Never in the history of Malaysian law has there been this much forehead-slapping.
Never before have so many eyes rolled collectively in exasperation and annoyance. In fact, the vortex caused by all that eye-rolling is probably contributing to the formation of a tornado in Kansas or New Mexico right this very moment.
The credit goes to one man - Abdul Razak Musa, a specimen of certifiably limited intelligence, who represents the MACC over the Teoh Beng Hock inquest.
I wasn't in the courtroom, so I had trouble believing the Malaysiakini report, but according to some of my sources who witnessed the shenanigans first-hand, the following events actually did happen.
He began by trying to smear the forensic pathologist Pornthip Rojanasunand's credibility as an expert witness. According to my sister the lawyer, this is an accepted practice in persuading the judge to dismiss the witness' opinion.
"Did you know that the university that you graduated from is not recognised in Malaysia?" Abdul Razak Musa, the dumb fool asked.
To that, Pornthip answered, "But it is in the top five in Asia."
If he had done his homework properly, he would have known that it isn't in the top five. It is either the seventh or eighth. I checked.
It is, however, still a very embarrassing point as no Malaysian university comes even close. Somehow I think that point was lost on him.
If someone had told me this was going to be a cross between the Jerry Springer show and a PT Barnum circus, I would have taken the day off and gone to watch. These days you can't get this sort of entertainment for free.
Our hero went on to suggest that Teoh had strangled himself and even went as far as to demonstrate this on himself.
If you thought nothing could possibly be worse than that, you would be wrong. For the grand finale, Abdul Razak Musa asked Pornthip if she had any experience jumping off a building.
The mainstream media however, managed to sanitise their version of it, so that the entire proceedings actually appeared sane.
How I pity those stalwart supporters of the mainstream media. They have no clue what they've missed.