A paycheck for Shafee Abdullah and the Supreme senior most judges ? No exchequer can afford it!
It is rare for top notch functionaries, whether they be in the government or in the private sector, to lament on the quality of their work. But that is exactly what the of the Malaysian Supreme Court did. But mind you they are celebrating with--Echoes of Laughter having a Party after the five-year jail sentence on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim about pecuniary benefits that makes most ordinary people grouchy. The learned judge had a much more genuine reason for doing this
The Mahathir floodgates have opened
Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, ever the wily politician, was quick to issue a statement on the eve of the verdict's announcement that Malaysians should 'accept' the court's decision if Anwar was acquitted.
Is this what our religions dictate? a Hindu converts Muhammad Shafee Abdullah “Hiding behind a skirt” is far better than “chasing after a skirt”
Much of the concern, even in Mr. Najib’s own long-ruling party, involves questions about the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. More broadly, though, the Prime Minister’s trappings of wealth and the widely broadcast tales of his wife’s outsize spending — the diamond jewelry, the collection of extravagantly costly Hermès Birkin bags — have become a focus of Malaysians’ rising unease with their government’s institutionalized culture of patronage and graft.Increasingly, the glare turns to Mr. Najib’s stepson,
Riza Aziz, and so to Mr. Aziz’s friendship with Mr. Low. With Mr. Low’s help, Mr. Aziz runs a Hollywood company that produced the films “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Dumb and Dumber To.” He has spent tens of millions more on the homes in Manhattan and Beverly Hills, transactions that involved Mr. Low, The Times found.“That’s a lot of money,” Sivarasa Rasiah, an opposition lawmaker, said of Mr. Aziz’s spending. He added, “Every U.S. report on him talks about family wealth. Family who?”While Mr. Aziz has previously said he is personally wealthy, he declined to explain how he had acquired his money. Mr. Najib’s office, in a statement, said, “The Prime Minister does not track how much Mr. Aziz earns or how such earnings are reinvested.” As for the prime minister himself, the statement said he had “received inheritance.”
Islam is a religion that stands tall for its message of mercy and compassion; a teaching and life’s pathway that returns to humanity the dignity and honour that rightly belongs to the Almighty Creator who made man and woman.
Or is he doing this to further erode the already battered reputation of the prime minister
None of us are paragons of virtue or sentinels of morality. To quote the Bible: “Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone”.What do we make out of the Malaysian legal practice given the sledge-hammering outbursts of the Sodomy II lead prosecutor in mainstream newspaper New Straits Times? - Can you imagine, Shafee literally made mincemeat of the imprisoned and helpless leader who as former Bar Council chief Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan rightly said “could not defend himself”And as Ambiga, in her balanced wisdom, reiterated, “A public prosecutor does attack an accused person after the court delivered the verdict.” And yet, he did just that. Why?
-The defence was also handicapped by the restrictive and limited nature of the disclosure permitted under the Criminal Procedure Code that effectively disentitled them from challenging the so-called DNA evidence amongst others. It is the prerogative of the defence whether they wish to proceed with their alibi notice. No adverse inference can be drawn if they fail to do so, as rightly said by the Federal Court. The defence in Anwar’s case argued that the alibi witnesses had been harassed and intimidated by the police, thereby rendering their evidence unsatisfactory. In most civilised countries, when an alibi notice is given the prosecution directs the police to investigate the alibi and not harass or intimidate the alibi witnesses so as to deprive the defence of due process. In Malaysia, the practice may be different.