Over dinner just now, Emak tells me of an old story in reference to the current scenario now. It is an old story told over generations, and was told to Emak by her mother many decades ago.
Once, there were 2 individuals by the name of Haji Bebal and Abu Dajjal. These 2 grew up and lived in the same village somewhere in the mideast. As the story goes, both men are not well off to do. And as the names suggest, one was not too bright a fellow, while the other is certainly not a saint.
One day, while AD was playing in the desert, he noticed HB walking alone and decided to follow him from a distance. After a short while, AD observed HB digging a hole and later, crouching beside it. After HB had gone off, AD approached the spot where HB dug the hole and saw HB had scrawled something on the sands which read "There is no money hidden here - HB."
AD, keeping to his namesake, dug the hole and took all the money. He then covered the hole and then scrawled "I did not take the money - AD".
Since HB's note mentioned that there was no money there, and AD admitting not taking any, the case was rejected when brought to the courts.
Emak told this story in referrence to a change of portfolio by some people of late. I guess, one does not have wonder far to guess who.
ps. Got a text from Elviza:
Solidarity vigil in front of Commercial Crime at 8.30pm, 18 September 2008.