The news of the Bersatu Chief, Wan Saiful being charged in court for graft has garnered local attention and some were angered due to him not being cuffed. His bribery charges are quite steep and netizens are upset at the fact that he was not cuffed when brought in to MACC for questioning.
Anger over Wan Saiful’s no cuffs
Netizens then stated that for normal citizens, if you were caught for bribery even with a small amount, you’d get cuffed and would need to bow your head down. However, for the ultra rich in Malaysia, it’s free reign for them.
Others stated that the reasoning this is not done due to him not being a flight risk. This is due to the fact that he is an elected politician. But back in the day, figures like Rafizi and Nik Nazmi were handcuffed and surrounded by the police for much smaller accusations.
Outraged netizens voiced their discontent, insisting that Wan Saiful should have been made to wear the standard orange jumpsuit. They raised questions about the persistence of double standards, especially given that Malaysia’s current Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim, is no exception to the law.
The incident highlights the country’s ongoing struggle with issues of selective privilege, exposing the work that still needs to be done towards achieving true equality and fairness for all.
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