Former AG slams Justice Chin

Former AG Slams Justice Chin

News Headline 2008-06-11 17:41

PETALING JAYA: Former Attorney General Abu Talib Othman today slammed High Court Judge Ian H.C. Chin claiming that former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had threatened judges during his premiership.

Abu Talib who is also Human Rights Commissioin (Suhakam) chairman said the judge, “should not talk about this outside the court, his action was inappropriate because his allegation was not related with the cases which he is handling now,” Abu Talib told Sin Chew Daily when contacted in Petaling Jaya Wednesday (11 June).

Abu Talib said Chin’s action has violated the code of ethics and he urged the High Court Judge to look seriously on this issue.

The former AG saidAbu Talib said it was impossible for former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed “to issue a thinly veiled threat to remove judges by referring to the tribunal that was set up before” at the judges’ conference in 1997 as alleged by Chin.

He added Mahathir only expressed his personal views on the judgment by Chin, and his statement might be wrongly interpreted by Ian Chin.

He said he was disappointed with the judge ‘s action when he read the news in the newspaper.

“Since the case mentioned by Ian Chin happened in 1997, therefore I am not sure about the case,” he said. (He was the former Attorney General and he retired in October, 1993).

Justice Ian Chin said that former prime minister Mahathir Mohamed had threatened judges. He also said he and selected judges were sent to a boot camp to ensure they got the message.

Justice Datuk Ian Chin, 60, is the most senior of the 48 High Court judges in the country.

Justice Chin said this before hearing an election petition on Monday (9 June) challenging the results of the Sarikei parliamentary seat which was won by a Barisan Nasional candidate by just 51 votes.

Meanwhile, Dr Mahathir has refused has declined comments. By LEE MENG FUN/ Sin Chew Daily)

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Media Saka Bangsa mula mengkritik Kerajaan PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah

Setelah berjaya memperkenalkan weblognya Media Saka Bangsa, hari ini Sekretariat Perhubungan Media Pemuda UMNO mengorak langkah untuk mengkritik Kerajaan Pusat bawah Kepimpinan PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi dalam soal kenaikan harga runcit petrol dengan mendadak dan proses membuat keputusan, yang dilihat akan makin membebankan rakyat.

Dipetik dari artikel “Minyak”:

Kita tidak mahu kesan domino kenaikan kos harian akibat dari kenaikan mendongak harga minyak mentah menjalar hingga menjejaskan keamanan, keselamatan dan kesejahteraan negara.

Dengan kenaikan kos isi rumah ini, rakyat tiada pilihan, mereka terpaksa bersabar dan berkorban walau pun tanpa nasihat dari kerajaan supaya berbuat demikian. Dalam masa yang sama pihak kerajaan harus memikirkan tindakan luar kotak untuk menyelamatkan rakyat dan negara dari perbilangan ‘sudah terhantuk baru nak tengadah’. Kalau kita pernah melakukannya sewaktu krisis matawang kenapa tidak kali ini……..

Tepuk dada, Tanya selera

Ini dengan jelas bahawa apa yang disebut Exco Pemuda UMNO Dato’ Sazmi Miah dalam program “Suntikan Semangat Satria” bahawa 1/3 dikalangan Exco Pemuda UMNO tidak selalu setuju dan akur kepada Kepimpinan dalam banyak isu dan perkara.

Media Saka Bangsa juga mula membuktikan bahawa ianya akan menjadi medium No holds barred bagi rakyat, terutama generasi muda untuk meluahkan pandangan, pendapat, cadangan dan kritik secara terbuka.

Syabas diucapkan kepada Exco Pemuda UMNO yang berani mengotakan janji bahawa mereka akan mengunakan saluran rasmi lidah mereka melalui media alternatif ini untuk memperjuangkan kepentingan majoriti rakyat, yang pada masa ini amat memerlukan pembelaan.

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