Looking deep into your own eyes, or another’s, can be an uncomfortable experience because not all of us are prepared for the truths revealedOn the face of it, it’s difficult to figure why Anwar is treated as a heinous offender by the Malaysian criminal justice system because, according to his prosecutors But , Muhammad Shafee celebrity federal prosecutor currently pursuing Anwar with great ferocity, is hardly going after friends of Mahathir and Najib of a large number on this score from leading the Attorney General’s Chambers’ appeal against Anwar Ibrahim’s acquittal for sodomy. Shafee’s appointment as Deputy Public Prosecutor smacks of desperation and sets another bad precedent, sending the wrong message that the authorities will go to extraordinary lengths to secure the conviction of UMNO’s political adversaries.Shafee is a well known UMNO lawyer and has appeared in court and advised in several matters that concern UMNO’s interests and has admitted so in his CV.Umno lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah (pic) and Putrajaya will suffer from negative public perception if he is made the Attorney General, a lawyers group said.
It got under my skin. It disgusted me, to see how Justice was being commercialized in Malaysia After all, our judiciary is in a hurry to convict anyone and when it does the right deal the Supreme Court is basically kind and considerate and adopts a humane approach towards the guilty as they too are human beings with human feelings and emotions and I really have no problem with that. In fact, it is indeed a laudable feature of our judiciary. Period. The question is, the UMNO’s judges and commercialization of Justice spared not a thought for the families of their victims? These people too deserve the court’s mercy? They too have the right to breathe free, like you and me? Doesn’t crime deserve punishment? Doesn’t even God mete out reward and punishment according to our actions?
Anwar Ibrahim has failed in his bid to expunge certain paragraphs in the majority 2004 judgment acquitting him of the first sodomy charge, for which he was sentenced to nine years’ jail, but which also stated unequivocally that the incident had taken place. This is the sacrifice a politician must anticipate. The whole country will assure you that your supreme sacrifice will not go to waste.
The judge found you not guilty as charged but he also expressly stated that he believes you have convicted the crime. What is this?The standard of Malaysian Judiciary is akin to the Malaysian education. In light of Sodomy 2, Anwar’s efforts is akin to knocking his head against the solid wall.As long as the judiciary in Malaysia is tainted, corrupt, and subservient to the ruling party UMNO, the fair-minded rakyat will not respect the court decisions. The rakyat are not fools and can see that these are politically motivated and trumped-up charges against the opposition leaders.How many of us can honestly say that we are ALWAYS honest, come what may? Not one! Ouch, that hurts, eh? But it’s the truth, whether we admit it or not—sorry, guys.http://themalaybusinesstribune.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-peek-into-umnos-judges-and.html
When the tail seeks to wag the dog
That danger is no less acute when Judges, deploy official agencies to get even with rivals. More often than not, such deployment is initiated outside the framework of laws, rules and regulations. Fake fabricated cases are evidence of this conceited insouciance. case is abuse of power that is in flagrant violation of the laws by those who are duty-bound – because of the positions they occupy – to uphold them.The intricacies of the cases continue to be subjected to close and critical scrutiny in the media. But the larger picture they reveal hasn’t attracted the requisite attention: the growing disconnect between the “hardware” and the “software” of Malaysian democracy. The “hardware” of democracy include legislative and executive institutions, the judiciary, . And the “software” relates to the observance of rules and regulations, conventions and precedents to enable the institutions to function in a transparent, accountable and effective manner. What is the recUMNO to promote its national-level interests in states where it has a negligible presence. The strategy is to woo (with financial largesse) or intimidate (with the deployment of central investigation agencies) rival parties. Let them be at each other’s throats on their home turf, runs the argument, but make sure that in Putra Jaya they keep the UMNO-led government going.
Now that a court has given its cachet of approval to MCA vice-president Chew Mei Fun the fierce reaction of the to the Centre’s move is par for the course.Chew said,MCA already knew from beginning that the appellate court would deliver its judgment it is all fix one would expect the sting in the public discourse focussed on him to weaken, if not disappear altogether from politics.
Chew Mei Fun is condemned to live with this disgrace for her ‘conspiracy’ to keep Anwar awayuntil her last breath no matter how much he atones forher alleged act.Conviction aimed to stop Anwar from becoming MB Given the gravity of the charges,
That, however, is unlikely to happen any time soon. In the campaign leading up to the Kajang by election, both supporters and detractors of Anwar wouldn’t miss a single opportunity to trade bitter polemics.continue his search for justice would, at the very least, make sure that the ghosts of Mahathir are not entirely banished into oblivion. Pakatan has dubbed it as a ‘political vendetta’ and a ‘witch-hunt
The words of this column will make no difference. My apologies for a rare detour into the personal, but this is a rare moment.had become impervious to anything except sycophancy. Words demand a different kind of loyalty, and one was relieved to return to the world of words. relate to an unforgiveable betrayal of trust reposed in them the Judges by their readers, friends, colleagues and followers. What makes the betrayal odious is that these individuals professed to promote highfalutin principles of moral and spiritual rectitude. All three of them emasculated the substance of their calling and, in the process, polluted the “software” that is expected to keep state and society in Malaysia in fine fettle. READMOREhttp://themalaybusinesstribune.blogspot.com/2014/03/anwars-conviction-when-judges-are.html