The first rule about lying

zaid_ibrahim.jpgI’ve told my share of lies in my life. I think we all have. As an person who has experience lying, i’ve found that the best lies are the ones that:

  1. cannot be validated either way
  2. can be validated, but not without great effort
  3. comprised of 85% truth, 15% untruth

If you can’t tell a lie that doesn’t fit into one of these three categories, then it’s better not to lie at all; the risk of being found out is just too high.

Those that insist on lying despite failing the quality test above, will normally fall into either of the two following categories:

  1. desperation — lying is the last resort
  2. foolish — does not know that the lie is, in fact, a lie

I wonder which category does Zaid Ibrahim fall into when he says that PR politicians lack political maturity in Parliament?

Maybe he was referring to some, and not all. PR is just another political party; there will be bad apples amongst the good. If that’s the case, then the manner in which he carpet bombed the whole party is a bit of an overkill. 

It was so easy for him to found out, and found out he was when Kota Raja MP Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud and Taiping MP Nga Kor Ming offered very reasonable and believable responses.

“I am surprised at his statement which is untrue. On many bills and especially with regard to family law, we always discuss and get briefings from specialist NGOs, who go through with us so that the rights of all stakeholders are considered and taken care of. Then only, we can decide whether to support or not,” Kota Raja MP Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud told Malaysia Chronicle. 

The message he is presenting is correct, but i think he needs to give his peers a bit more credit than that. In any case, if this was a truly mature political environment, Zaid Ibrahim would apologize for his error. Let’s see if he does.

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2 thoughts on “The first rule about lying

  1. If Zaid had said Azmin lacks politicle maturity in parliament, it is true. Some of his opinions in his bog appear rathe imature.
    But then again Zaid could be true from the legal aspect. who can be more matured than himself in Law,which is the real issue in paliament.
    I give my thumbs up to Zaid.

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  2. If Zaid had said Azmin lacks politicle maturity in parliament, it is true. Some of his opinions in his bog appear rathe imature.
    But then again Zaid could be true from the legal aspect. who can be more matured than himself in Law,which is the real issue in paliament.
    I give my thumbs up to Zaid.

    Like

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