When graft casts a shadow over National Day


The nation’s 65th anniversary on August 31 bears witness to the wealth of an independent country plundered by its homegrown elite. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 2, 2022.

Commentary by Mustafa K Anuar

IT is a bizarre irony that the 65th anniversary of Malayan independence was celebrated recently while, for the first time in the country’s history, a former prime minister has his personal freedom confined to the Kajang prison after he was convicted of corruption.


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