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The hype, the type and the kite that is LSS

Rais Hussin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT | If LSS aka Lim Sian See does not exist - he doesn’t - the administration of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak would have to invent it. So, they did. Till now, we don’t know whether LSS is a he or she or in-between.

If LSS cannot gain a following - he/she can’t - they would have to pile it on. And so they did.

And, the rest as they say, is hype and sheer deceit.

The goal? Not so much to defend the indefensible, but to keep people glued to it.

Take the allegation that all debts and issues afflicting 1MDB have been cleared.

If they had been removed, why didn’t the South China Morning Post (SCMP) in Hong Kong, which carry every article on Jack Ma with the line “SCMP is owned by Ali Baba”, too remove the sordid details of 1MDB from its website?

Wouldn’t that be the gesture of a true friend? Yet, surf to SCMP at any given time, there is a special feature on 1MDB.

No other newspaper in the world has had the need to do that. But SCMP, which is indeed owned by Jack Ma, no less the digital economic adviser of Malaysia, whose advisory role is ostensibly done without pay, kept the 1MDB issue embedded in the masthead.

Then, as if unaware of the Freudian slip, LSS blurted out “which business does not operate on debt?” Exactly. 1MDB runs and operates on sheer debt. The numbers are so grotesque that any repetition here would be simply obscene.

LSS is invented to ask decent Malaysians of all ages to, well, “go fly kites”. SCMP of Jack Ma hasn’t received the memorandum obviously...

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