The verdict that will move the needle

There are two forms of guilt. One in the court of law. The other in the court of public opinion. Granted the guilty verdict of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, over his SRC case, in the Federal Court, the highest judiciary in Malaysia, what has been proven in two prior convictions between 2020-2021, has finally come to a close. Najib has been trying to defer his conviction since the day he lost the reins of office as the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia on May 9, 2018. Justice has finally been served.

That being said, "Desire, desires, desires." Najib longs to return to power and to liberate himself from the 12-year sentence and fine of RM210mil, while facing four other court cases still pending against him, not counting his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who would be facing the music next month. In the fight to end corruption, a crime that can bring down an entire country, not unlike what was witnessed in Sri Lanka, the court of public opinion must know that those who are found guilty of dabbling in corruption, will undoubtedly spend the remains of their ill-gotten wealth, to the tune of billions of US dollars, that have been sequestered away from the public eye, to conduct a sustained campaign of stealth and public relations exercise to maintain their innocence.

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