What has become of this country? Have we become the wild and woolly? The land of barbarians.
Now, you can show disrespect for a judge in a court house.Courtesy of Pakatan Rakyat, the government in waiting that many Malaysians think they deserve.
Since the dawn of a new era, the born again democracy, it's free for all, even in the court house where judges are held in high esteem, uncouth and contemptuous behaviour insulting a judge has become accepted form.So called freedom..... masking a culture of 'kurang ajar'. Boundless effort to ridicule the judiciary.
Our judge Mohd Zabidin has stayed cool, calm and collected in spite of being called a liar.He could have cited Karpal Singh for contempt and send him straight to jail.He was smart not to fall into the trap.That's what exactly Anwar and his lawyer wanted. To sell to Malaysians that the judiciary is corrupted and controlled by the executive.
Karpal unruly behaviour was nothing but an attempt at disrupting and delaying the court proceeding.They are using every trick up their sleeves to delay the case.Attack on the judge was designed to make him look bias to serve the court of public opinion.
I hope when our lordship return on the 18th he would cite the uncouth or aptly what the Malay would call 'kurang ajar' Lion of Jelutong' for contempt and send him straight to jail.
A judge who feels someone is improperly challenging or ignoring the court's authority has the power to declare the defiant person in contempt of court. There are two types of contempt, criminal and civil. Criminal contempt occurs when the contemnor actually interferes with the ability of the court to function properly - for example, by yelling at the judge or calling the judge a liar. This is also called direct contempt because it occurs directly in front of the judge. A criminal contemnor may be fined, jailed or both as punishment for his act.
Disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent behavior toward the judge or magistrates while holding the court, tending to interrupt the due course of a trial or other judicial proceeding, may be prosecuted as "direct" contempt. The term "direct" means that the court itself cites the person in contempt by describing the behavior observed on the record. Direct contempt is distinctly different from indirect contempt, wherein another individual affected by a court order may file papers alleging contempt against a person who has willfully violated a lawful court order.
Need I say more?
Singh is King