Politics a two-faced beast


Nicholas Chan

As banal or obnoxious as some politicians may seem, we can’t discount the fact that many are driven by conviction. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 28, 2020.

IF there’s one consensus among internet users on our recently reconvened Parliament, it’s that politicians have made a fool of themselves.

I don’t intend to get into the politics here, but will instead try to tackle another question: how should politicians behave? What can we rightfully expect of them? On the surface, the answer seems easy enough. Surely, we want our representatives to behave with the utmost decorum.


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