Royal Pardon Be Careful What You Wish For


 


Desperate to prolong his days as a free man, the convicted felon, Najib Abdul Razak, has requested a postponement in his SRC appeal hearing, but more importantly, he has denied that he would like a royal pardon. We know that the reality is, in fact, the opposite.
Najib has sought to portray himself as a victim of the corruption crimes, and has claimed that he wants to be tried fairly in court because that is 'the only way to clear his name'.
He dismissed the attempts of the NGO, Pertubuhan Sahabat Ulul Amri Malaysia (PSUAM), to seek a royal pardon for him. He denied that he had requested PSUAM to act on his behalf.
After both he and his lawyer had apparently employed various delay tactics to attend court, the rakyat are apprehensive. They are convinced that the delay can only mean one thing. A royal pardon is in the pipeline.
If the rakyat think this, then their faith in the judiciary is paper-thin. Who can blame them? The struggling poor, desperate to feed their starving children, may steal cans of food but are immediately hauled to jail, while white-collar criminals are not.
We could only stare in disbelief when told that Najib's crime is a bailable offence. Until his appeal process is exhausted, he is a free man. He travels extensively and tells everyone that he has been wronged.
So, despite Najib being tried, convicted, and sentenced to 12 years jail, fined RM210 million, and called a national embarrassment by the three Court of Appeal panel judges, who upheld his guilty verdict, the desperate Najib will convince the gullible of his innocence.
Wrong message
What would be the consequences of Najib receiving a royal pardon? Any right-minded, sane, and law-abiding person with half a brain will know that the message it gives will do a lot of damage to the country.
How will the rakyat react? Najib's supporters will be celebrating, but what about the average Malaysian?
Instead of reducing corruption, a pardon may encourage more bribery and crime because it belittles our efforts to eradicate graft and punish the wrongdoer.
A royal pardon will make Najib very happy, his party will be ecstatic, and he can probably resume where he left off - to continue being party leader, have another jab at being prime minister, and continue to plunder the rakyat's money. His enemies will fume and realise how powerless they are.
In 1MDB, Najib successfully ‘stole’ from the rakyat, but if he had a second go at taxpayers' money, he and his inner circle will be better equipped. He knows which pitfalls to avoid, which bits he must keep ultra-secret, which people to trust, and the precautions needed to prevent exposure. 1MDB and the trials were the test run.
Many people will wonder what will happen to his criminal past, in particular his charge sheet of corrupt undertakings. Is it wiped clean? Or is it stored somewhere safe, shrouded in secrecy? Will the history books portray him as a wronged man, who fought hard to prove his innocence? Or a conniving master-criminal?
The other group of people to breathe a sigh of relief will be corrupt politicians and civil servants, especially those whose crimes have not yet been exposed.
If it can be done once, then it can be done again and again. Najib's cronies, or any political crony, will also be happy. If the world's worst kleptocrat can pull off a royal pardon, surely other corrupt people can do the same. There must be a simple formula that Najib can share with them.
Time is money, and crooked businessmen, who are hampered by delays in obtaining relevant approvals for their businesses, will be delighted. Delays will eat into their profits, and if a palm can be greased to speed things up, they will do it. However, bosses of companies who diligently stick to the rules can only feel despair.
Najib’s revenge
Revenge is a dish best served cold. The freed and pardoned Najib will find that it is more satisfying to take his time when punishing those who betrayed him and whose evidence helped convict him.
The judiciary must also be prepared for a backlash. When corrupt politicians are not sent to prison immediately after being sentenced, it makes people mistrust the judiciary and the authorities. They lose confidence in the legal system.
People go to work to earn a decent wage, but corrupt politicians who steal taxpayers' money will do much harm to society. There should be no delay in punishing the corrupt.
As a result of a pardon, the MACC should be disbanded. What's the point of an anti-corruption body if the guilty are then set free? The rakyat will also wonder why they bother to obey the law.
They will be furious at the waste of resources - hundreds of millions of ringgits spent on building a case against Najib, and thousands of man-hours on research for the trials, the lawyers and the court's time.
If the politician who steals is not made accountable, then who is? Are the people who set Najib free the ones who should be held accountable?
It is not just the reputation of the country which is at stake. There are no points for guessing why a distinct, select group of people may find that their futures might be irrevocably altered. - Mkini
MARIAM MOKHTAR is a defender of the truth, the admiral-general of the Green Bean Army, and president of the Perak Liberation Organisation (PLO). Blog, Twitter.
The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of MMKtT.


Artikel ini hanyalah simpanan cache dari url asal penulis yang berkebarangkalian sudah terlalu lama atau sudah dibuang :

http://malaysiansmustknowthetruth.blogspot.com/2022/07/royal-pardon-be-careful-what-you-wish.html

Kempen Promosi dan Iklan
Kami memerlukan jasa baik anda untuk menyokong kempen pengiklanan dalam website kami. Serba sedikit anda telah membantu kami untuk mengekalkan servis percuma aggregating ini kepada semua.

