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Sunday, 7 February 2010

The way we handle this


We have never seen anything like this in the world I think. Never has a criminal case attracted that much attention. What is supposed to be a criminal trial replete with technical details is being repeated in a parallel universe, at once surreal and terrifying.
The whole world seems united in its condemnation on Malaysia for persecuting prosecuting Anwar Ibrahim. The banshee-like shrieking and very voluble protests are unified in persecuting Malaysia.


  • This trial is about a political conspiracy to remove the only threat to the survival of UMNO led government.


  • This is another attempt by the discredited BN government to save itself from oblivion.


  • Another desperate move to prevent the opposition from becoming the next government.


  • A grand design to divert attention of the people from the real catastrophe- the poor economy.


  • Anwar Ibrahim is facing yet another trump up charge.


  • This trial is an affront to all democratic principles.


  • The trial will not be fair because the entire judiciary is rotten to the core.


  • Anwar did not ram the poor chap's butt.


  • This is a perversion of justice at its most heinous.
That's one. On the other side of the divide, the very bitter character assassination carried out with a vengeance rarely seen in Malaysia by some UMNO bloggers on Anwar Ibrahim.
Anwar Ibrahim, like the common man facing a common judicial system with its fair share of warts, deserves a fair treatment. He must be presumed innocent until proven guilty. The standard is for the prosecution to prove his guilt beyond any reasonable doubt. This translates into meaning, if there are reasonable doubts as to the accusation or doubts created by shoddy prosecuting work, Anwar must  be accepted as innocent no matter what our misgivings and loathsome feelings we have towards him.
The way we are handling this matter is disconcerting and reflects , to use a cruder yet simpler term- our much uncivilized manner of handling this matter. This is purely a criminal case triable in the court of law. We have the experts inside the court to argue their case.
This case does not require outside interference and a supporting role of a parallel court. We don't require the heckling supporters of Anwar Ibrahim nor the media persecution by vulgar bloggers.
I may not agree with Anwar on many issues and I am sure many share this feeling- but even he deserves the respect accorded to another fellow human being. The daily vilification of Anwar makes it appear, as though Anwar Ibrahim is less than human. How could we discard any sense of decorum and compassion and allow all those humane considerations which we normally readily offer the deprived and unfortunates be overwhelmed by the vilest of depictions and spiteful venom?
I am very disturbed at how we treat Anwar who is after all a former DPM.
But what about the accuser? The accuser is not, like we are told and encouraged to believe, a hapless unknown. He has the comforting protection of the government.
   


21 comments:

kuldeep 7 February 2010 at 09:58  

Mr Rais ordered that there should not be any commentaries/articles etc on this Mr Anwar's case...cos it may jeopardise something or other.

Obviously then ,the guys still commenting/writing the stuff must be non-UMNO/BN ppl i.e those who do not follow the advise of a senior guy like #yorais can't be the party members?

I notice that the prosecution have not brought in "expert witnesses" on the art of buggery.I think it is important to know from the experts..possibly an enactment of the whole event can clarify eg how fast can u get from towel to zero?

Hope this helps.

Anonymous,  7 February 2010 at 10:08  

that was a very level-headed article. thank you.

Anonymous,  7 February 2010 at 10:56  

Mr Sak, ????????????????????????????

Anonymous,  7 February 2010 at 12:12  

Dato'

Some might say that what you have voiced as a dislike is a good thing for the opposition....

Overkill generally leads to a backlash and backlash it will be when the public goes to vote....

Anyway, we can see now that since the "Anwar Matter", is being clearly wrapped up, they are now gunning for PAS by resurrecting the PAS UMNO Coalition Idea...
This will again bring out the UMNO followers out of the PAS woodworks to give NIk Aziz another handful of problems...




Joe Black

abunawas 7 February 2010 at 13:59  

Surely one will be made accountable for making/leading/influencing other people to believe what is wrong as right and what is right as wrong.

No matter what the Almighty ensures the wronged will gain eventually, and the least (of which the least means really a lot) gain where it really matters!..... The day of resurrection.

Why should one risk himself getting into trouble on the day that will really matter! Backbiting and slandering really divide more us apart.

