No wonder our country's finance is in such dire straits. The latest accusation by former Bank Negara assistant governor, Abdul Murad Khalid if true, proves only one thing - that the ruling government has been plundering our nation's coffers.
If his accusation is true then it can be concluded that previous finance ministers and present finance minister are also capable of the same criminal act.
The system of checks and balances is so weak and feeble that each and every one of our finance ministers must have accumulated untold wealth.
So why point fingers at only one finance minister? Daim Zainuddin retired a billionaire. Mahathir made his family one of the wealthiest in Malaysia, if not Asia.
His son, Mokhzani, was even reported to be one of the top 10 wealthiest individuals in Malaysia.
Lately, Mokhzani's San Miguel brewery company bought over Esso Malaysia.
Abdullah Badawi's one term prime ministership saw his wealth accumulation increase manifold as seen by the revelations of his assets in Western Australia.
What about the present finance minister, Najib Abdul Razak? His involvement with the Scorpene submarine and the exorbitant commissions paid to his close associate, Razak Baginda, is already common knowledge.
So what brought out the assistant governor from the woodwork after being dormant for almost two decades?
If Abdul Murad is serious about his allegations against Anwar, then he should also reveal the transgressions of Daim and Mahathir.
To single out Anwar as the only one guilty is too farfetched and unbelievable.
And if indeed the allegations border on the truth, then it only portrays a grim picture of how our country's finances have been managed by the ruling government for the last 54 years.