Monday, November 24, 2008

Did Irene Really WIN?

malaysiakini has the article Irene Fernandez acquitted and if one looks at the details, her case has been going on for 13 years.
For the AG's office, that means a little for it is funded by taxpayers and that means public monies has been wasted on a case that they botched up years ago.
For the individual like Irene, her human rights have been encroached upon for she was charged with publishing false news about the torture of migrants under detention.
Just imagine the time wasted with all the time in court and even the control of her passport.
I hope the following will happen after her acquittal:

1.She sues for damages.
2.Those responsible for the botch-up like losing files are brought to account.

We can also be thankful that we do have some good judges left and we must ensure we protect them from the Executive so that the dark days of the Judiciary will not be repeated.

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