Politics has become so cheap in this country, that people don’t get surprised. If tomorrow there is a headline with a photo of Najib and Anwar hugging and kissing one another, and accompanied by a solemn declaration that they are doing it for the good of the country – people are not going to bat an eyelid, but perhaps curse those slimy and wicked morons and look for better words.
Balasubramaniam is just a tool made use of by the Najib Anwar conspirators, and he is pitiable, and bound to be haunted, for a very long time, though at the present he may be gloating gleefully he had done the right thing. Whether money, life or any other forced threats he had to undergo, he simply sold his soul and stands naked like a new born babe unable to defend himself from the vile words of the 25 million of this country. If he had gained somewhere, from whatever means, it is tainted and bloodied, and this gain will be in no position to guarantee him peace or degrading remarks as long as he lives. But I pity his family which will also bear the consequences and in time to come, it is anybody’s guess how they are going to take it.
But for Najib and Anwar, the stain can be never be erased, in fact it becomes more noticeable and it will be secondary to their character. Reference to them will always be highlighted with this stain.
It is difficult for people to change their perceptions of these two people, and even if they do good in the future, their sullied names will not be given a new look.