Both the accused and the accuser are muslims. Surely it is of the muslims' interest that the case be solved islamically (perhaps not just the act of swearing in the name of Allah but the due process well before that).....surely we have that chance and the means too...and that testify our joint proclamation as muslims. Wallahu a'-lam

Wenger Khairy 7 February 2010 at 14:01  

Exactly my point Dato. These bloggers go on this overkill mode and enjoy patronage by the government. I decided to take them on, they are small children with low iqs.
saiful should similarly face prosecution, let a separate trial determine whether he was forced, afraid or a willing accomplice. but who wants to lodge polis repot?

any postings on the economy Dato?

walla 7 February 2010 at 14:09  

Some observers in high places are already saying our justice system is anal. "What about the Lingam case?", they asked.

The same ferocity to nail Anwar was conspicuously absent in the Lingam case which is actually about the justice system, that which institutionally covers all cases, sodomy, murder, corruption and so on, they added.

Their contention is that a challenge was thrown on that case and indeed it was picked up whereupon the challenge was then withdrawn without an explanation of the same intensity as that which generated the challenge.

It was as though the system cannot touch someone who seems to be teflonized.

They ask if that's the same system which is also now trialing Anwar, his chance of losing will be as good as getting a black eye in a cell in the middle of the night.

Seen from their angle, the justice system is the one on trial, not the man. That's already the general conclusion, further reinforced by their observation that in the case of the Altantuya murder, the court never even established the motive for the killing. That case has also disappeared without universal justification; real justice hasn't been done since incognito parties can disappear out of the penal system as well.


From all that, they added no matter how convincing will be the evidence adduced for this ongoing case, people will instead believe it is a setup.

Thus the political fallout on Umno will be greater than on Pakatan regardless whether Anwar is found guilty or otherwise.

Someone also asked that since it is inconceivable Umno haven't conclude the same, their proceeding with such despatch must only mean they are desperate to decapitate the head of the opposition movement, thereby making a permanent mockery of the democratic process of this country. Which also presages what they will do come GE13. And this implication should not be lost on anyone wanting fair play for the country's future governance.

It's a relief no one has also asked whether the present coterie of noise-makers in Pakatan have been turned at exactly the moment the trial is in full swing.

People will say Umno people are too stupid to be so machiavellian.

Looking at how bad we look as a country today, that could in fact be true.

Patriot 7 February 2010 at 14:22  

I don't suppose you would take us commentator too seriously but at least now I see you posting more even handedly compared with this "kangaroo trial" post.

But regarding the accuser, perhaps the detractors can't be blamed (except for decorum) for having a negative picture viewing what has been revealed so far.

There was the initial accusation - it was rape, forced. Now it appears it is sort of voluntary submission.

And what of the Dr at Pusrawi's findings?

Patriot 7 February 2010 at 14:28  

Plus the implausiblity of semen surviving in the anus full of microorganismplus the fact that a seemingly unpleasant act forced upon the accuser over a long period of time still associatingwith Anwar and staff without sign of distress.

donplaypuks® 7 February 2010 at 16:36  

The tenor of 'kangaroo' trial has already been set by the refusal of the court (on appeal) to enforce handover of documents/witness list/other evidence as required by law under discovery procedures. Art Harun's blog refers.

So, if the trial stretches on for 2 years, like the Altantuya case, to enable the defence to have fair time to investigate and rebut, whose fault will it be?

Note too scurrilous MSM and bloggers' report that DSAI refused to look Saiful in the eye, 'muka pucat' etc', none of which actually happened.

What is even more worrying is the U-turn by a man who claimed forced rape (7/8 times) and swore so on the Koran in full view of the whole country! What's the punishment for wilful blasphemy? And besides not going to toilet for 2 days, he did not shower and clean his private parts (and mouth) with soap too?

