Thursday, July 31, 2008
Will The Government Be The Toyol(Leprechaun) Again?
It was reported in Malaysia Insider that the government may appoint the Solicitor-General (SG) as DPP (Deputy Public Prosecutor) in the Anwar's sodomy case, if he is charged.
In my earlier article I have recommended another person to be the prosecutor instead of the AG (Attorney-General) due to serious allegations by Anwar of past misdeeds in his previous sodomy case.
I can see the PM is taking a step in the right direction and I do believe the SG Datuk Idris bin Harun is competent to do his job without fear or favour. Will public opinion change?
Although the government can ignore public opinion and do what any government should do under normal circumstances, but in this particularly dicey case, the government should walk with caution and should be seen as having no vested interest in the case.The services of an independent reputable foreign prosecutor should be seriously considered to complement the SG.This will remove all doubts from majority of the population that the government is still pulling the strings.
Below are background information of the Solicitor-General: