At first look, it appears from the photo that Lee Chong Wei is campaigning for BN… Things can be quite tricky, especially when shrewd politicians want to manipulate whatever there is to their advantage.
Lee is not there to campaign, but rather, in his words, quoting MalaysianInsider. ““I am here just to collect the cheque. They have already announced that I would receive the reward. I don’t want to comment anything on politics. I don’t know much about it,”
Why the need to bring him to a ceramah, when what is needed is just a ceremony to give a checque and acknowledge his feats?Politicans must understand that there are certain things that are above politics. national Flag for one. National hero, is another. Do you think the people on the ground are so naive and simple minded that bringing Lee into the picture, literally, would influence the people’s votes? Come on, this is not my grandfather’s time in the fifties.
But poor Chong Wei, he has to endure all these. Sports, all over the world, is considered to be something that is above politics. That was the tradition in ancient Greece , and sports is supposed to be apolitical in modern Olympics as well. When will our YBs and Ministers realise all these? Is it true that position and power really blind a person’s conscience ?
There is in fact an internet joke: “Poli” means “plenty”, “tics” are ” blood suckers”, politicians literraly means blood sucking creatures. I am sure my readers will have plenty to say on this…:)