Thursday, February 14, 2008


Hantu Laut

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark".

Many would have thought it was Hamlet who said that.Only Shakespearean purists and those who read Shakepeare's plays as literature in school would know it wasn't Hamlet who said it.The famous phrase was actually said by a minor character named Marcellus, an officer in the palace.

There is something rotten in the city of Kuala Lumpur.

A corrupt ex-chief judge, a crooked lawyer, a greedy businessman and a dead victim.

Shakespeare would have jumped out of his grave if he could and write his next famous play that would make 'Merchant of Venice' and Shylock pale in comparison. The RM10 million awarded to Vincent Tan was the same if not worse than the pound of flesh demanded by Shylock.Judgment written by a crooked lawyer not by the presiding judge.

Why would it be the same? Because M.G.G Pillai didn't have that kind of money and Vincent Tan can make him a bankrupt just out of spite.The crooked judge knew it, the crooked lawyer knew it and the greedy businessman knew it. The only difference between 'The Merchant of Venice' and 'The Merchant of Kuala Lumpur' was -- In Shakespeare's play, Antonio was an honest merchant and the judge was upright and honest.The judge(ex-judge) in Kuala Lumpur walked, slept and ate with the devil.

The stage is set to play out Malaysia's most shameful act of political tyranny, skullduggery, betrayal, personal greed and judicial corruption.

Judgment made in the hall of justice more criminal than the crime itself. Justice for sale to those who can pay and hell to those who can't.For some unfortunate souls the Hall of Justice had turned out to be the Hell of Justice.

Day by day the dirty linens of the judiciary and politicians are being washed in public.

A plaintiff's lawyer wrote whole judgement for a lazy judge, the ACA bribed witnesses to shut their mouths and hosts of every unimaginable sins that one could possibly have not imagined happened in an establishment of such high repute and standing. A place where people seek justice and where injustices should be repaired and delivered fairly and impartially.

Only God knows how many have suffered injustices at the hand of corrupt judges and greedy lawyers.

These are people worse than the common thief who stole a pittance and paid for his crime. Shouldn't the punishment be more severe than the poor man who had no choice but to steal to put food on his table.

A Chief Judge who sold his soul to the devil and has no shame and remorse for what he did. A liar and a devil in disguise. Didn't have an ounce of guilt that he has shamed the whole institution that protects people from people like him.

Now that he is caught with his pants down would he carry on lying in his teeth and kept the pretence of innocent ?

This could be the tip of the iceberg, there could be other cases of lawyers having written judgement on behalf of lazy judges.

It is without any doubts the moral standard has gone down to the gutter level.

"No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar". ~Abraham Lincoln


SM said...


It only gets worse doesn't it?!
The truth will come out sooner than later & it's coming out now!
Everyone's involved...the crooked businessman (who everyone knows is a crony of the "Old Man"), the Judiciary, the crooked lawyer, the Judges (there's more than one involved), the ACA (oh God help us!).
This has come out in the right time! We are on the verge of our GE. Maybe it's time for a change?! KJ (God's gift to Malaysia?!) has told Kelantanese to vote for a change (i.e. vote PAS out). Well, maybe BN should be voted in Kelantan & voted out everywhere else!

Hantu Laut said...

I think more dirt will come out.

The ACA is a disgrace.It should be closed down and a new agency answerable directly to Parliament should be formed and with new faces.I know it would never happen as long as we have corrupt and dishonest leaders.

The moral standard in this country has really gone down to the gutter level.Everybody seemed to be on the take.

Mat Salo said...


This is one of the most powerful essays on the state of M'sian affairs that I've come across in a long while. It really warrants a wider audience.

It not only looks like everyone's on the take but confirms it! This does not bode well for the investment climate. Especially when dollars are supposed to find a haven somewhere when US sorts its mortgage mess out.

I hang my head low in shame. We're not supposed too stoop this low. After all we're not living in a despotic banana republic. Where did it go wrong?