And yes, Saiful is not the hapless victim some make out to be. He has the protection of the entire machinery of Police and Govt, not to mention the link to PM Najib's house he so easily managed to enter for a non-existen scholarship for a failed Uni dropout!

dpp
We are all of 1 race, the Human Race

kuldeep 7 February 2010 at 16:58  

i wish i can see the PM at his house..just to say hello and shake his hand.If Pm is too busy,I don't mind seeing the DPM.
i am a 1Malaysia graduate,a bumiputra(not that it matters)who shit every morning and takes my shower diligently.
i am not asking for a scholarship but if push comes to shove;i wouldn't mind a scholarship to do my Masters.

Anonymous,  7 February 2010 at 19:06  

Kuldeep, get sodomized first. Then u stand a good chance

kuldeep 7 February 2010 at 21:35  

this Saiful guy is a champion in many ways..on one hand he gets to c PM etc etc...on the other hand he gets overseas trips,private meetings,pair of pants from the boss...really great for a rookie
& certainly not many drop outs can achieve so much in so little time?

no thanks on the sodomy suggestion..prefer to keep my nose clean of such vices..myb u do it and report to us?

Anonymous,  7 February 2010 at 22:01  

Very humbling and sensible statement from a senior politician. Hope it permeate to all politicians, people on the street, MSM and bloggers.

End of the day, we all human. We have dignity.

Sayang Bangsa

Anonymous,  8 February 2010 at 00:24  

Dato', your calm and reasoned commentary is like a bright, shining beacon above a dark sea of jabbering, ignorant voices.

Passerby

Peter 8 February 2010 at 00:30  

Who is this Walla? Very well reasoned arguments.

Are You Gonna Go My Way,  8 February 2010 at 02:54  

Are we saying Saiful is lying?
Are we also saying those witnesses in the earlier case were lying?

Are you saying Anwar is a saint?
What give you all people the right to say all the above statements. I and many others choose not to believe all of you. So let the court decides. If you dont believe in our justice system. Please all lawyers resign en bloc.

btw, why anwar's room in one of his house when he was still the DPM had wall to wall mirrors plus mirrors on the ceilings. For aerobic exercise?

Wenger J. Khairy 8 February 2010 at 08:38  

Tn. Are You Gonna Go My Way,
Lingam tuan, lingam. The truth is out there.

If people do as u say, then the truth shall always be hidden.

Are You Gonna Go My Way,  8 February 2010 at 13:11  

wenger,

You refer to the lingam tape as your authority? What about all those tape of Anwar.

You not as bright as I thought...or you choose to overlook just because you hate mahathir. Any enemies of mahathir are my friends...right?

Wenger J. Khairy 8 February 2010 at 19:41  

Dear AYGMY,
Yes - right now it does seem that way that any enemy of Tun is my friend, I won't deny that. But there could be enemies of Tun that are completely against my value system, and if so, then they cannot be my friend.

You made a mention of the judiciary. I refer to the Lingam tape because it is the only conclusive proof to emerge that confirms peoples suspicion.

It is just my opinion. I phrased in a way that such way not to be accused of disrespecting the judiciary, a crime punishable by its own right.

Does my opinion count? Of course not, its the opinion of millions of people who go to polls that count. If you sincerely believe that the courts are free and just, then thats a good thing, because I am of the opinion that it is better to have a positive opinion than a negative opinion.

So I do not condemn nor vigorously oppose your point of view. I won't attend a demo nor publicly ridicule our CJ system. But I do try to stay out of trouble becos, I am not as confident as you that I would get a fair trial. Is this fear people have of the CJ good? That is debatable.

Sic

Garrett 19 July 2010 at 14:02  

"I may not agree with Anwar on many issues and I am sure many share this feeling- but even he deserves the respect accorded to another fellow human being. The daily vilification of Anwar makes it appear, as though Anwar Ibrahim is less than human. How could we discard any sense of decorum and compassion and allow all those humane considerations which we normally readily offer the deprived and unfortunates be overwhelmed by the vilest of depictions and spiteful venom?
I am very disturbed at how we treat Anwar who is after all a former DPM.
But what about the accuser? The accuser is not, like we are told and encouraged to believe, a hapless unknown. He has the comforting protection of the government."

Bravo, Sakmongkol...for this statement alone, you have my deepest respect. I do not like Anwar, but he is still a human being and should be treated as such. Thank you.

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