There is this video of the launching of a restaurant that has gone viral.
The outpouring of social media sentiment, furiously shared, is understandable.
When business concerns see no wrong in inviting a disgraced former prime minister to grace their outlet’s official opening, it raises serious concerns.
How could the business owners disregard the fact that the court had charged and convicted Najib Razak and slapped a heavy fine and jail term on him? (He is now out on bail, pending appeal.)
A convicted felon appealing his case does not negate the court ruling. Najib’s is no more a case of ‘innocent until proven guilty’.
This ‘VIP’, who was glorified and celebrated at the official opening, is guilty as charged, and he is now fighting an appeal to reverse that court judgment. He is a convicted felon out on bail, pending an appeal. No more, no less.
This trend of publicly and unashamedly adoring and celebrating a convicted person goes against all moral codes of human conduct and even religious teachings.
Day by day we see the rot taking root deeper in our society.
This must stop, as the danger inflicted on the social framework of Malaysia by people like him could destroy the nation.
In the first place, Najib himself should have had the grace to turn down the invitation to such an event until his appeal is resolved at the Palace of Justice.