UNPROFESSIONAL Lawyer Accusing High Court Judge Of Not Being IMPARTIAL
Events unfolding in the KL High Court today brings to light AGAIN the question whether POLITICIANS are fit to be PROFESSIONAL LAWYERS. As much the rakyat are expecting IMPARTIALITY from the Learned Judges, the rakyat also expect PROFESSIONALISM in the conduct of lawyers. Rakyat expect the lawyers to be part of the total Judicial System in delivering justice, rather than HIJACKING JUSTICE for their Clients.
The SODOMY 2 trial has barely passed three days mark. Yet, Anwar’s lead counsel, Karpal Singh, has started ACCUSING the Learned Judge of NOT being impartial, in an attempt to force the Judge to resign, based on FLIMSY excuses including how the news of what transpired in court , and related visit to the alleged CRIME SCENE , were reported by a newspaper, Utusan Malaysia.
When I first saw the Utusan front page report, depicting Saiful pointing to a bed in the Damansara condo unit, witnessed by the Learned Judge, Karpal Singh and Anwar himself among others, I thought it was a FAIR reporting, with elements of TRUTH and TRANSPARENCY which the rakyat are looking for. As some people say, ‘Picture does not lie’. Never crossed my mind that Karpal Singh would use that as a basis to DISQUALIFY a High Court Judge.
Karpal Singh may have CROSSED CERTAIN LINE when he ACCUSED the Learned Judge of lying. I believe, the Learned Judge did not take fault in Utusan depicting the bed because THE BED was mentioned in Saiful’s earlier testimony, how Anwar, only wrapped in white towel, was standing by THE BED, before the alleged KISSING and SODOMY took place.
In related issue, it baffled me also, why Karpal Singh earlier on was so unhappy with Utusan quoting Saiful ‘tidak mahu diliwat lagi’. To me, Utusan merely quoted what was uttered by Saiful in the open court. Karpal should understand that Utusan has their own ethics in reporting, UNLIKE The Rocket, Harakah and Suara Keadilan, who tend to issue JUDGEMENTS on BN leaders without having to go to the court.
From what transpired today, I believe, the ARROGANT acts of Karpal Singh is part of Anwar’s STRATEGY of defense, which a includes DELAYING THE TRIAL, and STRETCHING IT AS LONG AS POSSIBLE, including DISQUALIFYING judges. Obviously, Karpal Singh is EXPERIENCED ENOUGH to ‘find faults’ in any Judge. Assuming Karpal is successful in changing one Judge after another, and the proceedings takes several months, then there would be NO MORE judges to appear in SODOMY 2. That’s Anwar’s wishful thinking…..
I believe Karpal is not acting PROFESSIONAL. Being the Chairman of DAP, a partner of Anwar-led PKR in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition, Karpal Singh is HUMAN ENOUGH to take into account POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS in practising his legal profession. If Anwar eventually found to be guilty and put in prison, it will practically put an end to the FRAGILE Pakatan Rakyat.
Karpal has gone overboard in calling a High Court judge a LIAR. All because Karpal is not only a lawyer, but he is also a politician.