Saturday, October 18, 2008

Selamat Bersara Tun Abdul Hamid, Ketua Hakim Negara.


Anyone who was present at the Kuala Lumpur Bench and Bar Get Together last night would admit that the speech given by the former Chief Justice of Malaysia was comprehensively meaningful. Among others, these were what he said:

“In 2004, I said to the then Chief Justice that I am prepared to retire as a Federal Court Judge. In 2006, I said to the then Court of Appeal President that I will never beg (for a position). In 2008, I retire as a Federal Court Judge.

I have done my best. I leave it to all of you to judge whether my best is good enough.

I might have made mistakes, but my conscience is clear and I am ready to be questioned by the Almighty whether I discharged my duty with integrity.”


It is not easy to head the Judiciary especially when it never had any rest from being attack. The public, media, opposition, Bar Council never ran out of ammo when the attack is upon the Judiciary.

There is definitely bound to be a losing party if a matter is brought to Court. When there is losing party, there is bound to be personal attacks. Heck, I heard one party claiming that the Judge handling her matter is corrupt when she lost her case. When I asked about her matter, she said that her lawyer told her that the Judge is corrupt. When I probe deeper, I began to see the lawyer’s mistake in handling her matter and if I am not mistaken the matter was struck out because of non-compliance of the civil procedure. See? A screwed up lawyer can blame the judge for being corrupt when he himself destroyed his own case. Being a naïve client, the words of his counsel became the gospel truth. So now she rants that the Judge who handled her case makan duit.

If you ask any Judge, they would say that that’s normal. What to do? They can’t be monitoring every single counsel now can they?

Anyhow, I would like to wish Tun Abdul Hamid “Selamat Bersara. Tun Memang Gempak!”


(although I had wished him that four times this week hehehe.)

Blog adjourned!

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nurul said...

slamat bersara tun abdul hamid..
oh ya bercakap tentang badan kehakiman negara kita,rasanya Kerajaan malaysia perlu mereformasikan badan kehakiman selepas tercalar teruk akibat kes pembuangan bekas ketua hakim negara -- Tun Salleh Abas, kes pemecatan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, kes Lim Guan Eng (ketika ini Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang), kes Altantuya dan yang terbaru, kes klip video VK Lingam.
am i rite?

two_one said...

Nurul:Entahla Nurul, saya kurang bersetuju dgn sbab awak hendak reform judiciary. Is Reformation the right word? bila baca aje dah nampak serong ke arah politik. kalau nak ubah biarkan sebab justice... kalau ada agenda politik, sampai bila-bila judiciary tidak akan bebas...Entahla Nurul...

nurul said...

okay,lain orang dan lain juga pandangannya.
ini skadar pendapat dari apa yg saya lihat,
anyway,pelantikan presiden mahkamah rayuan,Datuk Abdul Hamid Mohamad sebagai Ketua Hakim Negara yang baru merupakan pilihan terbaik yang dilihat mampu mengembalikan keyakinan awam kepada badan kehakiman.

two_one said...

Nurul: don't worry, semua orang berhak dengan pendapat masing2 :). Yup, Tun Abdul Hamid is one of a kind... pelantikan dia memang sesuai dan dipersetujui ramai... kan?

nurul said...

yea mmg ramai yg mengalu-alukan pelantikan beliau,pengalaman dan imej bersih beliau juga satu bonus dan dapat memberi impak lebih positif kepada badan kehakiman negara.