Pandangan AG bebaskan Najib
dari 1MDB bukan kebenaran mutlak...
Anggota Parlimen Bukit Gelugor, Ramkarpal Singh, berkata ini kerana perkara itu bukan diputuskan oleh peguam negara atau Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM), tetapi sebaliknya oleh mahkamah.
"Dengan rasa hormat, saya berpendapat bahawa adalah salah untuk membuat kesimpulan pasti bahawa PM tidak melakukan salah laku berkaitan dengan 1MDB hanya kerana AG dan SPRM seolah-olah berfikir demikian.
"AG dan SPRM tidak diiktiraf sebagai penimbang tara dalam undang-undang. Oleh itu, kenyataan mereka mengenai kelalaian PM dalam saman 1MDB, hanya pandangan mereka mengenai perkara itu.
"Pandangan tersebut tidak boleh dianggap kebenaran mutlak kerana hanya mahkamah yang diiktiraf mempunyai kuasa untuk membuat pernyataan kehakiman mengenai perkara itu," kata peguam berkenaan dalam satu kenyataan hari ini.
"Oleh itu, sama ada atau tidak PM melakukan salah laku berhubung 1MDB hanya boleh diputuskan secara mutlak oleh mahkamah undang-undang yang diiktiraf setelah menimbangkan bukti mengenai perkara itu."
Beliau mengulas keputusan Mahkamah Rayuan yang mengambil perhatian kehakiman bahawa Najib tidak melakukan salah laku berhubung 1MDB berdasarkan kenyataan Apandi Ali pada 26 Jan 2016 dan kenyataan SPRM.
Ramkarpal berkata beliau mendapati "sukar untuk memahami logik di sebalik alasan Mahkamah Rayuan itu".
"Sekiranya Mahkamah Rayuan benar, semua pendakwaan yang dipersetujui oleh Peguam Negara tidak perlu didakwa di mahkamah kerana keputusan untuk mendakwa mestilah bermaksud terdapat bukti yang cukup dalam fikirannya terhadap seseorang tertuduh.
"Sekiranya mahkamah boleh mengambil perhatian kehakiman mengenai perkara ini, mengapa perlu bukti dikemukakan di mahkamah?" soal beliau. - mk
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Beam jatuh di Sek.Keb.Jerangau,Terengganu...
Nasib baik beam ni jatuh selepas waktu persekolahan. Kalaulah masa ni kelas sedang berlangsung, panjang ceritanya. Bagaimana beam boleh jatuh? Mana 'T' junction? Ada ke besi di persimpangan beam itu? Kalau patah atau retak tu lain. Atau.. Betulkah yang jatuh ini beam? Mungkin upstand atau parapet. Siasatan sedang dijalankan.Betulkah yang jatuh ini beam?
A mind-boggling decision by the judiciary...
When the court of appeal via Justice Yaacob Md Sam held that the court took a judicial notice that Prime Minister Najib Razak did not commit any wrongdoing with regard to 1MDB, I was totally speechless. I sincerely believe that even the entire world would, by now, take judicial notice of the state of Malaysia - that is how bad the state of our country is.
Judicial notice is a legal term coined by the legal fraternity to refer to a well-known and undisputed fact. Thus, any fact falling under the realm of judicial notice requires no proof at all. Its truth is too obvious to be unduly ignored.
But, was the court right in holding that it took judicial notice that Najib did not commit any wrongdoing in respect of 1MDB simply because the learned Attorney General (AG) Mohamed Apandi Ali (photo) had made a decision halting any idea of prosecuting Najib. According to the learned judge, the finding by the AG, absolving Najib from any wrongdoing in IMDB, was widely reported in public domain. Thus, the court was entitled to rely on this fact to derive its opinion on judicial notice.
With the greatest respect, I am of the considered view that the learned judge was plainly wrong. Yes, he could rely on the finding of the AG in not prosecuting Najib for any criminal offence relating to the 1MDB scandal as a basis for judicial notice. I don't think any Malaysian, and for that matter, not even Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua and his lawyer would have disputed such a notorious fact.
However, the judge's ruling on judicial notice should have ended there namely the learned AG did not want to proffer any criminal charge against Najib. Period.
Unfortunately, the learned judge went the extra mile. He held that the decision by the AG in not charging Najib for any criminal offence signifies that Najib did not commit any wrongdoing with regard to 1MDB.
Herein, with due respect, lies the manifest error. The learned judge should have realised that the decision of the learned AG in not prosecuting Najib could have been motivated by multiple reasons.
One of such reasons may indeed be that Najib did not commit any wrongdoing. But that reason should have never been concluded as the sole reason in this case. After all, Najib did acknowledge recently that 1MDB was problematic.
Anyhow, whenever any decision by the learned AG is open to several interpretations, it definitely does not qualify to be termed as judicial notice. What more if the decision is riddled with controversies.
Be that as it may, such a decision by the learned AG should have never been concluded as only one single fact, i.e Najib did not commit any wrongdoing in relation to 1MDB.
The court also opined that the decision of the learned AG in not making a prosecutorial decision against Najib in relation to 1MDB was also within the framework of Article 145 of the Federal Constitution. That very Article confers to the AG the power and discretion either to prosecute or not to prosecute any person for any criminal offence.
If one looks at Article 145 ( 3 ) of the Federal Constitution, one will definitely notice the word "may" has been deliberately used. It indicates the intention of the framers of our supreme law.
In my view, the word "may" simply means the discretion of the AG under the said Article is not absolute. Even in Singapore, the court there did not agree with the proposition that the AG is empowered with absolute power in a criminal enterprise.
After all absolute discretion is a contradiction in terms. As rightly pointed out by Lord Acton "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
With the greatest respect to the Court of Appeal, its abovesaid decision is only capable of being called one name only - mind-boggling. - Hanipah Maidin,mk
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