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Deepak lights up the periphery of darkness

COMMENT The web of entanglement spun by disclosures over the past week by businessman Deepak Jaikishan threatens to suck a senior lawyer and his son, also a lawyer, into its vortex.

Though the disclosures are just as menacing to the career of Umno president and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, he inhabits a deep no-affect belt on which the police, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the attorney-general are loath to encroach.

Their inhibitions vis-à-vis the PM afford him a kind of immunity which he can enjoy while it lasts...