With the Federal Court’s decision today to uphold the High Court guilty verdict after a four-year emotional roller coaster, some ghosts have been finally laid to rest.
As I write this, immediately after the verdict was announced, a light shower is falling where I am in Penang, as if cleansing the nation.
Across the nation, sighs of relief and vindication. Many can scarcely believe that Najib Razak, the smooth-talking scion of the Razak family, immaculately dressed in an Armani suit, is now heading to prison.
The first former Malaysian PM to go behind bars. Who would have believed it? As someone said, it is our South Korean moment.
Ghosts from the past
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there are ‘ghosts’ of Malaysia Past that have haunted the nation.
For a while, the renowned cartoonist Zunar would draw sketches of the spirit of the slain Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu hovering in the skies above Putrajaya. Full article on Aliran website