Excerpt from Malaysiakini:
"In the early Christian world, the seven deadly vices or seven cardinal sins were used to teach the failings of man and his tendency to sin. The seven deadly sins are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride.
Lust may not necessarily be sexual, but could be an uncontrollable desire for power and money.
Gluttony may not be only over-indulgence, but could be a selfish desire to want more than one’s entitlement.
Greed or avarice, is the desire for more material possessions and power, as well as forcing others to bend to your will.
Sloth, is doing nothing or failing to act.
Wrath is the feeling of hatred, which can lead to vindictiveness and the desire to cause hurt and pain.
Envy is begrudging someone else’s good fortunes or traits, but is also characterised by having an uncontrollable desire to possess them.
Pride is considered to be the worst deadly sin; it has the most harmful effect (on others) because of the person’s insatiable desire to outdo others, his failure to appreciate and recognise other people’s efforts.
Ask any Malaysian which party is best characterised by the seven deadly sins, and the answer will probably be Umno. It is ironical that in his attempt to paint a picture of a ‘sinful’ opposition, it is Umno, Najib and the former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad (right) which are commonly associated with the seven deadly sins. .."
"It was alleged that soon after Najib listed the “seven sins of the opposition”, the venue was hit by a freak storm which ripped tents and scattered tables, chairs, fans and computer equipment. The scene of devastation would not have made good promotional material for Umno. Could this have been divine intervention, or a freak weather system?"
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