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Oct 8, 2008

We Need More Judges Like Her



Justice Komathy is a judge of bravery. I knew that it was not easy for Sessions Court judge SM Komathy Suppiah to have decided to reject the prosecution's bid to to transfer Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy case to a higher court, which opposition supporters fear could be politically motivated. But she tend to do the most daring decision at the time.

Before delivering her ruling yesterday, justice Komathy had turned towards lead prosecutor Mohd Yusof and dropped a remark puzzling those in court. "Do I look nervous? I am," she said, without elaborating. Her confession speaks for itself. Why was she nervous? Could it be that she knew that she had to face the consequence? Something unpleasant? Something bad? Of course, a judge has no liberty to reveal 'dark' secrets to the public. Did she receive any undue pressure or threat prior to her decision? I wonder... All I know that she is brave to do what she does best - to deliver justice!

Hope all judges to have the same character as Komathy and not biased and unfair in maintaining the purity of judiciary system.

5 comments:

malaysiaReconstructor said...

yap....not easy task for her to insist the justice under interference of executive.....but after tun hamid retire, i wonder do her can still hold it? especially if the succesor is zaki

Anonymous said...

Yes she did it very well...

Satish said...

i wonder how many threats from phone calls she received after stating her decision...hehe

Sze Jia said...

the judiciary in Malaysia is the darkest place to be.

vasantarao appalasamy said...

@malaysiaReconstructor - u r very true indeed, Zaki of course will make the things worse

@Satish - yes, may be several warning letters too.. who knows?

@sze jia - I do think so bro... let we hope the PM's promises to reform judiciary system in malaysia