Apparently everyone is saying something about 1MDB.
Someone even asked me about what I think about the matter and even shared some juicy tidbits he got through his network.
My policy is, unless I have clear irrefutable evidence about anything, I will not offer an opinion either way.
Since the possibility of my getting anything of substance in the form of information or data about 1MDB is practically none, it looks like I would never opine on 1MDB, so I told him "I have no opinion on the matter".
I do keep track of the matter on the side, of course - I can't help it, tracking such things has become a habit I suppose - so I am not completely unaware of the stories revolving around 1MDB and the characters associated with it.
I do admit that if what I read were true, I do find their investment decisions rather dubious.
However, one must admit that the characters involved with 1MDB tend to be the type usually associated with the classy educated liberals of the Saifuddin and KJ kind - definitely not the Umno totok or Isma types who are classified by the classy educated liberal urbanites as "low class" rural bumpkins.
So maybe my low class non-eminent brain cannot decipher the brilliance behind their decisions.
I doubt that kicking Umno out and voting Pakatan in would make GLCs investment more transparent, and based on how Pakatan-controlled states run their GLCs, I feel the situation will probably be worse.
Reading this article at dissidentvoice.org caused me to be resigned to the fact that regardless of who is in power, the elites will continue to accumulate greater wealth, while the middle to low income households continue to struggle to make ends meet, and the upper middle income liberal leftists continue to shout stridently for UBAH to their various versions of utopia, while the "eminent" Malays will continue to live their lives in the comfort of their pensioned cocoon reliving past glories and imagined goodwill.
On the global scale, we are just as much a subject of foreign manipulation as everyone else, and that won't change any time soon.