Wednesday, October 15, 2008

High profile cases in Malaysia: in and out of court


Cases in Court

  1. Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial
  2. Altantuya murder trial

Cases not in court
  1. Najib on eurocopter
  2. Najib on Altantuya
  3. Gani Patail on black eye
  4. Mahathir on judiciary
  5. Hindraf issues
  6. Judicial and social reforms

Cases not in or out of court
  1. Abdullah on leadership
When a particular issue is discussed and debated at length and taking the national platform, that in itself is a CASE, regardless of whether there is a real legality behind it all. The openess enjoyed by the opposition since 2003 is not always sweet. Some issues are bitter and full of hatred. None is for the betterment of Malaysian and Malaysia. All are personal. Element of vengeance can be found in most cases especially the one run out of court. When Anwar talked (debated?) for 6 hours in parliment raising doubt on current 2009 budget, Anwar made a mistake by putting pressure on Najib. Abdullah was spared like a sacred cow!

If i zero in into goals of each case, I feel both sad and bad about their ill intention. It is all about scrambling up the greasy ladder of leadership. "The Openess" has been seriously abused. We also have to make a clear distinction between cases mentioned in courts and those on the streets. Some has legal standings where as some are for political gimmicks. Yes, that pole is greasy as you climb and the worst part is it can accomodate only one person.

- beritadarigunung

The followings are extract from news for further readings:

1. Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Monday defended his deputy, who is slated to take power next year, against allegations that he interfered in a high-profile murder case.... Malaysian PM backs heir over Mongolia murder case AFP via Yahoo! News

2. Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail was accused of trying to hide facts from his superiors in the investigations into the "black eye" incident. This allegation was contained in the statement of claim filed by the then investigating officer of the case, Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim... Mat Zain alleges Gani hid 'black eye' facts from superiors The New Straits Times

3. The High Court rejected on Wednesday the prosecution’s application to transfer Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial to a higher court.... Anwar’s sodomy trial stays in Sessions Court, for now The Star

4. Parliament resumed sitting yesterday after a six-week break with Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim kicking off the debate on Budget 2009 with scathing attacks on the government, from the handling of the current global economic crisis to Maybank’s acquisition of Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII) and a recent RM2.3 billion purchase of helicopters for the air force .... 14-10-2008: Anwar slams Budget 2009 The Edge Daily

5. Three Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leaders were questioned by police yesterday on the alleged "illegal assembly" at the Muslim ministers' Hari Raya open house at the Putra World Trade Centre earlier this month. ... Hindraf leaders quizzed The New Straits Times

6. breaking news A high-level probe is said to have concluded that current AG Abdul Gani Patail had abused his power to fabricate evidence in Anwar Ibrahim’s trials 10 years ago, the Dewan Rakyat was told today .... AG's hidden hand 'confirmed' in Anwar trials Malaysiakini

7. Deputy premier and Umno No 2 Najib Abdul Razak raised his tally to 29 nominations, with Tuaran division in Sabah giving him the thumbs-up despite the cloud of scandal hanging over him ... Najib nominations rise despite allegations Malaysiakini

8. If the Eurocopter is that much superior, come out with the facts and figures to dispute the good Kapten (Rtd)'s arguments... Copter deal: Back up purchase with facts Malaysiakini

9. updated 7.30pm The newly-minted finance minister also says that he will announce special measures next Monday to weather the current global economic crisis ... Najib: No abuse of power in SMS, will explain chopper deal Malaysiakini