When a debate takes the cake

Former prime minister Najib Razak’s comments about cake have ignited a social media storm, particularly against the backdrop of the ever-widening income gap between wealthy and impoverished Malays. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 16, 2022.

Commentary by Mustafa K. Anuar

SUDDENLY cake has become an overnight sensation – as if competing with the ever infectious corruption – since former prime minister Najib Razak used it as a metaphor for the national economy at the recent “silent debate” between him and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

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