Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Why Nizar shouldn't appeal to Federal Court


Legal Perak menteri besar Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin’s lawyers are set to appeal to the Federal Court to overturn the scandalous ruling made by the Appeals Courts on Friday last week. That the judgment was the most ridiculous, callous and cruel ruling ever made after Anwar’s staged-managed convictions is not in doubt.

Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has already started to lure Nizar into his trap by saying that Pakatan should appeal to the Federal Court. He was quoted by The Star saying: “I understand they will likely appeal to the Federal Court. It is their right to do that and we will ACCEPT the decision by the Federal Court which is the highest court.” (Emphasis of the word accept is mine). He repeated this particular statement since last Friday.

There is more than meets the eye in Najib challenging Pakatan to appeal to the Federal Court. He is prodding Nizar to go on, after all Najib knows the outcome. It is what the Arabs call Amrun qad qudiya bil-layl (A matter that has been pre-determined) but the one who determined it feigns extreme ignorance.

Please digest the statements he has made as the nation waited for the Appeal’s Court decision. Even the most stupid person could tell what was coming. He was so confident that whenever he was asked about the crisis, his only response became ‘why not wait for the Appeal’s court.’ Well, it has taken five minutes express ruling to know what he meant by ‘wait for the ruling’ and even Nizar knew and that’s why he has boycotted the Court on Friday.

In no way under any circumstance whatsoever will Nizar get a just ruling in the Federal Court. It is easier to raise the dead than that happening. Nizar should know that we are dealing with a cruel clique who are restrained neither by God nor by human decency. Zaki Azmi (the Chief Justice) knows where his bread is buttered. It took him one year to reach the pinnacle of the judiciary while it should have taken him at least 20 to 30 years. Apart from him, we know who are the other judges. This is why Najib is not only confident but is nudging Pakatan to appeal to the Federal Court.

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