I was thinking. How was it the Huzir Sulaiman’ short article on the unheard Malay middle class, generate a lot of response?. It was accepted with hushed reverence by non Malays pushing for whatever they wished for. I read it’s publication was also alerted from as far as
No, I am not going into another round on commenting on Huzir’s article. Its proper place is as an inconsequential detritus of history in a journalistic oil-trap or silt trap.
Ok, I just want to touch on the quartet which huzir’s article quoted and built his case. What did they represent? They represent success, wealth, social skills, - whatever measures of success. Therefore, almost everyone assume that what they say, carry more weight compared to say, a voice from the periphery. People instantly associate, more wisdom from the rich and powerful.
Perhaps this predilection is what led to people being bamboozled by the rich and powerful. There’s an innate tendency on the part of even the elite to idolize men who are making a lot of money, and assume that they know what they’re doing.
And so we go on putting faith in the Ponzi scheme by the American Pak Man Telo. Here, we pay rapt attention when superstars of the financial world( who got rich by the way, through leveraging on OPM) like Nazir Razak, Wok Lodin, the Queks, the Tehs, the Goh Tongs and other super salaried denizens, speak. Even on mundane things. From them, the act of urinating is considered an art form.