Judex habere debet duos sales, salem sapicutiae, ne sit insipidus, et salem conscientiea, ne sit diabolous..
'A judge should have two salts, the salt of wisdom, lest he be insipid; and the salt of conscience, lest he be devilish'.
It is so easy in this country to denounce a judge as a bad judge. THIS case is a classic example.
The judge (Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah) did NOT know the law on judicial bias while the rest of us ordinary people, who have been apprised of the law by this article, know what judicial bias means.
But only in THIS country can one find INCOMPETENT judges.
You don't find mediocre judges in Singapore or elsewhere in a common law country. It is not possible to fault a Singaporean judge for incompetence because he knows the law.
The moral of this unsavoury episode is this:
If you appoint MEDIOCRE lawyers to the Bench you will get SUBSTANDARD judges.
From what we have experienced so far from the Perak takeover cases, the quality of most of our judges is suspect.
In the meantime what should we do with so many bad apples in the barrel?
If only the opposition won in the next general election, then we could get rid of all the bad apples through Parliament.
READ MORE HERE AT MALAYSIA UNPLUGGED.
At 11:47am the Judge asked for a copy of Anwar’s statement HERE made from the dock.
Read carefully and rest well. We will be watching you….as Agustine Paul presumably will too, from WHERE he is!
We fervently pray that you will prosecute and not persecute.