OPINION

Fighting graft and corruption

This newspaper has for years argued for the need to purge the political system of graft and corruption, and to punish those who are responsible for the big scandals that have shaken the country.

Frustration at the delay, and in some cases foot-dragging, of the judiciary in tackling major cases is justifiable.

On the other hand, every principled person will agree that no good can possibly come from the public attacks on politicians and other public figures.

Unfortunately, some people — many of them driven by ulterior motives — encourage society to follow intolerant methods of protest. But this path does not lead to reform; it leads to chaos and violence.

The government, the judges and the mass media must do their best to shed light on the truth about the various scandals in order to meet the public demand for justice.

At the same time, we must fight the absurdity of those who push society toward primitive and barbarian acts.