An ancient old Chinese wisdom told of a good way to measure a person's true character - give him wealth and power. Many mediocre leaders and lesser characters are often seduced by wealth and power. Many show their true colours once they attained either one of them.
PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said the Chinese and Indian vote swing helped the opposition gain more seats and states.
“Those who did not vote us are tiga suku (crazy),” he said.
For a note, I would not vote for a PAS candidate if we are facing an election now. Similarly, if in the past I have rejected and criticized arrogant leaders I would do the same to PAS and its president for making an out of the mind statement.
This is only one example. Recently, I have personally witnessed similar pattern (change of attitude) in some newly elected MPs and state assemblymen. The worse part is I have known some of them for years. It is a pain and a deep disappointment to see such a drastic change in behaviour in such short haul.
Elected representatives must remember where their position and authority came from. It was mandated by the people. Every 4 to 5 years you will have to come back to us, voters, for that mandate to be renewed.
We have entrusted in you a responsibity and not a social status. Keep your head swelling and you will be booted out like the others before you.