Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Malaysia upholds the Rule of Law

Anwar's sodomy case continues hearing at the High Court today. Yesterday, the Federal Court ruled that Zambry is the lawful mentri besar of Perak. Nizar Jamaluddin has lost his legal battle. Now, how about Anwar against Saiful?

Anyway, this letter published in the Wall Street Journal draws my attention. Its from our minister Nazri Aziz who wrote 'Malaysia Upholds the Rule of Law' (with regards to Anwar's trial).

The editorial published prior to the beginning of the judicial proceeding against Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (Anwar's second sodomy trial, Feb 2nd) resented a misleading characterization of the trial by focussing on the view of the defendent, rather than presenting a balanced account that included a fair presentation of Mr Anwar's alleged victim. As a consequence, the Wall Street Journal Asia falsely cast this trial as politically motivated and portrayed the defendent as the victim. This case is not political, but a matter to be worked through in our criminal justice system, as it would in any other country. The alleged victim and his family are seeking justice, as is their right under the law. Malaysia recognises the presumption of innocence, and this case is no exception. As is the standard practice in Malaysia, the rights of both the accuser and the accused will be respected during the trial of Mr Anwar. We support due process as each party has an opportunity to present their case to an impartial judge. Similarly, our government is dedicated to upholding the rule of law and the principle that no one is above the law. Again, this case is no exception. Malaysia's legal system has the obligation to proceed, not because the accused is Mr Anwar but because it has the responsibility to protect and pursue justice on behalf of Malaysian citizens, irrespective of politics.
Nazri Abdul Aziz
Prime Minister's Department
Kuala Lumpur

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Syabas Nazri...macam gitu lah cepat cepat tulis jangan tunggu sampai tomahan mcm ni berleluasa..ni Barry Wain penyapu ni..mesti di jerat hidung nya dan dilontar kat pulau simpadan..jangan benarkan dia masuk Malaysia

Anonymous said...

jai nak jilat celah celah burek Nazri. Kes bunuh anak Nazri Aziz, apo jadi?
Jai, jai, jai ... hampak porah laa

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hashim chonel said...

Jai,

Well at least, Datuk Nazri is doing his work, he should put more effort to thwart the negative element put forward by the opposition especially Anwar's associates.

Anonymous said...

nazri aziz?

who is he?

bodek said...

ok apa!

nampaknya nazri pun follow kes anwar dan nak gak nama dia appear.

selama ni dia dah banyak buat hal dan buat benda2 karut