COMMENT | ‘I was a corrupt politician’ – no such admission yet?

Francis Paul Siah


COMMENT | For me, the Malaysiakini story of the month should go to “Justice gone wrong: Jailed for graft, ex-magistrate shares his story” published on Feb 5.

What a refreshing piece it was. For the first time for as long as I can remember, here is a former key official of the court admitting publicly that “I was a corrupt magistrate”.

When was the last time we heard of a genuine repentant who openly conceded that he had been a corrupt civil servant and that he was truly remorseful for his many misdeeds while in the service?

Here’s a shout-out for the writer, Faisal Asyraf, for penning the piece. I consider it one of a kind. Good job, Faisal.

On that very day itself, Feb 5, I posted this message on Facebook: “Today, I salute Firdaus Ramlan, a former magistrate who paid the price for corruption, for his courage and honesty to tell the world – 'Yes, I was a corrupt magistrate'...

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