Reflections on Bukit Mertajam, and Political Lessons for Malaysia

By Steven Sim

February 2018 ODDLY ENOUGH
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Chan Kit Yeng
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The story of the valiant Sisyphus is one of my favourites in Greek mythology. He cheated gods and death, and thus angered Zeus himself. Because of this, Sisyphus was punished by Zeus to roll a boulder up a hill only to have it roll down again, and he has to keep doing this for eternity.The fate of Sisyphus has come to symbolise the absurdity and meaninglessness of life, in particular through the work of French thinker Albert Camus.In a strange...

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Steven Sim

is the MP for Bukit Mertajam and Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports.