Thursday, August 28, 2008

I Swear

What is the best way to clear one’s name when it’s being dragged through the mud? The best way to do it, frankly I do not know. But the fab way nowadays, that I certainly know, it’s swearing in the name of the Holy Quran.

First, the alleged sodomy victim, M Saiful Bukhari Azlan did it to show the seriousness and weight of his allegation, that he was sexually violated by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, his former boss, the former deputy prime minister who now the de-facto leader of the opposition party.

Then there were calls from various quarters asking Anwar to do the same thing to counter-clear his name. Unfortunately he did not do it. Well, not yet anyway.

Later, the current deputy prime minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, did the same thing to deny any link of himself to the high profile murder case of the Mongolian lady, Altantuya.

Now, the Perak state UMNO chief Datuk Ser M Tajol Rosli also ready to do the same thing, the clear his name from being accused of master-minding the arrest of the two Perak State assemblymen, from the opposition party, by the Anti Corruption Agency, ACA.

Well, I'm not a muslim and I'm certainly not an Islamic scholar. But somehow I have a feeling that all these swearing on the Holy Quran things are not sitting right. It's gimmicky. It's cheap. And dragging religion into the mess, it's disrespectful. Hey, we all know politicians are spineless and gutless liars. Who would actually buy their words, even if they swore by the holy book?

Gee, I wonder who's next swearing on the Holy Quran?

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