Thursday, July 31, 2008

Will The Government Be The Toyol(Leprechaun) Again?

Hantu Laut

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:



Duties and Function of 
Solicitor General


The Solicitor General assists the Attorney General and is by law empowered to perform any of the functions that can be performed by the Attorney General. This is provided under Section 40A of the Eleventh Schedule to the Federal Constitution.

Under subsection 376(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code, the Solicitor General shall have all powers of a Deputy Public Prosecutor and shall act as a Public Prosecutor in the absence or inability of the Attorney General to act.

The Solicitor General is also responsible for civil matters, interviews, intakes, transfers, postings and promotions of officers and any other duties directed by the Attorney General.

 

Duties and Function of
Solicitor General II


The post of Solicitor General II has been created and came into effect on 16 April 2007 through the Waran Perjawatan Bil. A46 Tahun 2007 dated 20 April 2007. Following the existence of the new post, currently there are two (2) Solicitor Generals in the Attorney General’s Chambers.

The Solicitor General II is responsible for matters related to drafting of legislations, law reform and revision matters, responsible in overseeing and supervising the State Legal Officers and all administration matters other than finance and budget, interviews, intakes, transfers, postings and promotions of officers and any other duties directed by the Attorney General.

Below is the Organisation Chart.




From the chart above it appears that the Solicitor-General is under the Attorney-General.


As I have said earlier the SG may be impartial and competent but public opinion will not change if he alone does the job.


Many Malaysians believe in the occult, toyol and cerita dongeng but the conspiracy to fix Anwar is no cerita dongeng. To them it is true and the toyol is the government.


It's time the Prime Minister and his government walk the ground and feel the pulse of discontent and do something about it.


It's public opinion that makes or kills a government and Anwar knew it and depended on it to discredit the government.


Who is the wolf in sheep's clothing ?


Read:The Osman Conspiracy?


2 comments:

kittykat46 said...

The authorities need to get in touch with the rumbling on the ground (if they are still capable of doing so).

A lot of ordinary people, far, far more than just hard-core Anwar supporters, do not trust the government on this case.

Hantu Laut said...

kittykat46,

That maybe so but don't forget they are still elected by the people and Anwar is trying to topple a legally elected government by dubious means