The first thought that came to mind when the story broke yesterday was: who cares. Dr Khir Toyo, former MB of Selangor has a big house (that he doesn't even live in). He says it costs <RM$4 million, his tormentor Ng Sue Lim says it costs RM$24 million. How does a "simple" MB afford such an expensive lavish?
Its curious that the local political scene has come down to this. Ng Sue Lim is probably a very busy man, what with his sworn duty to devote his efforts to serving his Sekinchan constituency, and yet he feels the best way to invest his time is to chase down Khir Toyo over the size and cost of his house. Curious indeed how Malaysian politicians spend our taxpayer ringgit. Somehow, if Khir Toyo is embarrassed, hauled into court and convicted of corruption (extremely unlikely at the moment, he seems to have a very strong defense), this is going to improve the lot of the people of Sekinchan and Selangor. Even if Khir Toyo is dirty, please excuse me while the logic of this action eludes me.
Not to say that we allow naughty politicians who have pocketed dirty money to get away with it. But why not leak the story to the Press and get them to run around and harass him. Why make it personal and do the haranguing yourself?
Ah right, i forgot. You need to get your name and face in the newspapers, to show everyone how wonderful you are. Ng, you're pathetic.