I have been blasted by never ending stream of messages on my mobile since early this morning, all about the imminent cabinet reshuffle. Of all the hearsay, the most stunning was none other than possible sacking of DPM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in favor of home minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The 1MDB issue is gathering more heat now. The Edge Financial Daily and The Edge Weekly, both under The Edge Group, have had their publishing permits suspended for three months by the home ministry following their continued pursuit of the 1MDB issue.
The Wall Street Journal reported that some US$700 million went into the personal bank account of PM Najib. To turn the tide around, Najib initiated its propaganda machine, calling the 1MDB developments a "political conspiracy to topple an elected prime minister."
Everyone adores heroes, but talking about heroes, it seems that each and everyone of us has our own interpretations, and not every hero is like the Spiderman or Superman who will win the favor of majority of people in this world.
Developments trailing the weekend fracas at Low Yat Plaza show that interracial relationship is getting increasingly frail in Malaysia. A simple theft incident that had nothing to do with race could be blown out of proportion by irresponsible quarters into a race-motivated riot.
Looking back at the country's history--indeed we don't even need to go too far back, just less than 20 years ago--a similar political turmoil broke out in this country, a much larger one than what we see today.