Saturday, June 14, 2008

Justice Ian Chin's Allegations Meant To Shut Me Up, Says Dr Mahathir

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Friday the allegations that he "threatened" judges during his term as prime minister, was meant to shut him up.

He said even though he understood the reason for the allegations, he would continue to speak his mind and would answer all allegations in his blog.

"This is one of the ways to wallop me for speaking out but I am not going to stop. I will continue writing in my blog and it will be up to the people whether to believe (the allegations)," he told reporters here.

Asked whether he was planning to take action if the claims were not true, he said: "In which court should I bring up my case? I don't have the money and I don't know if I can win."

On Monday, Sibu High Court judge Datuk Ian Chin, while hearing a dispute over results of the March 8 general election in Sarawak, revealed that judges were threatened with dismissal if they did not make pro-government decisions.

On the statement by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak that he would not contest the Umno president's post and would instead accept the presidency by way of leadership transition, Dr Mahathir said Najib was taking the slow path to the presidency.

Najib told reporters in London on Thursday that he would not challenge Abdullah for the post. "I'm a true party man who believes in the traditional way of leadership transition," said Najib. (Bernama)


***** Dr Mahathir's claim may or may not be true. But more importantly if there was no basis to the High Court judge's allegations why should Dr M be perturbed or worried that this is an attempt by the government to muzzle him? Why indeed do we not see a strong rebuttal from the former PM on the points raised by Justice Chin? Perhaps Justice Chin has given an accurate and unvarnished description of the state of the judiciary during Dr Mahathir's tenure? Very plausible.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous SM said...

lthough I hate to say it, I think what TDM is saying here is TRUE!
Suddenly out of the blue, Justice Chin comes up with these allegations?! Come on...it seems a bit too convenient.
However, it's probably true what happened so TDM is now probably really worried!
Pak Lah seems to be getting the upper hand now.

7:07 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous lsb said...

Postings on Mahathir blog censored.

1.Lord Acton said 'Absolute power corrupts absolutely' on strong Govt

2.On judiciary, your hands are tainted. In high office you must be clean and seem to be clean, you are neither.

3.UMNO is still harping on racial politics, it polarizes the races, I would have thought you have risen above race.

4. AAB has higher morality than u by accepting a lower majority he ups democracy in M'sia. U would most likely engineered chaos.

9:55 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous lsb said...

Justice Chin in his disclosures, the then DPM is Annuar, and the Minister loitering in hotel lobby is Najib

9:59 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps TDM can explain which person (or judge) covered up the death of that Indian caddy under his watch as PM. Who was the killer? Was that boy killed because he smiled at a missed shot of a VVIP at a golf course as is rumoured? Who bribed that boy's family? Wasn't that a subversion of our justice?

No need to pretend otherwise, we all know Justice Chin is telling the truth. What he says about TDM fits in with TDM's modus operandi and even more importantly, his lack of respect for the rule of law.

8:30 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous lsb said...

Tun posted my comments, it was just slow.

4:01 PM GMT+8  

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