But when you have dug a hole so deep for yourself, it is hard to see how you can hope to crawl out of it.
The deep hole for Ah Jib is his failure to deny that named accounts in the WSJ and SR expose
were his and/or that the 2.6 billion Ringgit said to have been deposited in them was ever true.
Just maintaining that he had never used public monies for his personal gain, in the light of the serious allegations, is not going to save Ah Jib and deceives nobody.
However much Ah Jib and his apologists try to divert the people's attention from the 1MDB scandal by accusing others of conspiring to topple him with false allegations, that singular failure of the Pm is enough to convict him in the court of public opinion.
Banning the Edge publications and blocking SR just adds to the perception that indeed there must have been big time defrauding.
Otherwise, why the need to stop the media from reporting on the scandal? Is it the fear that further unsavoury facts might be unearthed?
Nobody believes for a second the excuse that the Edge's reports on the scandal are a threat to the security of the nation.
What is and will be a sure threat to the economic well-being and security of the nation is failure to expose (or, worse still, collusion in covering up) wrong doings and corrupt practices when and where they exist.