Sepandai-pandai tupai melumpat, akhirnya jatuh ke tanah jua.
For more details read : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/keith-vaz-who-is-keith-vaz-male-prostitute-claims-home-affairs-select-committee-chairman-stands-down-a7225296.html
He was exposed in a sting operation by the Sunday Mirror just a few days ago. It was a beautifully organised operation - no need for a trial or the presence of mattresses.
I suppose he has a right to his private life ( he is a married man of 23 years and has sired 2 children) but as someone elected and trusted by the good people (mainly traditional Asians) of Leicester East to represent them, and as a member of the Privy Council (since 2006) and (since 2007) the Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee he is expected to be whiter than white in upholding the integrity of Parliament, his country and his community.
But who knows? Time and tide, opportunity and opportunism might see the reconciliation of Vaz and the Sunday Mirror? Politics and media have that kind of relationship.
They can always take a leaf from Malaysia's book and
....... Malaysia's two Right Honourables.
Oh, wouldn't it be loverly - " lots of chocolate for me to eat, lots of coal making lots of heat".
Who knows - in the spirit of Malaysia's example as the Mother of all Reconciliations - we might witness a similar scenario: that of future President Hilary Clinton (she has a good chance) smiling and hugging Monica Lewinsky. Who's Monica Lewinsky? Well, her dress almost brought down the world's most powerful leader - husband Bill.
|Before the Blue Dress|
I could think of other mind-boggling rapprochements - like Hang Jebat and Hang Tuah. But no, they were battling for principles.
Let's just remember, when we see old friends, turned old enemies, turned friends once again: there is not always a worthwhile principle at stake. Especially when they're all politicians.
Three cheers for Malaysia - Land of Opportunity and Opportunists!