The shoe only pinches if it is on your feet. A great wrong has been done to the judiciary and many feel that we should put this issue behind us by treating it to an impartial evaluation. Senior members of the judiciary have been slighted and treated in a manner unbecoming of a democracy.
The judiciary is an important element in our parliamentary democracy. The checks and balances that were there shoved put aside by executive arrogance. Unless we deal with the past and put right what was very wrong, we will never be able to appeal to a sense of justice. The judiciary, which is the beacon of justice, needs this cleansing.
Eminent personalities like the late former Lord President Suffian Hashim were very disappointed by what happened, which has become a black mark in our judicial history. Should we not do so when some of the eminent personalities are still alive is to miss an opportunity to give them a fair chance which is due to them. Dealing with this issue will also send a signal to the executive that there is no blank cheque in this country.
There will come a time for accountability and our Parliament must ensure that this principle is not violated. The constitution is above everyone including the prime minister, and if this sacred document has been violated then time must not be an element that is used to sacrifice justice.