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Is battling corruption a lost cause in Malaysia?
BY: NATRAH SHAARI
Many right thinking Malaysians confess to being shocked and dismayed at the way and manner the Malaysian Courts of justice is handling the grafted-tainted cases of UMNO politicians and their cronies.
It looks and suggests very clearly that there is interference of the executive powers in the judiciary, as despite overwhelming evidence that is sufficient to put political personalities like Najib Tun Razak and Ahmad Zahid Hamidi away for good, they are still at large.
Malaysians who are following these graft cases are in despair at the mockery and travesty of justice that is so blatantly displayed by the courts of law that their competency as the custodians of law and order is being drawn into question.
These graft cases open up more and more questions and have sparked much debate and outrage by Netizens who contend that ordinary thieves are immediately hauled off to jail and meted a stiff sentence for petty theft like stealing food items from a supermarket.
In the case of the grand theft by these UMNO politicians, they run into millions and billions of ringgit that the ordinary rakyat is beginning to fear that there is no more justice for all and there is biases and favor of the judiciary towards the powerful.
This is why it is important for the rakyat to become wiser from this experience and learn to choose political leaders that are not tainted and free from corruption, politicians who are not self-serving and self-seeking individuals.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE
** The views expressed on this opinion is of the writer and not the publisher