By Phlip Rodrigues
Dear Nooryana Najwa
When your father Najib Razak went to jail, he entered Kajang Prison as a common criminal and not as a courageous freedom fighter.
But you still do not want to accept your father’s humiliating fall from power.
You continue to tug at the heartstrings of Malaysians with your sad portrayal of your mother Rosmah Mansor in great distress because your daddy is no more by her side.
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You paint a picture of a woman who appears to be lost as she wanders aimlessly in the empty house looking for solace because she misses dearly the “voice, laughter and cheerfulness” of her imprisoned husband.
But do you think you will melt our hearts with your inside story of a mother who cries into her pillow every night over her fallen darling and mourns her own miserable condition?
No, the people are not moved by the plight of your parents.
No, the people are not buying your heart-rending depiction of a home gone dark and lonely where once it was full of joy and sunshine – fuelled no doubt by an abundance of money.
No, your story cannot win you an army of sympathisers for your papa and mama.
Every time you pen your thoughts about your father and mother, you only annoy us more. In fact, you make us all angry over your stubborn refusal to recognise that the world has crumbled around your family.
To make your sob story more touching, you tell us how your poor mother is trying to figure out how to answer her grandson whenever he asks forlornly, “Where is Grandpa?”
How on earth is she going to explain his grandpa’s long absence from home?
She cannot tell the little boy his grandpa is very busy when Najib is now jobless.
She cannot spin a tall tale about his grandpa fighting some bad guys to right an injustice.
And she certainly will not tell the truth about a crime that his grandfather had committed for which he was justly punished.
Your mother herself will be at her wit’s end to find a way to explain her own corruption case to the little boy.
But your mother need not worry too much about what to tell her grandson.
When he grows up, he will come to know all about the terrible deeds his grandparents perpetrated which brought so much shame and infamy to the country.
Nooryana Najwa, you yourself need not be demented with worry about the state of your mother’s health. Soon, your mummy might be reunited with your daddy if all her appeals against her conviction for bribery evaporate into thin air.
If that happens, then once again laughter might fill the air as Rosmah could get to hear the cheerful voice of Najib – but this time behind prison walls.
Phlip Rodrigues is a former journalist