There is a saying that those who throw stones should not stay in glass houses.
For those who may have forgotten the meaning of this phrase, let me quote answer.com:
Do not criticize or slander another if you are vulnerable to retaliation.
This is because if you live in a glass house, and you throw stones at other people, other people may retaliate and throw stones back at you. Alas, since you live in a glass house, in no time , your house would be just a pile of shattered glass on the floor.
In the campaign for Hulu Selangor, where the stake is high, the candidate from PR , Zaid, who took alcohol in his younger days were slandered. To his credit , he admitted it and said he has repented.
However, the party that attacked him is full of those who drink the same thing.
Our first Prime Minister , a person loved by all Malaysians, openly admitted that he drank in his younger days, and that did not make him a lesser person nor a less religious perosn; in fact he was the first SG of OIC.
Of course, if the religion a person believes in forbids drinking and that person still drinks, he would have gone against the teaching of the religion, but if he repents and turn over a new leaf, wouldn’t the religion forgive him? I would think so.
I have stated my hope that both sides should not resort to dirty tactics. Fight a gentlemen’s war. DO not fight a hooligan’s war.
In the net, photos of some top leaders – from the very party which started the allegations against Zaid – drinking have now surfaced.
This is exactly what the above proverb teaches: you throw stones, people will throw stones back to you, and unless you have a steel shield ( in this case, never have committed any wrongs), you will be hurt too.