The first exposé of the – hmm! – ‘alleged’ 1MDB colossal scam exploded 23 months ago.
The first time Malaysia’s prime minister himself, Najib Abdul Razak, was specifically named as a recipient of allegedly vast sums of money from 1MDB and SRC occurred 19 months ago.
The first time an actual method of covering up the allegedly dubious activities at SRC was revealed four months ago.
The largest kleptocracy case ever handled by the US Department of Justice has to do with the alleged thefts from 1MDB.
No fewer than six jurisdictions have investigated into the alleged theft of money from 1MDB and SRC and the laundering of the loot.
Three of the jurisdictions have taken legal action against some of the alleged culprits – humans and non-humans.
Some five dozen notable media channels around the world have published and telecast tens of thousands of words and images detailing the alleged theft of money from 1MDB.
In the Land of Endless Possibilities, the investigations into the alleged scams have been frustrated and then ordered to be terminated, only claimed to be in progress, and completed but no action has been taken to remedy the injury due to supposedly insufficient evidence.
In the Land of Endless Possibilities, requests for Mutual Legal Assistance into the matter have been allegedly ignored or rejected.
In the Land of Endless Possibilities, the alleged suspects seem to enjoy protection. In fact, it seems that two of those that have fled are, wonder of wonders, still being paid their salaries.
In the Land of Endless Possibilities, the authorities have offered only bare denials and badly woven fairy tales, whereas the foreign jurisdictions and whistleblowers have provided facts and figures to prove their contention.
In the Land of Endless Possibilities, the auditor-general’s report on his investigation into the 1MDB alleged scam has been locked out of the public’s curious eyes.
In the Land of Endless Possibilities, no questions on the alleged scam are allowed in Parliament.
In the Land of Endless Possibilities, a body of text containing some 5,200 words has been published by one party attempting to defend Najib. (There seems another installment coming.)
The claims contained in that body of text are so fantastical that although the truth can sometimes be stranger than fiction, the sheer ludicrousness exhibited has rendered the whole nothing more than the product of an addled brain.
In the Land of Endless Possibilities, it is plainer than daylight that three of the authorities that have the power to effect justice will not fulfill their obligations. These are the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, the police and the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
Exercise in total futility
Therefore, it is an exercise in total futility to ask any of the authorities in the Land of Endless Possibilities to explain this and that and that other one about the two alleged scams.
Therefore, it is sheer madness to ask the prime minister to explain this and that and that other one about the two alleged scams.
They will simply show you their middle fingers. Which they have been doing, actually. In case you haven’t noticed it. That, of course, is said with my tongue in my cheek.
The bitter reality is that the alleged scams will never be properly dealt with for as long as Umno is still in power. Never. That is spelled N–E–V–E–R.
The bitter reality is that Umno will still be in power post-GE14.
Umno will still be in power post-GE14 because you have a bunch of blue-arsed flies flying in all directions in the opposition. And these are supposed to be mature, well-educated, politics-savvy men and women? Hah! That was my coccyx sniggling.
Umno will still be in power post-GE14 because Ah Moi has billions to make sure it will.
What you need to remove Umno is a man (also to be read ‘woman’) who has charisma, is untainted, and commands absolute, instant obedience even without opening his mouth or moving any of his digits. Such a person should gather together the opposition and lead it.
Someone like the Mahatma.
But there is none. Ilek da. Tadak??
So, sorry, folks. All that is the bitter truth. You can continue to bellyache, but you will achieve nothing.
As for me, I am now going to tie myself up to one of Roc’s legs and take a joy ride over the thousands of acres of green and numerous long, meandering rivers in my Land of Limitless Fun.
Oh, best of everything for you for the New Year!