COMMENT | Reading the write-ups about the just departed Mohamed Salleh Abas, the former lord president of the judiciary, it is sad that many are missing the wood of justice for the trees of political machinations.
Yet others are questioning the judge’s former court decisions. I certainly do not intend to defend Salleh’s former judgements, nor do I consider him a “hero” in my approximation.
Nevertheless, we owe it to Salleh and our younger generations to put the record straight and confront the historical facts surrounding the sacking of the former lord president by then prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad as laid out in Salleh's account of the case in the book May Day for Justice.
Otherwise, we will not be able to fathom the damage that was done to the judiciary by the then premier...