1: a person experienced in the art or science of government; especially : one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government
2 a: a person engaged in party politics as a profession b: a person primarily interested in political office for selfish or other narrow usually short-sighted reasons
I qualify not based on the above. In the same vein, neither do many Malaysians who are not satisfied in the state-of-affairs in Malaysia.
Not thoroughly satisfied with the definition, I searched the word 'politics' from the same site and found 5 major entries, of which 2 list here:
4: the political opinions or sympathies of a person
5 a: the total complex of relations between people living in society
b: relations or conduct in a particular area of experience especially as seen or dealt with from a political point of view
Here, it can be arguably suggested that any person who opines in matters relating to the society he lives in (hablum minan nas), may be construed as a politician. In this sense then, yes, we are all politicians. From the kedai kopi talks on the streets, to the ala kedai kopi blogging community, we are all politicians, for we touch on topics that concerns the society. And the latest tragedy to strike our beloved nation, is the kidnapping of family members of a PDRM officer. Sadly, or rather ironically, this kidnapping was done by a sister organisation of PDRM - the BPR, which leaves me with no words to say. You can read more on this at Zorro and Malaysia Today.
Reflecting back on one of the definitions for the word 'politician': a person primarily interested in political office for selfish or other narrow usually short-sighted reasons; I believe the people involved in this are none other than the Umno led BN. Otherwise, the BPR would not dare to stoop so low.
A political writer I may never be. But by the same token then, a politician too too, I will never be, insyAllah.