Turning grit into gold

IT’S been quite a month for Malaysian politics – drama, intrigue, backstabbing – the usual stuff of love triangles and passionate trysts. It’s nothing new really; it’s littered time and time again in the usual tropes of TV soap dramas, pulp novels, and pop ballads.

Political pundits who have one finger on the pulse of things who wax lyrical and speculate about the bigger picture have often made me ask this: does life imitate art or art imitate life when it comes to local politics and the media? Who “follows” who?