Friday, March 28, 2008

The Judicial Crisis (again)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

It's been a long time since I write in English. Can't remember the last time I wrote sumting outside the A-level syllabus in English, in IELTS exam probably...hehehe. Juz want to polish up my English back, b4 going to the UK, InsyaAllah. So, forgive me for the grammatical errors (a lot) and for the spellings, which mostly are 'pasar'. Hehehe...

I once wrote about the constitutional crisis in 1988 which resulted in Tun Salleh Abas forced to step down (more specific, sacked) from his position as the Lord President. Today, I read again the news about YB Senator Datuk Zaid Ibrahim who has finally picked up by the Government's courage to face the music of melancholic truth and opening a sincere way for unreserved apology to Tun Salleh Abas. Let me write a bit about the fateful tales of the judicial mayhem from out of the blinding mist.


In 1988, when justice was on the brink of ruin, Tun Salleh stood fearlessly to defend it (although he has to oppose the government). However (unfortunately), the immensity of truth eluded him when the King took exception to his views and sided with the Executive (the Govment). The rest, is history, unpalatable and a national shame.

The truth and justice are kept by the government in a tightly closed chest. But, for how long could justice could be denied? Justice, like truth is a soaring warrior, invincible and an elusive force. It could not be kept under heavy chain, it will certainly find its seat of honour.

Datuk Zaid (a lawyer which owned the largest firm in this country, correct me if I'm wrong) must certainly know well the conditions of our judicial system. Otherwise, he will not be brave enough to publicly announce the statement. He himself admitted that our judicial system is ruined, and the outside world look Malaysia as the contaminant of the Judicial System. This is because this phenomenon could no co-exist (or co-dominant in Biology, hehehe) in a democratic system, which we proudly claimed to be.

Hopefully, Datuk Zaid can bring back our judicial system to the honourable and respected seat it should be.

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