Psychologist K Vizla: The Ballot Box Binds Poor Peasants to Prosperous Politicians

MALAYSIA MEMILIH

Psychologist K Vizla: The Ballot Box Binds Poor Peasants to Prosperous Politicians

Polling day will reveal if all the efforts to win the hearts and minds of voters have borne fruit. Clinical psychologist Vizla Kumeresan tells AWANI Review’s Zakiah Koya how the prosperity gulf is no barrier between voters and aspiring politicians.

On the last leg of the campaigning period of the 14th General Elections, the internet is swamped with videos showing the antics of supporters of different political parties championing the cause of their revered politicians some; to the point of religious veneration. There are those who don and wrap themselves with party flags, some go to the extent beseeching divine providence seeking victory for their candidates. Yet there are others who go so far as to bathe their candidates' giant posters with milk as if they were indeed God. While maddening support...

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