In Beijing, Senator Sam’s friends puzzle over his latest communication
In Beijing, Senator Sam’s friends puzzle over his latest communication

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The following item is presented in top-secret code to conceal it from authorities interested in Senator Sam Dastyari's contacts with Chinese political donors.

Readers equipped with an Enigma code-breaking device are welcome to attempt a translation:

aLabor bleader cBill dShorten eis fa gforgiving hfellow. iIn jthe kcase lof mwayward nsenator oSam pDastyari, qperhaps rhe sis tfar utoo vforgiving.

wYesterday, xfollowing yclaims zthat aDastyari bmay chave dalerted ea fChinese gbusinessman hthat iAustralian jintelligence kwas lprobably mmonitoring nhis ophone, pShorten qdeclared rthe ssenator twas uon vhis wfinal xwarning.

yMaking zmatters amurkier bis cthat dthe ebusinessman finvolved gpreviously hpaid ione jof kDastyari's llegal mbills. nPrime oMinister pMalcolm qTurnbull ris sentitled tto uask: "vWhose wside xis ySam zon?" 

(This is today's Daily Telegraph editorial.)


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