Thursday, May 14, 2009

malaysiakini and the SHOCKING Court PROCEEDINGS of PERAK...

Or maybe we should be beyond shock now - after the Perak Speaker was so blatantly dragged out by the cops in violation of every democratic principle of the separation of powers.
OK, I know many readers are asking, "What separation of powers? We are 1Malaysia now."
The police, the EC, the Judiciary all come under the control of the all-powerful Executive. It has been moving towards that during the past 10 years but too many Malaysians were too occupied with life's struggles that we allowed wolves to start guarding the sheep, in a manner of speaking.
So Sivakumar being dragged out is just one symptom of the major sickness that is afflicting Malaysia. Like a virulent cancer, we have seen our cherished institutions like universities struggle to meet international standards and once revered bodies like the Judiciary become punching bags for government critics.
So this malaysiakini article Federal Court says no written judgment in Perak case is a cause for serious concern as it gives the perception the court is operating like a "fly by night" company whose decision-making process is devoid of merit and secrecy is to protect its shortcoming.
It seems that the judges who sat on the panel are incompetent or unwilling to let their learned judgement be put under the scrutiny of legal practitioners so that the case laws can be enriched.
If judges do not write judgements, is it in the same category as policemen who do not catch crooks?
ALLAH help us all!

1 comment:

Chauncey Gardener said...

From a posting in Rocky's Bru blog :

Who is judge Ramli Ali, the judge that gave Zambry an stay within 3 hours?

Well, he is a Lingam appointed judge. A former Chief Registrar of the courts. When Lingam was talking to the disgraced Fairuz on how they were to manipulate the judiciary and appoint their cronies into the bench, Lingam said that Ramli was among the three preferred to be appointed by him. The other two were Datuk Heliliah Mohd Yusuf, a former Solicitor-General and Datuk Ahmad Maarop, a former commissioner of Law Revision. They were appointed as directed by Lingam and agreed upon by Vincent Tan and Mahathir on February 1. 2002.