To Walski, it scores 55 on the Richter scale. Not only because the SD implicates Deputy PM Najib Abdul Razak, but because of the other shit that's also implied.
(the jigsaw pieces start to fall into place, and more, in the full post)
Here's Walski's take on the whole thing, looking at a slightly bigger picture.
Remember the police report filed by Anwar Ibrahim, alleging that current Inspector General of Police (IGP) Musa Hassan, and Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail had fabricated evidence during Anwar's trial 10 years ago (via Malaysiakini, subscription required)?
Well, guess what? The same two individuals are implicated in the latest SD by P. Balasubramaniam. Evidence fabrication seems to be almost like a cottage industry these days, eh?
And taking all this into perspective, doesn't the fact that Gani Patail ordered the ACA to close the case on Musa Hassan, just about a year ago, seem kinda fishy?
If the nation's top cop, and top attorney, resort to such illegal measures, who the fuck can you trust anymore? Don't know about you, but that's a pretty scary thought to Walski. And for what? To protect certain individuals within the ruling Barisan Nasional.
Furthermore, reports surfaced yesterday that some Sabah and Sarawak BN MPs suspect that the Special Branch - you know, police disguised as shrubbery - are watching their every move. The police, Walski thought, were part of the Government machinery, and therefore non-partisan. In theory, anyway.
So, the question we should ask is, if the SD and all other allegations are true, why are the police at BN's beck and call?
Here's another scary thing: what was one of the first public statements made by the IGP after the Anwar sodomy allegations, and subsequently Anwar's police report? That he (the IGP) is considering bringing in the military to help with keeping the peace. That, my friends, is a few cereal flakes short of martial law. Scary shit, if you ask Walski.
These charges of collusion between the police, the AG's office, and high-ranking politicians boils down to one simple thing - that corruption of the highest magnitude is alive and well. And justice? Just another 7-letter word that means diddley squat.
In any case, it will be interesting to see how Najib squirms his way out of this one. So, too, the IGP and AG.
They say that what goes around, comes around... in which case, Lady Justice looks like she's coming back around the mountain, double-barrel shot-guns blazing...
And some smartass chess players would probably also be screaming bloody checkmate, right about now.
Walski's ground-shaking explanatory footnote: The Richter Scale is, of course, how ground tremor measurements are expressed. 55 on the Richter Scale would mean certain doom for the entire planet, incidentally. But there are 55 points in P. Balasubramaniam's SD - which as we know by now, is something equally ground-shaking...