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Condemn Frater for barefaced lie

Published:Friday | October 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The despicable behaviour by Michael Frater in lying to the organisers of the Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence is only surpassed by the shocking silence on the issue by so many of his countrymen.

When the ramifications of Mr Frater's behaviour are examined, one is left speechless as to why the media are not overflowing with the strongest castigation of the athlete.

The minimal condemnation for Mr Frater's lying, however, seems consistent with the emerging tendency by far too many of our people to lie without being able to be embarrassed about it.

In the same manner that we as a nation have failed to guard against the erosion of the values we once held as critical to defining our civilisation and humanity, we seem oblivious to the danger to an enlightened and progressive society.

Decent persons would be forgiven for thinking that when liars are spewing out their venom, they would try and be as inaudible as they can. Instead, they carry out the exercise with trumpet blast and a look of great satisfaction.

Truth and truthful speaking are inescapable pillars of any society that envisions longevity and prosperity. Let us stop the lying, and start speaking the truth to one another.