The average Malaysian Jane or Joe knows that corruption is endemic in the corridors of power.
And who walks in these hallowed grounds?
Not you or I.
The guys who walk these places are the Barisan fellows. And, of course, Umno is their taiko (big brother)
The average Malaysian Jane or Joe may not understand the methodology Global Financial Integrity (FGI) used in their finding that Malaysia stood as the country with the world's second largest illicit outflow of funds in 2010, at some 200 billion ringgit.
The estimated total illicit outflow of capital for 10 years is about a trillion - by no means a trifling sum for a small country like ours.
They might not quite grasp what is trade over pricing, but they have eyes to see and ears to hear.
And what they see and hear makes them ask what cows have to do with condos. Or submarines to do with C4 and Mongolian beauty.
Or what the whole thing had to do with SDs (statutory declarations) or carpet merchant.
Or why two guys would eliminate a Mongolian beauty, whom they had no relation with, nor knew, without reason or rhyme, or even a motive .
They are wondering why Najib has kept a deafening silence despite all the allegations and innuendos.
And why after Deepak's revelations and a court case, effectively the government is buying back land that belongs to it in the first place and a company belonging to the merchant.
So, when Tengku Adnan claimed that all the potential Barisan election candidates for the 13th GE are free of corruption and other crimes, Malaysians are beginning to believe that cows and condos are not such implausible soul mates, after all.