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Kuok saga just latest in long history of distractions

Stephen Ng  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT | Malaysian politics has always been a game of distraction. Every action seems geared to distract people from major issues, such as the unending revelations in the 1MDB scandal and the escalating cost of living taking its toll on most of us.

When Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the president of Umno, he too had pointed a finger at business magnate George Soros for creating the Asian financial crisis.

Analysts long predicted that it was coming; most of us who had lived long enough by then knew what had caused the bubble to eventually burst. But Soros came into the limelight as the main culprit behind the financial crunch.

It is not surprising that now even Robert Kuok is dragged into the miry clay when someone wants to leverage on his success as the country’s richest man.

Let’s put the record straight. Firstly, even if Kuok intended to fund the DAP, or even the Mickey Mouse Party to replace the BN, it is his prerogative how he uses his own money.

He can do it openly or he can do it discreetly. It is nobody’s business. Not incumbents who he is believed to be trying to unseat, if any, and certainly not a blogger like Raja Petra Kamaruddin....

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