An agreeable cabinet that cost us billions

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COMMENT | The evidence adduced in three high-profile trials over the past three months make interesting reading. The verbal exchanges and documents have given insights into the many facets of political and family lives.

Malaysians have learnt how to placate an angry wife, maintain a fleet of the family’s luxury cars and big bikes; having three wives would mean one would not abscond; bribes in the form of political donations, and money paid quid pro quo for approvals.

More importantly, the course of events that have come to light is a microcosm for how the government was previously run under the BN regime.

“What you don’t know doesn’t hurt” is a common expression, but if May 9 did not happen, no one would have known and no one would have been hurt. Now that the can of worms has been opened (read: a vessel full of maggots), we re-visit the events and size up the misery and hurt that it has caused and continues to cause us...

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