Friday, February 13, 2015

What Now Malaysian Judiciary?

Any shred of dignity and respect the Malaysian judiciary had left, I think, was roundly buried with Anwar's scathing statement of what he thought of it.

I believe never in the history of the Malaysian judiciary, let alone the apex court judges themselves, ever been so roundly and boldly taken to task in open court. (It was worse than a shoe in their face)

Nobody would have dared anyway. Unless he was mad. Or righteous. And sure knew and believed as hell he was right.

For a long time now, since the infamous dismissal of former Lord President Salleh Abas and several senior judges in 1988, public confidence in the Malaysian judiciary had plummeted and never seems to have recovered.

In between, Bolehlanders have witnessed some brave judges and judgements here and there, but nothing as a whole that would really restore their once high regard for, and confidence in, the Malaysian judiciary.

That is a very, very tragic indictment indeed. For if you have no confidence in the judiciary that is supposed to be the last bastion of justice, that says a lot for the nation as a whole.

Anwar may be mad. Or not. But we are more inclined to sympathise with him than with the Malaysian judiciary.

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