See, I told you so.
The Malay Rulers' edict is not really changing anything.
AGC confirms binned two Bank Negara requests for action in 1MDB case
Well, at least that was fast, just like what the Rulers wanted.
Life goes on, okay.
But somehow, I don't think I will be having that tea with my friends anytime soon.
I think you all know why.
Never mind then.
The call by Malay Rulers for 1MDB issue to be quickly settled was greeted with cheers by the Umno rebels.
There have been quite a number of blog postings by them which praised the Rulers' "titah" (edict).
Nonetheless, I sensed that the rebels were not actually convinced such an edict will change anything.
Their cheers sounded muted to me.
I guess the rebels knew that the Rulers, even if they had meant the edict to be a rebuke of PM DS Najib Razak, could not force the prime minister to quit his office.
After all, the edict sounded too general to me.
Jebat Must Die was even funny in his latest posting,
Adakah Titah Raja Raja Melayu akan diabaikan oleh rejim UMNO?
Walaupun begitu, kami sebagai rakyat merasa agak khuatir ketika kenyataan Raja Raja tersebut dikeluarkan. Ialah manalah tahu, barang kemungkinan mereka semua akan dipecat dari singgahsana oleh rejim yang sedia ada sekarang. Mungkin ada juga ahli majlis raja raja yang akan dipindahkan ke Jabatan Perdana Menteri, atau dijadikan timbalan menteri! :p
That's hilarious, Jebat.
Reading through his posting, I think Jebat was quite pessimistic about the whole thing. He doesn't even seems to believe that there is any investigation into the 1MDB issue anymore.
Meanwhile, there were very few response from the pro-Najib side.
Among the few who commented was Voicey, who in his latest posting,
It's still propaganda and potshot to me
asked several questions related to the Rulers' edict.
How to speed up?
Surely Najib cannot be brought to court and DPP argue that he be judged as guilty for swindeling RM2.6 billion based on allegation that he halted investigation.
It is quite fair to ask for investigation to resume than judging Najib as guilty. Now why are the Rulers' so concerned with 1MDB?
Why not BMF, Maminco, ECM Libra-Avenue, PKFZ, and various financial scandal in the past with implication on the economy and international reputation? Why not many other long standing investigation that smells of cover-up?
Why no statement on the Tun Salleh Abas sacking which had implication on the institution of justice and fellow rulers knew the istana renovation allegation against Salleh was a fix-up?
Why protector of the Bumiputera right made no statement on 25 kampong demolished in Penang, Bumiputera's diminishing educational, employment and economic opportunities, palace abuse for business interest, etc?
Why no statement on the insults on Islam and infringement of Islamic interest?
Why no concern on issues of sovereignty, subversive DAP-instigated racial unrest and ISIS and syiah cells jeopardising nation's securities?
Still could not fathom why Rulers' inconsistency to produce that statement. Already there is speculation at large that Ruler's Council meeting Chairman, Raja Perlis has an ex-to-grind with Najib.
There is also speculation Rulers are jealous of one brother Ruler for getting his way for a certain local content on Federal contracts dished out in their state.
The final question and related to the accusation of invisible hands behind the scene.
Was the Rulers briefed and given a fair view of the 1MDB issue?
I find Voicey's questions to be interesting.
But honestly, I don't have the answers.
The only thing I can think of was that the Rulers were particularly concerned about 1MDB because the issue had further divided the people.
Well, for me it doesn't really matter what were the Rulers' motives.
I just wish for the 1MDB mess to be settled as soon as possible so that we can move on to other matters which I think needed to be addressed for the good of the country.
If things could be better for the country, then it doesn't even matter to me whether Najib stays or goes off.
At least, that's my personal opinion.
I just wish for things to get back to normal.
If the 1MDB issue could be settled and put aside, then I think it will be good for us all.
I miss my tea drinking session with my friends who are now divided into opposing camps because of the issue.