Chief Justice Of The Federal Court, MalaysiaThe Right Honourable Tun Dato' Sri (Dr.) Ahmad Fairuz bin Dato' Sheikh Abdul Halim S.S.M, P.S.M, S.P.M.K, S.J.M.K, S.P.M.S, S.S.D.K, S.S.A.P, S.S.M.Z, S.P.M.T, D.S.M.T, D.S.D.K, S.M.J, S.M.S, B.C.K, P.I.S
Over the past few weeks, the -should-have-been-retired CJ with 20 S(es) making up all those honorifics) has been merrily taking the public round his mulberry-bush. The Council of Rulers had already questioned his ONLY nominee for the long-vacant post of Chief Judge. To distract from the matter at hand, he opined that we could do away with the British Common Law. Great minds think alike and FOOLS seldom differed! I wonder if this still holds good in this here fair country?
He was accused of not being judicious in his choice of people he promoted in the judiciary. He was told that Federal Court Judge Hashim Yusoff was delinquent. Like all megalomaniacs he bellowed: "Show me the proof!" When further informed that the errant Judge had not written judgements in 35 cases, 4 of which the convicted are languishing in death row for the last seven years, he lamely replied that he will investigate if there was any evidence!
This is a layman's concern. What manner of Chief Justice do we have who is not aware that such blatant and flagrant misdeeds prevail during his watch. It is no wonder that one bad apple can bring disrepute to the whole barrel. When was accountability thrown out of the window with the baby?
And you know who had to have a say in this episode: loudy-mouth Nazri of course. He unabashedly cliamed: "Writing of judgements was not the only criterion to promote judges...." Maybe writing judgements come after apple-polishing and ass-smooching. If that is not the priority job of judges, what is? Eating kachang-putih whilst doddling?
Loudy continues, ...."Other criteria were patience and hardwork." Patience? Whose patience? 7 years in death-row waiting PATIENTLY for some lordship to put pen to paper? Hard work? BULLSHIT, Naazzzzrrriiiiiiiii. It is work SMART, not hard that is the prefered modus operandi today. Or haven't you heard of this before? It is not who you are, who you know, or who you ass-kissed that matters. IT IS PERFORMANCE that you are judged by.
Back to the CJ's search for evidence. DAP Chairman, Karpal Singh volunteered: "I have evidence right here and I can prove it in Parliament." That, invariably awakened the somnambalist chief exec: From what I heard (this time he did not say I don't know).....the Chief Justice has denied that the judge has failed to write his grounds of judgement in more than 30 cases.......the Chief Justice has to provide an explanation (not prove...ahemmm) for the allegation against this judge."
The PM further said it was disappointing to discover that there may be judges who had not performed their functions and dities adequately in the pursuit of justice. Loudy Naz, you heard that.......not patience, not hardwork....the PM says it is performance.
So we wait again with patience and bated breath for the CJ to unveil the needle in his hay-stack. Good luck. Easier you just tell the truth. Meanwhile the chamber awaits contributors! Volunteers?