Abuse Of Power Has Already Started – Zahid Misled & Insulted The Court, And There’s Nothing The Judge Can Do

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Mar 03 2020
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In less than 24 hours after Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn in as the 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia, it appeared that abuse of power has already started. UMNO President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, one of the newly crowned premier’s allies, behaving as if he is already the deputy prime minister, had requested the High Court to postpone his ongoing corruption trial.


Zahid, who has been slapped with record 87 charges related to money laundering and corruption and criminal breach of trust (CBT) during the now-collapsed Pakatan Harapan coalition government, had yesterday (March 2) requested for a day off to allow him to meet Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for negotiations to form a new Cabinet. It was a big lie.


High Court judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah granted Zahid’s wish to be excused, with the presumption that the politician’s request was done in good faith. But when the PMO (Prime Minister Office) subsequently issued a statement to clarify that PM Muhyiddin did not have any scheduled meetings whatsoever with political leaders yesterday, the judicial system was humiliated.

Collin Lawrence Sequerah – High Court Judge

The despicable Zahid had not only lied, but also insulted the High Court with his stunt. The judge immediately summoned the former deputy prime minister to clarify the matter. Deputy Public Prosecutor Raja Rozela Raja Toran, furious, had accused Zahid of making a “blatant lie” and intentionally misleading the court to get a day off, and in the process made a fool out of the prosecution.


The prosecutor, justifying a move to cite Ahmad Zahid for contempt over the false statement, said – “That is a blatant lie to the court. I would like to move this court for contempt because the accused person has lied in court. This is unacceptable. We have been made to look like a fool. We took their word in good faith and this is what we get. I urge My Lord to exercise your discretion.”


But the lying drama didn’t stop there. Zahid’s lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik claimed that the defence had zero intention to mock or deceive the court. The lawyer even said that his client had indeed tried to meet the new prime minister, but unfortunately the premier had to rush to Muar, Johor. If that’s true, it goes to show that Muhyiddin couldn’t care less about his biggest partner in a fragile government.

Zahid Hamidi - Smiling

The Java-immigrant  had even offered to show proof in the form of a letter. Zahid told Judge Collin – “My Lord, I had received a letter from PMO. Normally in a new government, the possible party leaders have to negotiate the position of MPs to be appointed to Cabinet. That’s why discussion took place in PMO. There was a discussion. The letter had asked me to come around 12.30pm.”


Giving Zahid the benefits of doubt, the judge then asked the UMNO president  to produce the so-called letter before the court today (March 3), the 19th day of Zahid’s trial involving 47 charges related to corruption, money laundering and criminal breach of trust (CBT). When the time came for him to produce the letter today, there were none. The crook had lied to the face of the judge.


But the disgraced UMNO leader had cooked up a jaw-dropping excuse as to why he failed to produce the letter supposedly about a meeting between him and PM Muhyiddin. Zahid argued that because the prime minister’s political secretary has yet to be appointed officially, the letter could not be issued. If that’s true, then why Zahid had assured the court of the existence of the letter yesterday?

Muhyiddin Yassin and Zahid Hamidi

It was like a bad student who habitually play truant had decided to skip school for a day but was caught red-handed. To escape punishment, he lied that he had an MC (medical certificate) to prove that he was indeed down with diarrhea. But when the clinic refused to sell him the certificate, he told the school that such MC cannot be produced because the doctor’s assistance has yet to be appointed.


The so-called letter which Zahid said he had in his possession was never existed in the first place. How could he claim that the letter cannot be produced today because the prime minister’s political secretary has yet to be appointed, but yet a day earlier, he already knew of an appointment or a schedule to meet the prime minister?


Even if the appointment to meet Muhyiddin was made unofficially or verbal, which is not because the PMO had denied such meetings, surely Zahid can differentiate between a physical letter and an electronic or voice message. To further insult and mock the judge’s intelligence, his lawyer even twisted this morning that his client had planned to meet with PM Muhyiddin, but was “late to Putrajaya”.

Zahid Hamidi - Arrogant Gesture 2

As a result, Zahid could only meet with Muhyiddin’s political secretary. Why the heck didn’t Zahid tell the court yesterday about this new tale, but instead cooked up the story about the letter? The story would be more convincing had he told the court yesterday that it was an ad-hoc meeting yesterday, but due to the horrible traffic he missed the prime minister by a few seconds.


Ahead of the judge’s decision on whether to slap Zahid with contempt of court charges, the UMNO president profusely apologised to the High Court. Reading from a prepared note, he insisted that he had no intention to mislead the court and that he was very respectful of the judge and the honourable court. As predicted, the judge decided to let Zahid off with a mild warning.


Judge Collin Lawrence Sequerah accepted Zahid’s lawyer’s explanation, despite its hilarious logic, that there was a misunderstanding due to the miscommunication between Zahid and his lawyers, and the wrong choice of words used when the defence requested for  the one-day postponement of the corruption trial. The judge warned that the court will not tolerate any future attempt to mislead.


In reality, even if Zahid plans to mock and insult the High Court in a similar fashion in the future, what else could the judge do? Obviously, Judge Collin knew that the whole drama was a deliberate attempt to humiliate the judicial system as that was precisely what had happened in the past 61 years during the era of UMNO or Barisan Nasional regime. And all the crooks are back.


The corrupt Zahid could be the new deputy prime minister under Muhyiddin’s shameless backdoor government. But even before he is officially appointed, he has abused his power by disrespecting the judicial system. The dark age of police brutality against peaceful protesters has already returned. The judge had no choice but to accept whatever bullshit stories shoved down his throat.


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The Javaman pendatang is impressive.

He is shifty, slippery, sneaky, devious.

He has a forked tongue.

He already possesses some of the traits of the Snake Pharaoh, he will no doubt be a good PM one day.

Whatever wrong that he may do, we can always forgive him.

Muhiyidin has got cancer,wont last long, if javaman is nominated deputy pm,MELAYUSIA is doomed !!!!!!!!! my take on this ,BEAR ARMS to challenge this miscarriage,travesty, of democrazy in melayusia.

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