"It is not merely of some importance ,but is of fundamental importance that Justice should not only be done ,but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done ."
Lord Chief Justice Hewart of Sussex
"The court will not inquire whether he did in fact favour one side unfairly ,Suffice it is that reasonable people might think he did .The reason is plain enough .Justice must be rooted in confidence and confidence is destroyed when right minded people go away thinking 'The judge is biased' ."
"Now we know why the people of Perak and elsewhere in Malaysia are making harsh statement about the former Lord President and the current Sultan of Perak......It is a perception of the people that matters ,and the confidence of the people is destroyed when they go away thinking that he was biased :that he had been influenced by Najib ."
N H Chan ,former Court of Appeal judge .
" The million dollar question in '2009 Malaysia' is :must a sultan behave like a judge ,a man of wisdom or an absolute monarch .I dunno but I guess that is none of my business ,but if the institution wants to survive as long as the Sun rises in the East and sets down in the West ,they have all got to 'wise up' .
The answer probably is 'all of the above' .A God fearing absolute monarch ,wise in the ways of this modern world ,having the mind of either Lord Denning ,Hewart or better still our very own Salleh Abas .Why not ?An absolute Malay Monarch as described who 'hires and fires ' would be many times better than the present ,past and future 'bendaharas' who seemed to flout all rules of law ,practice nepotism ,condone corruption amongst junior colleagues ,lack the political will to change for the better and above all show no obvious indications and signs of fear for and accountability to God ..
[...see Sept 12 th ,2008 ,Pearls& Gem : I Put it To You,Sir or Who Amongst You Still wants To Be PM ?..religion/philosophy....and August 9th ,2008 : Is There Life Beyond Anwar and Najib ?..current affairs/politics ]
'They' make a meal out of the fact that MACC is going to bring to court an MB who distributed and slaughtered 46 cows for the poor [ I do not think he even get to 'eat' the meat ] ,forgetting the billions of ringgit the nation lost in term of possible 'distributive income' when a senior woman minister gave thousands of AP's to cronies and relatives ,IPP's that rob millions from the raayats to enrich just a few . [ the list of Malaysian billionaires recently released showed at least 5 Yo's...one wonder how come the 'Yo's are so 'cleber' !Uxbridge or Harvard Business School stuff probably or just nominees ? ] Hyper inflated ,substandard highways and byways . 200 millions RM 'soft soft ' loan to someone connected to another woman ex minister , who never deal with' lembu' , to invigorate the Malaysian lembu business .Make one wonder how many millions actually going to the business and how many going elsewhere.The bigger wonder would be whether the loan would at all be paid finally ?And that Javanese drama superclown ,KT , who make his now world famous 'non English' speaking predecessor comes out smelling like a fresh rose ! [ God forbids that he wins the 'erection' and be in contention for PM in 10 years time ] .
So on and so forth .Etc etc ,etc and etc .
Yes the raayats are already nauseated ad infinitum with all these antics .An absolute monarch would do better anytime than this bunch of clowns !At least a corrupt self serving bendahara could get summarily hanged right away or has his head chopped off and the 'heart' pain of the long suffering 'raayats' be dispensed with ! "
Dr Nik Howk