It is heartening to hear that the new Bar Council president has prioritised the calling of a review of the 1988 judicial crisis. It has fallen onto us to keep the torch of justice burning vigorously to defend the injustice done to the former Lord President and his fellow judges.
It is not about money or reinstatement of the judges but more to clear the undeserving stain on their good name and the anguish their families and relatives faced during that turbulent time. The calls for a review cut across all races, creeds and positions.
The Bar Council, therefore, must be firm and should go all out in getting the message through. It should start by launching a petition to get at least 100,000 or more signatures requesting the Conference of Malay Rulers to act.
The Bar Council must also explore other means like calling on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to intervene.
I hope and pray that the man who wrecked the independence of the judiciary and the lives of the reputed judges would receive his karma in this world before his exit.