OH, DEAR GOD!
Are the rulers under pressure or what?
Why nominate a Chief Justice who is a controversial ex-UMNO guy?
No one really cares for Malaysia.
How can this CJ be impartial, unbias and fair?
He used to be UMNO’s legal counsel for many years.
There’s a conflict of interest, too. He used to be a businessman.
Ganesh Sahathevan has lots of stories about Zaki here in his blog “Malaysian’s Judiciary“.
Only the other day we asked: “How can we allow a criminal (to serve) as AG?” . And before we knew it, this!
The rulers have also issued a statement after their meeting in Terengganu, which in not so many words, is saying “SHUT UP!”:
“The Malay Rulers hold the constitutional role to safeguard the special privileges, position, eminence and greatness of the Malay Rulers, safeguard Islam, Malay as the National Language, and the genuine interests of the other communities in Malaysia.
“The actions of certain quarters in disputing and questioning these matters, which formed the primary basis for the formation of Malaysia and are enshrined in the Federal Constitution, had caused provocation and uneasiness among the people.
In retaliation, several quarters particularly Malay leaders whether in the government or non-governmental organisations as well as individuals had expressed their dissatisfaction and anger against those who had made the statements and reports and organised the forums.
“Among the reasons identified for these to have occurred is the cursory knowledge of those concerned regarding the historical background as to why these provisions were enshrined in the Federal Constitution and the influence of their attempts to implicate the principles of impartiality and justice without regard for the historical background and social condition of this country.
Narrow political interests are also a cause.
“Unless this phenomenon is arrested immediately, it can lead to disunity and racial strife that can undermine the peace and harmony which has all this while brought progress, development and success to the nation.
“As such, it is necessary for the Conference of Rulers to emphasise and remind all quarters of these constitutional provisions besides giving emphasis to the assurance of safeguarding the genuine rights of other communities.
Now I know why we had all the “sandiwaras” of the last few weeks. Do you get it now?