The nation's media space and airwaves are saturated with news and views about the dubious treatment of Chinese nationals in Malaysia these days. This unfortunate business about strip-searching a Chinese woman - who was also subject to ear-squatting - has pushed public attention to a frenzied pitch.
Frankly, I cannot recall another issue that has generated as much public interest as this one in a very long time. Under the previous prime minister, the matter would not have been let loose to this extent.
The events unfolded amidst a gathering torrent of news about the Chinese in the press.