Citizens pay price of elite corruption


Chan Yit Fei

It remains to be seen whether former prime minister Najib Razak’s 12-year jail sentence sets us on the right path in the fight against graft or is merely a fluke made possible by political upheavals. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, August 10, 2020.

IT seems like there is change in Malaysia, at least for the moment.

When Najib Razak was found guilty by the Kuala Lumpur High Court on July 28 of all seven charges – abuse of power, breach of trust and money-laundering – in his RM42 million SRC International Sdn Bhd trial, it certainly rejuvenated hope among Malaysians longing for justice. After all, the entire country has paid a heavy price for the corruption in the massive 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal, and will continue to do so for years to come.


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