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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Mahathir and Rosmah the real mastermind behind this latest conspiracy to incarcerate Anwar
If the probe report turns the needle of suspicion towards Rosmah it is more towards the integrity of the country’s PM Najib we need thorough investigation, including into the changeable findings of
Sometimes you do not realise you are in the midst of a vast silence till it is pierced through with sound. Often, you may not notice noise until it ends abruptly and silence prevails. You may not notice how dark it is till a light is flicked on. Sometimes you do not know how agitated you have been, till a caressing hand calms you. The absence of some people makes you realise the significance of their presence.Mat Zain accuses Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah of beingLIAR, FABRICATOR and MANIPULATOR
the man who is the real mastermind behind this latest conspiracy to frame Anwar is Shafee Abdullah. Just days before the sodomy allegation exploded, and even before Saiful’s meeting with Rodwan on 25 June 2008, Shafee was in Najib’s house to attend a gathering. And in front of scores of witnesses he asked to be excused early because he ‘had a very big fish to catch’. Shafee conveniently made it known that he is behind the move to catch the ‘big fish’ and he wanted all those in Najib’s house to be aware that Najib was in the know. Actually, Najib did not know what he was talking about and assumed that the ‘big fish’ meant Raja Petra Kamarudin and was with regards to the Statutory Declaration that he had signed just days earlier on 18 June 2008.
Shafee was supposed to have led the prosecution against Anwar. A provision in the law called FIAT allows the Attorney-General to appoint an outsider to conduct the prosecution. If Shafee does well then he would most likely be appointed the next Attorney-General. When word got out that he is heading the special police operations centre, which was located in his office, they had to abandon the whole idea.the Anwar conundrum. I feel that if the Federal Court were to incarcerate Anwar , there will be a reaction. Malaysian will not and cannot sit by to see such travesty of Justice. Until today the charge against Anwar is consensual sodomy. Assuming it did took place, why was Saiful not charged? That question still linger in the minds of Malaysian and if the Judges cannot see this then , they must be a bunch of idiots that pander to their political masters. Malaysia and Malaysian cannot allow such injustice to rule their lives. Anwar's case merely highlight this.
Shafee’s hands are behind the whole thing. And this can only happen with Abdullah’s blessing. No, it is not Mahathir who is behind this. And it is not Abdullah, Najib and Anwar who are the three victims. The victims are Mahathir, Najib and Anwar. Abdullah is the hidden hand and Shafee is the henchman who was tasked with the job of implementing the evil deed. Politics is not what it always appears to be in Malaysia.Read more
what a lot of people in the country might be thinking right now but can’t bring themselves to be upfront enough to put into so many words."Let's compromise on Judiciary for a stable UMNO" This is refreshing – and surprising – candour from UMNOwhich in effect says that if stability of governance is to come at the cost of moral compromise, so be it – is a rare and honest response to Malaysia’s ingrained culture of bribery and graft. Corruption has become endemic to the country, as has the hypocrisy that accompanies it. All of us –from Elitist to common citizens – publicly denounce Judiciary corruption in as the greatest besetting sin of our body politic, but privately we accept it as being part and parcel of our daily lives, almost as indispensable as the air we breathe and the food we eat.a tenure which witnessed rampant corruption matched with not just policy paralysis but policy retrogression in matters This is widely felt to be not just a desirable end, but the only end that matters. And the means of attaining that end like Judiciarywith retrospective effect which scared off potential investors, both foreign and domestic – the country is in desperate need of not just political stability but also political efficacy. India wants not just a government that works, but also a government that will allow .citizens will endorse, if not explicitly then at least implicitly – don't matter very much at all.If morality is an obstacle to our achieving the necessary objective of having a stable, workable government then let’s dispense with morality, or at least dispense with the pretence that this commodity is capable of existing in our public life. – if ever there was such a creature – but only the politics of expediency.If everyone is more or less corrupt, corruption becomes a non-issue, as Judges has pointed out. What’s important is 'good' — read 'effective' — governance. 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? In the case of Halim Saad, Lawyer Shafie Adullah wrote a letter to federal court judges about character ofJustice G,S.Ram on the case.Federal Court expunge the comment of Justice G.S.Ram and further commented he is "frolic" but in this anwar case now cannot expunge.Eventhough the federal has acquitted him of sodomy charge .Why Federal court did not remind AG to take contempt of court against Shafie?UMNO's judges have all been instructed wants to kill off their arch-enemy once and for all. 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 criminal standard of proof demanded of our constitutional and common law principle is described as that of "beyond reasonable doubt". Overzealousness on the part of judges to make decisions on very serious matters on the basis of the balance of probabilities or worst still, as in Annuar's case, the admission or ommision of certain crucial evidences on surmise and conjecture, had led to a departure from the common law principles of this strict standard of proof which must be observed in all criminal prosecutions. The political overtone, and the mere appearance that there has been an improper interference with the course of justice, is sufficient to make an ordinary prudent man walks away thinking that has been a travesty of justice and that justice is not seen to have been done. For sure, the ordinary man will think that this is not a case of the administration of justice but a clear case of political persecution or repressive justice.
