Saturday, May 17, 2008


Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad seems to be giving a warning that he will expose that judges have been lobbying to him for promotion and will expose those who had done so if he is charged in the Lingam Video scandal as stated by the government yesterday. This seems more like a threat and is indirectly trying to stall the course of justice to be performed.

During the Royal Injuiry Tun Dr Mahathir had claimed that he could not remember but sudden he could remember the incident and has a clear picture. This itself tantamounts to him having breached the course of justice and need to be punished accordingly.

Tun Dr Mahathir had never expected that this issue would be made public and that the government is going to charge all those connected with it since the government is under great pressure to clear the independence of the judiciary which is very vital for the Malaysian citizens.

Whatever said, its time Tun Dr Mahathir explain to the rakyat how the peoples' trust had been abused by these 'power-people' like himself for theirs and their party's sole benefit. This would indicate that there are cases that justice had been denied and that he had an influence over the decisions made. So it is clear now that judges have received 'instructions' as what the rakyat had feared all along.

But whatever the circumstances, it is very clear now that Tun Dr Mahathir had a hand in the fixing of judges issue and there were no proper system adopted which the rakyat had always expected would have been in place. Judges were promoted on basis of 'you listen and work according to my wishes' manner, which is very detrimental to the rakyat.

The time has come for the government to give a detail account on how judges are selected for promotion and from now onwards the rakyat should be informed before any judge is promoted to avoid political biasness as what had prevailed during the Tun Dr Mahathir's era.

But this does not mean that the 'culprits' in the Lingamgate should be free. To see justice served, Tun Salleh Abas should be entrusted to head this case, since he has been found to be a very responsible and capable ex-judge and I am sure justice would surely be served fairly.

Will this Barisan Nasional government do what the rakyat is hoping for that justice will be served by bring these culprits to task as per the laws of Malaysia irrespective of the positions and standing.

To avoid any more time these 'culprits should be arrested and detained without bail, their assets frozen and all perks removed (like pensions and so forth). At the same time their titles and awards should also be removed to shame them.