a play where you know the ending (or guess at its end) but one with so many twists and surprises that each turn leaves you wanting for more.

However, I still feel quite dirty after each transaction. What prompted this entry was this interview piece with Nizar. Considering what he’s been portrayed as and how he’s using it to his advantage, it’s simply genius. I can’t help WANTING to believe in his principles and his naivete, but considering that he was a professional for some time before being Chief Minister of Perak, I feel like it’s too good to be true.

I like the trust he placed in Yee Hit Foong- he echoes what I thought about Hee Yit Foong and Elizabeth Wong. And for me, the unspoken thought is that these girls were targeted maliciously. Hee Yit Foong more than any other, perhaps.

Here, have a read from Malaysiakini:

Q&A: Ngeh is my trusted deputy
Andrew Ong & Gabrielle Chong | Mar 31, 09 3:18pm
Ousted Perak menteri besar Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin reveals that he was unfairly targeted over his relationship with DAP leaders. Edited excerpts follow from the second and final part of his interview with Malaysiakini.

Malaysiakini: How would you describe your relationship with Ngeh Khoo Ham and Nga Kor Ming? They have been following you to quite a number of ceramah in Malay areas.

Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin: Yes, YB Ngeh wanted to make use of a golden opportunity which he did not have over his many years being an assemblyman in a Chinese-dominated