"There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice," said French philosopher, Simone Weil. Repressive justice or political repression or political discrimination is the persecution of an individual or group for political reasons, particularly for the purpose of restricting or preventing their ability to take part in the political life of a society. Since the ascension of Mahathir, repressive justice is often perpetrated by the ruling government against political foes, critics, activists and dissidents; manifested by the exercise of draconian, archaic or otherwise laws that operate like a dragnet. In order for society to be free from oppressive restrictions and the arbitrary exercise of power by the government on one's political views, the government must subject itself to well-defined and established laws. The necessity and the burden of proof always lies with the prosecution who lays charges.Expression is an art and to do so freely is a fine art. Expressing oneself without inhibitions, without restraint, without fear, without favors is an endowment that not many are born with. When politicians like Swamy opine rather bravely on social platforms, they ruffle feathers and do send a few scurrying like headless chicken. It would be a blatant lie to state that nobody takes Anwar seriously, even if Mr. Tharoor likes to believe in it. At the same time, I am neither in a position nor do have the authority to validate and affirm some of 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.t takes a certain amount of audacity to say this. I did compliment him for the fearless manner in which he takes on people and yet did clarify that I would prefer waiting for ‘proof’ before reaching hasty conclusions Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) said today that Pakatan Rakyat will raise issues of judicial misconduct at Parliament next week, following concerns over the impartiality of judges.
The opposition leader voiced his concerns over the conduct of former judges and a series of judgments that he claimed was contrary to the rule of law and principles.
"Pakatan Rakyat will have to make a forceful stand on the misconduct of the judiciary. We insist that Parliament be more assertive and do not use the standard line that there is a separation of powers," he said at a press conference at Parliament.Anwar's remarks came following the appointment of former Chief Justice Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad as the chairman of National Unity Front, an organisation linked to Malay rights group Perkasa.
He also vowed to defend the rights of the Malays and Muslims “within the boundaries of law”. shoots off his mouth in this fashion, seldom will we hear somebody higher up (in most countries unlike ours there is a talking Prime Minister) give a statement of admonishment. What is also preposterous on judges’s part is that they seriously believes that there is a section of the media that has been indulgent in an ‘propaganda’? Shameful that the Government has reached levels where it cannot even take constructive criticism up to its chin. Frankly, the plethora of advertisements that are now suddenly springing up on every conceivable channel is ‘propaganda’. The Government’s draconian stance on social media is dangerous; it has absolutely failed to accept modern methodologies of practice and participation in democracy in the twenty first century. If there is one thing that ‘independent’ people sitting on both social media and electronic media platforms abhor, it is being dictated to and being threatened. It brings out an even firmer resolve of bringing about transparency. So in a way, Shinde has done the public a magnanimous favor by shooting off his mouth in a diabolical fashion..
Abuse of power will eventually bring the downfall of the abusers. No escape from Allah's law.
The very accusation of sodomy against anwar still stands as just an accusation and nothing else. At this rate anyone can accuse anyone of any wrong doing and the prosecution can go to any extent to prove that that accusation is true. The accuser can stand aside and laugh to himself at the stupidity of the prosecution. The accused could only stand and wonder what the accusation is all about.This just proves the utter decadence of the judiciary. Can someone tell me the exact proof of saiful's accusation. The DNA findings could be questionable knowing how the police officer pereira was implicated. The whole thing stinks of a massive fix up. What more shafee himself was implicated by zain. Is a saiful a small boy who was raped by a man? He should be ashamed of himself and burn in hell. Justice will finally prevail. God will finally strike on the day of decision and anwar's appeal will be allowed. Case closed. Just wait and see.
Few would doubt that the outcome of the final appeal of Anwar Ibrahim on Oct 28 and 29 against his sodomy conviction will be decided by politics, not by law.
More specifically, the court’s verdict will likely be determined by Umno’s political considerations on the impact of such final judgment.
The memory of a beloved couple's fight against injustice.
The office of the AG cannot be tainted Stop the govt from appointing Umno lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah as the next Attorney General
The Court of Appeal has denied acting in haste in the government's appeal against PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy acquittal that resulted in the verdict being overturned.involve suppression of exculpatory evidence. In a case of curious timing,This makes it likely that Balia and his 2 accomplices Armchair Judicial experts Balia and his 2 accomplices was fully aware of the suppression findings beforethey finalized their decision Based on Seah's acceptence that degradation could take place, but no one could actually say the actual level of degradation,?" Anwar should be given the beneficiary of doubt and the case should be thrown off readmore http://themalaybusinesstribune.blogspot.com/2014/04/misusing-national-institutions-just-to.html
US President Barack Obama said his decision to not meeting opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim during the former's trip to Kuala Lumpur does not indicate that the US is not concerned about the latter's situation.Utusan claimed that Najib had successful contained the Anwar treat. How come President Obama is commenting that he is concerned about the Anwar factor?Barack Obama, the US president, has said that he raised the issue of human rights with Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak during his visit to the country.
Human rights groups have been urging the US leader to meet with opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, during his two-day trip.
Ibrahim was recently convicted on sodomy charges that the US and human rights groups say are politically motivated.
Obama said that not meeting Ibrahim personally does not indicate a lack of concern.