Anda juga boleh memberikan sumbangan anda kepada kami dengan menghubungi kami di sini
Drama Kbs 2tv Releases The Warm Group Poster For If You Wish Upon Me

Drama Kbs 2tv Releases The Warm Group Poster For If You Wish Upon Me

papar berkaitan - pada 2/8/2022 - jumlah : 89 hits
The group poster for If You Wish Upon Me has been released which will make viewers happy KBS 2TV s new Wednesday Thursday drama If You Wish Upon Me which is scheduled to premiere at 9 50pm on Wednesday 10 August is showing the best poster o...
What You Can Do To Make Your House More Durable

What You Can Do To Make Your House More Durable

papar berkaitan - pada 16/7/2022 - jumlah : 80 hits
A durable home is very important for many reasons Your home is your place of refuge for all of your life and provides you with shelter and protection from the elements for a long period The post appeared first on
Modern Dining Tables What You Need To Know

Modern Dining Tables What You Need To Know

papar berkaitan - pada 17/7/2022 - jumlah : 65 hits
Many people have furniture in their homes that are much older than they are While it may be comfortable it may not be in line with the trends of the current decade Consider purchasing a The post appeared first on
Drama The Reason Why Ji Chang Wook Chose If You Wish Upon Me I Cried A Lot After Reading The Script

Drama The Reason Why Ji Chang Wook Chose If You Wish Upon Me I Cried A Lot After Reading The Script

papar berkaitan - pada 27/7/2022 - jumlah : 115 hits
Actor Ji Chang wook will present a new side of himself that we have never seen before KBS 2TV s new Wednesday Thursday drama If You Wish Upon Me which is scheduled to premiere at 9 50pm on
Drama Compliments To Ji Chang Wook And Sung Dong Il S Acting In If You Wish Upon Me

Drama Compliments To Ji Chang Wook And Sung Dong Il S Acting In If You Wish Upon Me

papar berkaitan - pada 22/7/2022 - jumlah : 143 hits
An unusual first meeting between Ji Chang Wook and Sung Dong Il in If You Wish Upon Me was revealed KBS 2TV s new Wednesday Thursday drama If You Wish Upon Me which will premiere on 10 August will have an uncomfortable first meeting between...
For Muslims Who Wish To Believe In The Quran Allah And The Rasul

For Muslims Who Wish To Believe In The Quran Allah And The Rasul

papar berkaitan - pada 19/7/2022 - jumlah : 78 hits
dan janganlah engkau hiraukan celaan cacian mereka serta berserahlah kepada Allahdisregard their insults and put your trust in Allah To all my Muslim readers here are some general questions 1 Do you believe in the Quran If your answer is ye...
Drama If You Wish Upon Me Ji Chang Wook Sung Dong Il And Choi Soo Young Full Of Healing Emotions

Drama If You Wish Upon Me Ji Chang Wook Sung Dong Il And Choi Soo Young Full Of Healing Emotions

papar berkaitan - pada 20/7/2022 - jumlah : 88 hits
Expectations are high for actors Ji Chang Wook Sung Dong Il and Choi Soo Young s synergy KBS 2TV s new Wednesday Thursday drama If You Wish Upon Me released a three person poster on 19 July showing Ji Chang Wook
Politically Frank Umno Linked To Corrupted Leaders What About Mahathir Dap Ask Umno Man

Politically Frank Umno Linked To Corrupted Leaders What About Mahathir Dap Ask Umno Man

papar berkaitan - pada 4/8/2022 - jumlah : 83 hits
It is a serious accusation to say Umno is led by corrupt leaders said Umno supreme council member Razlan Rafii Taking the former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as an example he claimed during Mahathir s administration cases linked t...
Drama Ji Chang Wook X Choi Soo Young Explode With Bickering Chemistry In If You Wish Upon Me

Drama Ji Chang Wook X Choi Soo Young Explode With Bickering Chemistry In If You Wish Upon Me

papar berkaitan - pada 27/7/2022 - jumlah : 78 hits
KBS 2TV s new Wednesday Thursday drama If You Wish Upon Me released a third teaser video showing how Yoon Gyeo Re and Seo Yeon Joo slowly
Rambut Anak Digunting Ketika Tidur Pakaian Diconteng Digunting Ibu Dakwa Anaknya Menjadi Mangsa Khianat Di Mrsm Kuantan

Hujan Deras Rendam Jalur Solo Semarang Sejumlah Kereta Terganggu

11 Orang Masih Dirawat Di Madinah Kjri Pastikan Terus Pantau Kondisi Jemaah

Huawei S Lightest And Thinnest 11 Inch Tablet The Huawei Matepad Pro 11 Is Coming Soon This August 19

Kuala Lipis Tahfiz Teacher Assaulted Over Meal Price Dispute Receives Four Stitches

Was Lcs Project Planned To Help Pay Off Bad Debts Harapan Duo Ask Najib

Viva Dah Merajuk

Dua Di Tahan Polis Tiga Lagi Termasuk Suspek Utama Kes Pukul Di Tahfiz Lipis Di Kenal Pasti



5 Perbezaan Besar Cara Hidup di Singapura Berbanding Malaysia

5 Filem Adiwira Bajet Besar Dengan Kesan CGI Teruk

7 Barangan Jenama Supreme Paling Mahal di Dunia

Sah Bercerai Noh Salleh Minta Doa Peminat

Biodata Namie Smy Kumpulan Ubi Peserta Muzikal Lawak Superstar 2022 Personaliti Tiktok


Hafiz Mahamad Bukan Sahaja Pemurah Dengan Isteri Terkini Buat Kejutan Bawa 120 Staf Tunai Umrah

Telefilem Dalang Di Tv1

Biasa Awali Perjalanan Dengan Membaca Alfatiha Antara Kakek Dan Cucunya

Luar Biasa Pesta Dhilla Dan Febi Di Kulim Jalan Pesantren Ikhwan Pekan

Kplb Pandang Serius Serah Pihak Polis Siasat Isu Kes Buli Yang Berlaku Di Mrsm Kuantan

Kami Tak Jemu Kerana Pimpinan Kami Dalam Ph Masih Boleh Dipercayai Dan Dapat Diharap Menjaga Negara