Image from travel.u.nu
Above is the Palace of Justice ! The Justice Ministry. See what grandeur! But alas, the grandeur is ONLY in concrete, not brains!
UNBELIEVABLE ! to hear Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law Minister) Zaid Ibrahim (NST, 9 May 2008) say this:
There are more than 900,000 unresolved cases in the lower courts alone. At the High Courts, the number of cases stands at more than 91,000.
“Enough studies have been carried out by the government, the Bar Council and the Human Rights Commission on causes for the backlog. It is time we see results,” he said, adding he has given himself six months to reduce the number of unresolved cases.
“It is cause for concern because most of the cases involving the layman is in the lower courts.”
We spent RM40 million sending a tourist to space, another RM1.14 million for nonsensical advisors to the government, and we can’t spend money on more courts, judges, and staff?
Justice delayed is justice denied, don’t they know already? Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s reform tactics are NOTHING if this poor administrative concerns are not addressed.