Move aside, Amir Muhammad (the author of the books " Malaysian Politicians Say The Darnedest Things" ).
Rumours were swirling recently, that a senior minister had raped his maid.
There were demands that the allegation be investigated
After a deafening silence, the minister came out to say that he was innocent and that he was willing to be investigated and that the rumours were all the work of the opposition in their desperate attempt to divert attention from their own problems and the ongoing sodomy trial of Anwar Ibrahim.
Obviously feeling some pressure, the PM himself came out to add his two cents worth.
After telling the rakyat not to prejudge the minister since the minister had said he was willing to be investigated, the PM was also quoted by online news portal Malaysia Chronicle as saying "In any case, what happened was in 2007. Why now?"
If what was reported is true, that statement must be the dumbest, damnedest thing Malaysian politicians say.
Go figure out that statement.
1. The rape did happen?
2. It happened in 2007?
3. Since it happened a few years ago, why bother?
It may even turn out to be the dumbest, damnedest statement of the year made by a Malaysian politician.
But given the history of the darnedest things Malaysian politicians say (read Amir Muhammad's books ) I won't bet my money on it.