Ranjit Singh’s ridiculous position that Anwar and Karpal prove their innocence turns upside-down the basic presumption that an accused is innocent until proven guilty, asserts P Ramakrishnan.
What can a judge do? Stephen Tan Ban Cheng introduces a poignant tale making the rounds of how justice of a divine variety is realised by a human judge.
The Court must fulfil its responsibility to right an injustice, no matter how difficult or divisive the issues are, asserts Ragunath Kesavan.
Martin Jalleh looks at how loss of confidence in key government institutions is undermining competitiveness.
While our neighbours’ democratic space is expanding, Malaysia’s is shrinking. Only you can stop this trend through the ballot box in the coming general election, says Choo Sing Chye.
Malaysians should begin to examine and question the way in which punishment is meted out, writes Justinian.
To say that our judiciary is truly independent is something that does not make sense especially after witnessing the crisis and the complacency of the institution over the years, observes Ronald Benjamin.
What wasn’t expected surprisingly happened. The High Court acquitted and discharged Anwar. That decision took everyone by surprise and they hoped that it would be the end of this sordid affair.
The days have long gone when we should be excited at something which was the norm in Malaysia from independence until the 1980s: true freedom enjoyed by institutions in the country, writes Ali Kadir.
We need to reform the judicial system to make it independent and to strengthen religious pluralism before we can lay claim to being the best democracy, asserts Ronald Benjamin.