Najib trying to out-Robin Hood Robin Hood except that the Robin Hood tale did not end up with betrayal of his merrymen like the RM3.5 million “heist” at PMD by Najib’s 17 security personnel
An air of unreality appears to have entered Malaysian politics, when the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, appears to strike a new posture to out-Robin Hood Robin Hood.
Robin Hood is the legendary heroic outlaw depicted in English folklore who robs the rich to give to the poor, but I have yet to come across any folklore where Robin Hood or his equivalent in any country had lost moral moorings to the extent of being guilty such a monstrous corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power offences like the 1MDB scandal to the extent that his whole country is tarred and stained as to become a global kleptocracy.
I have also not come across of any folklore which ended up with Robin Hood or his equivalent in any other country being betrayed by his “merrymen” like the RM3.5 million “heist” at the Prime Minister’s Department on the night of the 14th General Election on May 9, 2018 when his 17 security personnel learnt that the Barisan Nasional was about to lose power.
Najib’s latest ambivalent answers on the 1MDB mastermind, Jho Low and the Equanimity luxury super yacht at present berthed off Port Klang have only added to the air of unreality in the present political discourse in the country.