Is it wrong to expose wrongdoings?

Is it wrong to expose a leader suspected of indulging in an illicit or illegal activity and hope for an investigation to find out the truth? I thought this is what new Malaysia is all about – we should all be allowed to expose the wrongdoings of our leaders regardless of who they are.

So, why are we focusing on money spent to record the evidence of an alleged wrongdoing? Why are we arresting and investigating those who were allegedly involved in recording the evidence? If the evidence is authentic and true, which is more important – the recording per se or second guessing the motive behind the recording?

Suppose I have a tape recording of a leader accepting a bribe, is the police department going to help me to determine the truth or will the police arrest and charge me for trying to cause havoc? Unless the tape is a fake, I deserve support, not prosecution.

Of course, the most important thing is the authenticity of the evidence. If a video is authentic, all we need to do is to identify unequivocally those in the video. I am sure there are means to find out. One way or the other, we must clear this.

We mustn’t take sides; we must decide what is good for this country by finding out the truth. Only the truth will set us free.

TK Chua is a reader of FMT.

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