Thursday, August 07, 2008

Good news & bad news

The good news is that the court in exercise of its discretion has allowed Anwar Ibrahim to be released on personal bond of RM 20K without surety.

The judge had shown to the Malaysian public and the world that there's nothing wrong with the criminal justice system in Malaysia unlike what was being trumpeted by certain quarters all the while. What elementary remains elementary, everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

Anwar was not denied bail or even imposed with a conditional one this time around. Not only Anwar, other Pakatan Rakyat leaders and even the public gallery attending the above matter this morning were happy with the learned judge, showing their appreciation and singing praises of her;

Judge Komathy, in making her decision, said: "It is an elementary principle in the criminal justice process that a man is innocent until proven guilty. I do not think there is any likelihood that Datuk Seri will abscond. I'm going to release him on a personal bond for the sum of RM20,000 without surety."

The court gallery burst into raucous applause at her statement.

Anwar was pleased with the judge's decision. "She is a decent lady," he said, commenting on the way she had handled the court proceedings this morning, allowing both the prosecution and the defence team to argue the details of his bail.

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail too commended the judge for her fairness, as did DAP supremo and Ipoh Timur parliamentarian Lim Kit Siang.

"I think it is as it should be," commented Lim senior to The Malaysian Insider on Komathy's decision to allow Anwar out on a personal bond for the sum of RM20,000 but without surety.

Read more Back to the future, but better prepared this time

Now let us move on to the bad news. I read in a blog today that another blogger has been detained by the police last night, saudara Bakaq of Penarik Beca's fame. Read all about it at kickdafella's Penarik Beca in Police Custody. Sigh.


Conspiracy Theorist said...

bro LK,

Gess its gud coz d learned Judge seems favourable to Bro AnWar n PKR..we'll jst wait n bet is she'll b criticized in no time wen she do sumting against PKR/AnWar's wish..heheh...wat can I say..(",)


Anonymous said...

human nature, u good to me, I good to u..u kacau me....I kacau u la.