Stumbled upon this paragraphs on the latest International Herald Tribune article:
Mastor Mohamad Ariff, the deputy commander of the squad, told the court that his men were trained never to question their orders.”In other words, they are like robots?” asked the lead prosecutor, Abdul Majid Hamzah. He was on the witness stand, answering questions about the 2nd accused – Sirul Azhar’s ‘inadmissible’ confession about Altantuya’s murder.
“Yes, they only receive instructions from their superiors,” said Mastor.
Before he ended his testimony, the senior police officer said Abdul Razak Baginda should not have been able to order C/Insp Azilah to commit any crime. (TheSTAR).
So, the question is: WHO IS/ARE THE SUPERIOR (S)?
Will the DPPs pursue this question? We would have to ‘wait and see’.
Otherwise, over at Thomas Fuller’s IHT:
Observers say they are satisfied with the seemingly unfettered flow of testimony from witnesses and the fact that details of the trial are reported daily in the country’s pro-government newspapers, often on the front pages.
“So far, overall, I’m not saying it’s perfect, but it seems to be fair and open,” said Ramon Navaratnam, a former deputy secretary general of the Malaysian Finance Ministry, who is president of the Malaysian chapter of Transparency International, an anti-corruption organization. “There are no holds barred,” he said. “The judge seems to be very neutral.”
Say…Mr. Fuller, why didn’t you interview me? Or the least you can do is read all the intelligent comments on this blog, and you get a picture what real people think (about the Altantuya trials).