Malaysiakini Opinion

Gag order? Read between the lines

R Nadeswaran  |  Published:  |  Modified:

SATIRE | Brudder Jho, the last time I wrote to you, I addressed you as fei chai – not the kindest of words for someone who ought to be honoured in our country.

Many hold you in high esteem because you single-handedly helped to bring about the change of government in early May.

While some people were cutting out pictures of the leader from posters and billboards, your photos, videos and other visual effects were going viral on WhatsApp, email and Facebook.

The very mention of your name in ceramah and meetings brought about thunderous applause. You were depicted as a magician who could make money, yachts and other valuables disappear with a sleight of the hand.

But coming to the point, ‘he whose name cannot be mentioned’ is in trouble – very serious and deep trouble. I am not kidding, but he is looking at a long spell in the slammer.

What is worse that he is broke – no more money. I have no clue as to where the RM2.6 billion went. Now, his supporters are raising funds à la The People’s Live Telecast Fund.

Peasants are dropping coins and one-ringgit notes, but those who benefited in millions are not touching him with a ten-foot pole. What a reversal of fortunes!

The funds are to mount a legal defence. You would have thought that his lawyer friends would do it free of charge...

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