“From 1978 all the way up to 2008, for 30 years, my objective was to oppose Umno. And I opposed Umno over those 30 years because I hated corruption. And I, of all people, should know because during that time I was a businessman and I had to personally indulge in corruption to get ahead. So who better to talk about corruption than someone who had to survive and succeed in corruption?
I was just like all you wankers and losers. I hated corruption but I still got involved in it because I had no choice and only by getting involved in corruption could I get ahead. Corruption was necessary. You need to condone it if you want to meet your objectives and achieve what you aspire — success” – RPK on his principles.
I guess it really depends on what you measure success to be.
If having lots and lots of money is what success is, then I am a total failure.
But I take comfort in that I can look my kids in the eye and say, “What little we have is from hard, honest work”.
Today, I know that I never really knew you.