intoxicated by alcohol. otherwise known as being drunk. means - losing body and mind control due to high level of substance - ethanol. it leads to erratic behaviour. which is a common denominator - sekiranya anda "orang gila".
erratic behaviour = mabuk
erratic behaviour = gila
ergo - mabuk sama seperti turning "gila".
i am pretty sure you've heard about crazy people will always deny that they are crazy.or "orang gila tak akan mengaku gila". but the thing is, on the flip side, if you claimed that you are mad then it sets the case for you to be one. it is one of those lose-lose scenarios you see.
now. if you were to replace gila with mabuk - as proven earlier, "orang mabuk tak akan mengaku mabuk." kalau dia mengaku mabuk - especially to the press, then it means memanglah dia mabuk.
it does not matter whether or not you claim to be drunk or you claim not to be drunk.
in such situation, it just means you are.
tricky? yeah. i think so too.