Thursday, September 27, 2007
Walk for Justice by Malaysian Bar Council Pt.3
This photo was taken by Malaysia-Today's Editor in Chief, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, capturing myself walking along with Brother Arutchelvam from JERIT and a Dewan Muslimah PAS sister behind a banner that speaks clearly of our wish!
There were a lot of reporters and photographers covering the event and at times, we had to stop to let them get out of the way as we marched ahead with our stretched out banners.
Obstructions by the boulevard barriers and construction signboards were avoided every now and then as we moved on.
As you can see, we were marching under the hot blazing midday sun, fully heating us up, no matter that we who are Muslims were fasting and bravely striding forward for a cause!
A very important fundamental cause in fact. The cause of none other but to see to it that true integrity and neutrality return to our Malaysian judiciary!
Nothing is more important to a nation than to have a justice system that is above board.
No nation on earth can afford to close one eye on judiciary fix ups, cronyism, nepotism, and whatever bloody 'ism' that does harm to the citizens of its country when it involves matters as crucial as life or death decisions of the judges upon any individual or individuals who have to face legal action in any court of law! Same goes for the many corruption cases gone unpunished which can destroy the very institutions of this nation.
The recent travesties of justice here in Malaysia that saw many high profile cases get discharged or thrown out of court although the entire nation knows of their crimes committed and recorded complete with proof, really led to the decision by the very legal professionals themselves to take matters into their hands and march in Putrajaya demanding that the PM's Office do something to stop the rot!
As usual, Bolehland's Premier is not at home , jetsetting across the globe with his darling, oblivious to all the judicial crisis taking place here while he goes about his affairs overseas.
Never before has the nation seen its legal profession come out so strongly to demand that the Malaysian Government stop the slide in judicial integrity and take corrective actions to sack those found guilty of abusing their positions in the nation's highest legal authorities!
Today, the 26th of September, 2007 and the 14th fasting day in the holy month of Ramadan, 1428 After Hijrah, saw the 3rd protest march by our legal practitioners of Malaysia, having no other option but to demonstrate the fundamental basic rights of every citizen to take part in peaceful rallies to uphold justice.
More after this.