NAZRI Strengthen Judiciary & Don’t deride & Ridicule learned Lawyers; Listen to timely remarks by Harry Lee on Sound Judiciary, Rule of Law & CPIB
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Stay focus on restoring judiciary, Nazri told Oct 15, 07 12:27am supplements its Exclusive 1 hr
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Nazri Aziz says lawyers were crazy for taking to the streets in asking the Executive to interfere in the appointment of judges.
Malaysiakini exclusive 1 hr interview with Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz revealed one startling psyche [mind functioning as the center of thought, emotion, and behavior and consciously or unconsciously adjusting or mediating the body's responses to the social and physical environment] of this defacto law minister – No Shame but Plenty of Guts trying to as one commenter puts it “doing the Chubby Checker Twist” – trying very hard to justify and right an obvious wrong doing that has been festering for so long in the judiciary.
His strong beliefs generate his emotional outburst in calling the lawyers as “crazy” who went on a march. What he lacks is the power of discernment – though has a quick mind which takes in all kinds of data (can be true but mostly false beliefs), possesses it and makes it become his own. How can he unentangled his mind with a mass of knowledge or habits that he calls "I and to look beyond it to see at the real thing, the very obvious? He is just not enlightened enough but very prejudiced to observe and understand things easily. He is holding on to his beliefs as truths - unbending and unyielding. The only way out for him to change the judiciary is to change his beliefs.
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Nazri should focus on message not lawyers, says Malaysian Bar
Its president Ambiga Sreenevasan said the issue was not something new as the bar had been calling for the strengthening of the judiciary but not much action or initiative was taken. "What is important is the message put forward during our march," Ambiga said.
She was responding to Nazri's remark at a news portal which branded lawyers as "crazy" for showing their dissatisfaction over the country's judiciary by marching from the
She said the walk for justice comprising more than 2,000 lawyers cutting across age, gender, racial line and seniority showed that they strongly considered this as a serious issue of the judiciary. "The judiciary issue has been there for a long time and the march was just not about the video clip," she added. According to Ambiga, the walk was an attempt to highlight much more bigger issues pertaining to the importance of strengthening the judiciary. "We want a strong and first-class judiciary which we are capable of having," she said. Ambiga said today, there are many honest and hardworking judges, and "we are entitled to have an institution that is scandal-free". She also said that it would be wrong to ignore the views expressed by those who participated in the march which received a lot of support from the public.
"We at the Malaysian Bar strongly feel that a royal commission must be set up, similar to what the government did for the police force. Our only motive is a strong judiciary, what is wrong with that?" she added.
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Sunday October 14, , Channel NewsAsia
Good governance, sound judiciary contribute to Singapore's stability: MM Lee
SINGAPORE: Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew listed on Sunday some key attributes such as good governance and a sound judicial system that have resulted in stability and economic growth for Singapore. Addressing some 3,500 lawyers and participants at the International Bar Association's conference, Mr Lee (a lawyer by training) also emphasised the importance of the rule of law for investors and for economic growth.
The gathering of lawyers from around the world was an apt occasion for MM Lee to reflect on what made
Mr Lee added
"It leads to an investigation by the CPIB (Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau) and an action for defamation against the person making the allegation to clear any doubts on the integrity of the government. As a result, people in
He said: "I do not measure myself by the yardsticks of Amnesty International or Freedom House or Reporters Without Frontiers. I measure myself by the objectives of governance of my people. What must the government do? It must establish a system where there is peace, stability and opportunities for everybody to live a full life, which means good health, good housing, good jobs, good education, good hospitals. "There is nothing which you want to read that you cannot read in
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Financial Times apologies to PM Lee, MM Lee, Ms Ho Ching
THE Financial Times has 'unreservedly apologised' to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Temasek Holdings chief executive Ho Ching for publishing an article that alleged nepotistic motives in the appointment of members of the Lee family to key positions here. The apology was for an article, headlined 'Sovereign funds try to put on an acceptable face', that was carried in the international business newspaper?s Sept 29 weekend edition. It was also freely available on its website.
In its apology, carried in the letters page of the newspaper on Wednesday, the FT said, 'We recognise that the article meant or was understood to mean: that Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew secured, or was instrumental in securing, the appointment of his son, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, as prime minister for nepotistic motives; that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong secured, or was instrumental in securing, the appointment of his wife, Ms Ho Ching, as the chief executive of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited for nepotistic motives; and that Ms Ho Ching is promoting her brother-in-law Lee Hsien Yang's interests by securing or helping to secure his appointment as Mr Jackson Tai's replacement at DBS Bank for nepotistic motives.' The FT added, 'We admit and acknowledge that these allegations are false and completely without foundation.'' We unreservedly apologise to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Ms Ho Ching for the distress and embarrassment caused to them by these allegations.' The newspaper agreed not to make further such allegations, and to pay undisclosed damages and costs to PM Lee, MM Lee and Ms Ho Ching.
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