Best to come clean and apologise to the rakyat

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By John Isaac

It is indeed pretty amusing how some of the past Barisan Nasional politicians have suddenly morphed into some sort of "Guardians of the Galaxy" and began making a huge fuss over the qualification of certain Pakatan Harapan leaders.

Have they so quickly forgotten the mess they created during their years in power?

It is no doubt that it was wrong of certain PH leaders not to be straight about their qualifications, but let the people be the judge of that - certainly not those who did much greater sins.

Why not all the former BN Cabinet minister set a precedent by making public their academic qualifications first.

I am sure the public would want to see what qualification certain BN leaders have.

Sadly, Malaysians are people who are quick to forget and need constant reminders on how the BN brought the nation to it's knees.

Now, suddenly, we find them trying to play the good guys and point fingers at the current government.

At this point, it would be best for the PH leaders embroiled in this qualification fiasco to come clean and apologise to the rakyat.

Surely the rakyat are prepared to give them a fair chance to prove themselves, degree or not.

After all, we gave the BN several years and look where that brought us.

Learning from these mistakes, perhaps for all future elections, those contesting should also make public their academic qualifications apart from their assets.

Transparency is the best policy and this way, the rakyat will know the truth and are able to vote accordingly.

Also, this will not give rise to similar situations in the future.

For now, it would be best for us to leave it to the discretion of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to decide on the fate of those concerned and not hurl unnecessary remarks.