Saturday, November 17, 2007

Something's Brewing Out West...

Dear guests... I drifted by Rocky's Bru blog today (Saturday in the East) and was pretty intrigued and excited to read this first breaking news there:
"The (VK Lingam) video clip is child play compared to what is going to be revealed tomorrow." - Wee Choo Keong
Wee, the vindicated lawyer-politician, has called for a media conference (new and old media) tomorrow to reveal some shocking details with regards to the Lingam-Fairuz saga that has questioned the integrity of the country's judiciary.

Time: 11 am, Sunday, 18 Nov 2007
Place: No 60 2nd Floor
Jalan SS2/67
Petaling Jaya
(it's above Mahagony Music/Coffee Bean)

I really think the sun is shining brighter each day as there is a greater possibility of the leveling of the playing field in certain areas albeit small ones...To paraphrase Neil Armstrong with some modification: one small judicial step for a Malaysian; one giant judicial leap for all Malaysians.

I will always salute this truly great outstanding honorable Malaysian hero and others like Justice George Seah:

Former Lord President Tun Salleh Abas .

Here's an extract taken from Malaysiakini about this courageous hero with a lion heart whose wise advice must be heeded.

In 1988, then premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad had Salleh tried by a special tribunal on charges of misconduct, for questioning constitutional amendments that seriously eroded the powers of the judiciary.

Two of five Supreme Court judges - George Seah and the late Wan Sulaiman Pawanteh - who had ruled that the tribunal was convened unconstitutionally were sacked along with Salleh, after being found guilty of misconduct by a tribunal of six judges, including one each from Singapore and Sri Lanka.

Some have described the dismissal of the top judges from the Supreme Court - then the country's highest court, now renamed Federal Court - as Malaysia's darkest hours in its judicial history.

Salleh Abas - who is synonymous with the 1988 judicial crisis - was addressing 1,000 people who packed the hall in a forum entitled 'Judiciary Crisis - How to Stop the Rot?' organised by think-tank Institute for Policy Research (IKD).

Speaking for the very first time on the scandalous VK Lingam tape, Salleh Abas said the government has a duty to re-interfere into the judiciary.

"If the government was prepared to interfere in 1988 judiciary crisis which brought it to the present state of affairs, the government has a duty to re-interfere in order to repair the damage," he said to rousing applause.

As a strong Barisan supporter, I will vote for the Opposition in the next elections unless our Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi can act the true noble Malaysian patriot and restore a judiciary with integrity and fairness to all parties.

Surely, he will go down in history as leader with boldness and filled with patriotism for cleaning up the mess that his predecessor has created. It would be his greatest shinning legacy when he passes the touch of power to his successor.

The rest of the nation would then be able to sigh a big relief that all its institutions are safe and sound and functioning. There will be less fears of despotism and dictatorships; less concerns about rampant corruption throughout the land.

The royal commission must be an honest attempt at judicial house-cleaning and the commissioners must be people who are well-versed in law, full of integrity and without the slightest taint of scandal or corruption. They must be well-respected and known for fairness in judgment.

Personally, I think former Lord President Tun Salleh Abas, besides our former king, would be a great choice if it is possible to be sitting in the royal commission .

The resolution of this judiciary mess is the ultimate litmus test that will decide my future support.

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