Read the Malay Mail report.Syabas MACC. Don't stop with Dr Ling.The people of Malaysia will support you. A new dawn in the fight against corruption.That was my last tweet this afternoon on the biggest story so far this year - Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik, former MCA president and Transport Minister, the most decorated Chinese politician in Malaysia, charged in court for misleading Cabinet on the Port Klang Free Trade Zone project. My first tweet, at 1.16 pm, had read:
Tun Ling Liong Sik was supposed to be charged today re PKFZ scandal.Shock and awe. Twitterjaya was full of disbelief after this tweet and about a dozen others that followed (thanks to Marhalim of The Malay Mail, who was updating me via Blackberry from Putrajaya court). When the AG himself read out the charge sheet against Dr Ling, there were two kinds of reactions. The first was excitement, pride. The people want to support the government's fight against corruption, but they wanted a "Big Fish" to be nailed. They wanted the MACC to forge ahead. The second reaction was aimed at downplaying the achievement, rubbishing it even. These people have been demanding the arrest of a "Big Fish", too, but I suppose they never thought that the MACC would actually, could actually, do it.
Now they know.