MACC has brought a corruption charge against an exMB. This MB stays in a house which is as big as a palace and is rumoured to be worth tens of millions.
I do not wish to go into the case since this is subjudice as the case will be tried in open court.
This is the second big one after a Tun was charged.
But what is important is not just to bring them to court. What is important is that MACC must be able to get conviction in both these cases, and in cases that are to come.
It is important to nail big fishes so that the ikan billis can be warned. There is a Chinese saying that in order to warn the monkey we must kill the chicken. But the reverse is also true. We must kill the monkey in order to warn the chickens as well as other monkeys..
For the sake of future generations, I really hope that this case can bring a conviction and the palace-like house be confiscated if convicted.
Conviction is important because MACC’s credibility is at stake. If none of these cases can result in conviction, and all these big fishes are released back into the ocean, then a strong message will be sent to the chickens as well as the monkeys that it would be OK to be corrupted.
Let us just wait and see!!