Of course it will not happen here. Our power elites have not quite ruined the country like the Egyptian ruling classes have.
Why have their power elites scored higher than ours on “national ruination”? There are a dozen reasons for it.
We are just young chicos if not chicolingams (these latter ones are very small Lingams that make judges look like even smaller pricks) when it comes to history. Mere new kids on a new block.
All the same we will get there there one day. Any evidence for it?
Look at some of our ancient politicians....they have been around for some time now and saying and doing the same old things. At least one of them sounds like the mummy of a once powerful Pharaoh come to life again! And also, we are still merrily re-writing and revising even our recent history. At last count Yap Ah Loy, Hang Tuah and Parameswara have been reduced to historical footnotes. Really, can you make Tutankhamen a mere footnote of history and get away with it?
Well we are learning. Notice that thousands of students were flown back from Egypt at the height of the crisis. What were they studying there? Mummification ? Agriculture ? Sand Castle Engineering? Pyramid Scheming? Your guess is as good as mine!
Someone defined baksheesh as : “remuneration and lavish bribes, rudely demanded but ever so graciously accepted in return for little or no services rendered .” And as far as I know there isn’t an Egyptian Anti-Baksheesh Commission, but then again perhaps all matters baksheesh come under the purview of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and Performing Arts which is something we should also consider. As I said, I think they are way ahead of us on the learning curve.
Now you know why some countries are addicted to ‘Emergency Rule’. Egypt was for a long time to single party politics.
If we want to become as corrupt as Egypt we must first destroy the Opposition and declare a state of emergency, here, it now looks like a work-in-progress. One day we may get there. Then the real stealing can begin.
You will be surprised how many in Egypt joined in on the gang bang of the nation’s coffers! That is why I am not keen on the slogan “1MALAYSIA”. It may become just the right excuse for all of us to unite to the last man, woman and child to plunder and pillage this land of ours.”Satu Malaysia, Satu Kali Hentam”?
There is no quantum of solace when it comes to diddling the State of its dues. Where do you think Ruby the Heart Stealer got her initial training ? Their corruption is of the ‘starve the masses kind’. No quarters given. Only your pants will be spared minus the pockets. And cronyism and nepotism there are on steroids, all bulked up.
However over here the face of corruption is gentler. The “sama-sama” type. We are all in it together! Haven’t you noticed that every year corruption is becoming more inclusive even as we become more racist?
We made our choices a few hundred years ago. For the Egyptians this is a tough call. The last time they got Moses and his gang over, they left in haste after throwing some pox around and fled to no-man’s land after parting the waters of the Red Sea. If the waters are parted again, Sharm el- Sheikh will lose its charm and chic and tourists will never return to “-el-”, if you know what I mean!
As a reward, ours is over-paid and as punishment theirs is underpaid. Their civil servants are out on the streets demonstrating whilst ours is out on ‘kursus’, meetings, seminars, ‘attending to officials’ or having the fourth coffee break of the working day.