Tomyam and theocracy: “Nik Aziz has never seemed to be a mere politician, but the embodiment of a certain hope, a certain dignity.
The quote above from Amir Muhammad’s piece in the Malay Mail last Wednesday is certainly interesting; as with the article as a whole.
Well, anything written by Amir, who is my most favourite local writer, is bound to be that. Now this is someone oozing with so much writing talent… as with people like Elviza Michele Kamal, Mat Bangkai, Kak Teh, Puteri Kamaliah and a few local blessed others.
Anyway, let’s see Amir’s last piece in his “Pulp Friction” column in Malay Mail. He was in Kelantan recently, and among other things, he had bought a book that featured Nik Aziz… plus attended the Tok Guru’s Friday teachings at the Kelantan PAS at Jalan Dato’ Pati in the centre of Kota Bharu.
Now this is something that I’ve seen quite often(which Amir Muhammad later discovered) – of entrepreneurs using/exploiting the reverence that people have for Nik Aziz to make a few ringgit.
The fact is, the book above wasn’t written by Nik Aziz. However, the publisher obviously wants the reader to have the impression that “this book has a lot of input from Nik Aziz” (it doesn’t). Isn't this… dishonesty?