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Wang Kelian - it's as bad as you suspect

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"The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our selves, our families, our friends and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity."

- Frank Serpico

COMMENT | Lost in the news cycle of the ongoing Najib Abdul Razak corruption trial is the heart of darkness which is the Wang Kelian Royal Commission of Inquiry. To be honest I have no idea how this RCI will turn out or if like previous RCIs, it causes only a minor stir and then it's back to business as usual.

Police corruption is not something that exists in a vacuum. It is an eco-system of political, criminal and commercial enterprises which sustains a black economy which contributes to the development of the country. That is the harsh reality - or maybe just the justification for people looking elsewhere to deposit their moral outrage.

So far, the RCI has concerned itself with the banalities of the case. How it began and the tradecraft, or lack thereof, of the state security apparatus. When police inspector Mohd Mossadique Azni did not have answers to fairly straightforward questions...

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