When I made the decision to leave Malaysia ten years ago in 2009 (I left on Saturday, 21st February 2009), it was precisely because I had no confidence in Malaysia’s judiciary and knew that my case was being rigged by the five Federal Court judges. Even my team of lawyers were frustrated by the ‘unorthodox’ ruling of the judges, who even a first-year law student could notice were ‘funny’ decisions.
Anyway, what I said ten years ago has finally come to light (READ THE NEWS REPORT BELOW). Malaysia’s judiciary is corrupt. And those judges who do not ‘toe the line’ and ‘follow orders from the top’ are sent into cold storage and will see their careers end.
I know one judge who should have made Chief Justice but instead he saw his career end because he ‘could not be controlled’. I will not mention his name but he is an ‘old boy’ of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK). Hence Budak Kolet will know who I am talking about.
One former judge who, according to a partner of Sri Ram & Co., can be ‘compromised’ is Gopal Sri Ram. I was told this back in 1998 and that came as a surprise because the way Sri Ram talked and acted was as if he is a Pak Lebai. Apparently, though, he is also bent or else how could he have made it all the way to the top.
It is said the only way to get to the top of the judiciary is to be crooked. If not you will end up like the Budak Kolet or like Tun Salleh Abas and a number of other highly qualified and principled judges (such as Azmi Kamaruddin, Eusoffe Abdoolcader, Wan Hamzah Mohamed Salleh, Wan Suleiman Pawanteh, George Seah, etc.) who suffered because they were too Shariah-Compliant and not Umno-Compliant enough.
I suppose if you want to be where Gopal Sri Ram (or Tommy Thomas) is today you really have no choice but to ‘toe the line’ and become Umno-Compliant (or in this case Umno-2.0-Compliant). That is the price you pay to be successful in Malaysia.
Now, what was that again about Pakatan Harapan’s ‘New Malaysia’ where it is out with the old and in with the new? Or is this merely a case of same shit different day?
(MMO) – Two men formerly convicted of illegal assembly while protesting in 2001 against the Internal Security Act (ISA) 1960 today lodged separate police reports over Court of Appeal judge Datuk Hamid Sultan Abu Backer’s affidavit.
Rafzan Ramli, 42, and Khairul Amal Mahmud, 38, want the police to investigate Hamid Sultan’s allegations regarding the way in which the Court of Appeal decided their case.
“Our purpose in filing the police report is to investigate the affidavit of Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan.
“If it’s true that there were wrongdoings that occurred, it will affect our cases, so I ask that it be investigated,” he said after lodging his police report at the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters here.
Rafzan and Khairul were among seven university students then who became known as the “ISA 7”, and who were charged on July 19, 2001 with unlawful assembly on June 8 the same year at the compound of the National Mosque over their failure to obtain a police permit for the gathering.
While a Magistrate’s Court initially acquitted the seven in April 2005, the case was later sent back for trial by the High Court in November 2006 following the prosecution’s appeal.
On June 18, 2009, the Magistrate’s Court convicted five of them, fining them each RM3,900 in default of three months’ jail.