Monday, June 04, 2007

Anti-climax

What an anti-climax (er, no pun intended) in the Mongolian model murder trial. The Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case, which was brought forward to today from next year due to intense public interest, has been postponed to June 18 due to the large number of prosecution witnesses.

According to Bernama report on NST today, Justice Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yassin fixed the date after allowing a postponement sought by deputy public prosecutor Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah who had just taken over the case. The judge also rejected an application for bail for political analyst Razak Baginda (pix from Susan Loone), who is charged with abetting two policemen in committing the sensational murder.

Malaysian blogosphere and the political scene has been abuzz over the last-minute court decision. See Susan Loone, Rocky's Bru, and bigdogdotcom.

The trial must start as soon as possible to prevent any further undue speculation that could prejudice the court of public opinion.

4 comments:

BigDogDotCom said...

High octane trial are usually like this. Too many dramas. All these delay tactics to dilly-dally and stretch the legal process as far as it can go.

Remember Anwar Ibrahim's trial, somewhat 8-9 years ago? How much drama there were?

Not only here in Malaysia. Anywhere its the same. 1994, it was the O.J. Simpson trial. Same thing also!

Anonymous said...

Onnnnly in Malaysiiiaaaaa...

Husin Lempoyang said...

ONly in Malaysia, there is postphonement of trials?

WHat a dunce? Go to America, Britain, Australia and whatever country that seems to be your dreamland.

If there is no delay tactic done by lawyers in court, anonymous better submit some body part for sophie to bite off.

Anonymous said...

definitely someone important is / was involved. They are just playing with time as election is coming soon. It is a do or die case for BN vis-a-vis the murder case. Many dramas to see from now on, just be patient and look see.