To honour the memory of the late former Bar Council president Raja Aziz Addruse, we reproduce his full press statement on behalf of the Bar Council reacting to the report of the tribunal which sacked two Supreme Court judges and reinstated three others.
“For the first time in my life, I was ashamed of being Malaysian!” said the late Tun Suffian, a former lord president of the Supreme Court, when he heard of the sacking of the then Lord President, Tun Salleh Abas, in 1988.
P Ramakrishnan wonders whether the powers-that-be are afraid that the truth about the 1988 Judicial Crisis will expose all those who pretend to stand on high moral ground.
“Looking at the (Tribunal’s) report now, I do not have any doubt that my decision not to participate in the proceedings was right …,” Tun Salleh Abas said in the conclusion of his reply to the Tribunal’s report. His clarifications point to a shocking scenario of injustice, twisted facts and perverted actors mouthing dubious “evidence” — in other words, a kangaroo court!