Cromwell: Yet how can this be? Because this silence betokened, nay, this silence was, not silence at all, but most eloquent denial!My lawyer friend Haris was involved in producing the People's Voice and The People's Declaration. I had taken a look into the People's Voice segment and it lists the contents of the grievances that the people is facing all encapsulated and documented into one.
Sir Thomas More: Not so. Not so, Master Secretary. The maxim is "Qui tacet consentiret": the maxim of the law is "Silence gives consent". If therefore you wish to construe what my silence betokened, you must construe that I consented, not that I denied.
A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt
The urban people had enough of bullshit and lies as well as the many merry mistakes that were overlooked, or deliberately ignored by 'Emperor' Badawi under the pretense that it is a tactic of the opposition as what the spinsters want the public to think. I was looking at Malaysia Today or Haris's posting about Opposition Parties agreeing to the declaration and most representatives had given the seal of endorsement of the posting. A copy was also given to BN component parties as to give them a fair chance to evaluate and agree.
Sadly there was silence and no response to it.
This silence by the BN shows that:
A: Cromwell's statement that silence represents BN's refusal to accept of the truth that's happening.
B: St. Thomas More's silence is consent concept means that BN is silently accepting it.
Judging from what most people say and the way BN politicians think in Malaysia, I believe that it's Cromwell's statement that is likely to surface here. Is it okay to say that they're guilty?
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