This is an all-round horrible interview, batting and bowling. The Daily Mirror asks Malaka Silva such gems as “Are you a bandit?” and “Are there female friends among your associates?” Like, wow, their thesis seems to be that Malaka has been corrupted by clubs, America and women rather than, you know, vice versa. I’m not sure what America has to do with this. Plenty of people can go out and be with the opposite sex without being violent. The point is that he’s violent and gets away with due to political connections. The Daily Mirror interview, however, makes him come of somehow better.
Is he a bandit? No, he’s not robbing trains. Is America the problem? No, he wouldn’t get away with this nonsense for a second. Are women and clubs the problem? No, plenty of people go out. Malaka gets away with assault and other crimes because he’s politically connected. By having an interview conducted by some Victorian Aunty the DM misses the point entirely.