Monday, March 24, 2008

TUN SALLEH ABAS BEEN EXTENDED AN APOLOGY FOR THE JUDICIARY CRISIS OF 1988

Although this apology may have come too late, but to admit that the Barisan Nasional government had done a grave injustice in dismissing former Lord President Tun Salleh Abas had greatly undermined the independence of the judiciary and to this, we need to applause the newly appointed Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in-charge of law, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim for his courage in admitting this fact.

Tun Salleh Abas himself had accept the apology but was quoted as saying that the same apology should also be extended to the 5 judges involved in the controversy who were suspended and some later sacked. The 5 judges involved were Tan Sri Azmi Kamaruddin, Tan Sri Eusoffe Abdoolcader, Tan Sri Wan Hamzah Mohamed Salleh, Wan Suleiman and Seah while susbsequently sacked later were Wan Sulaiman and Seah.

Meanwhile, DAP leader and prominent lawyer, Karpal Singh had informed that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad should also make an open apology since he was the main culprit in creating this sceanrio.

Since that moment the judiciary had lost its credibility and trust by the rakyat.

It is also expected that the on-going Lingam Video Scandal which concerns the judiciary, the culprits however important he or she may be, should be severely punished to ensure that these sort of incident does not occur anymore.