COMMENT | On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, former premier Najib Razak made much of the nation happy.
From 4pm, my phone had to cope with an endless delirious stream of emojis – rows of clapping hands, profuse scattering of colourful confetti, champagne corks popping, grinning, laughing, tongue-sticking-out faces.
A couple of hours later, there were vids of news channels, and links to international and local news reports and comments.
A few, scarred victims of fake news, restrained their explosion of joy till they checked with me: true or not?
My affirmative reply released them to contribute to the blizzard of emojis.
I laughed at one plaintive response: at last!
It may be the end of a suspenseful wait, but it’s just the start of a long wait for judgment. The trial starts early next year.
That’s only one small skeleton, the first, from Najib’s closet that will be examined. Surely, he will be answerable for more than RM42 million.
When more skeletons are dug out and ready for legal forensics, I foresee Najib having so many days in court, he could still be a defendant and an appellant when GE15 comes round.
Having him still in the dock at that time would be a good reminder to the electorate why they voted to end the rule of Umno and its token...