Kudos to Americk for placing justice first

Tan Zhong Yan

Modified 18 Mar 2013, 7:03 am

If all that was said by private investigator P Balasubramaniam and lawyer Americk Sidhu was true, then all Malaysians should give these two individuals their highest respect.

They have risked their lives for the truth and justice.

Especially Americk; there was no need for him to break the promise as his client Bala had died.

But he was willing to sacrifice his word for justice. He has made me to believe that justice exists.

He has made me to believe that there is still someone out there who is willing to fight for justice.

I still remember during my first year in law school, a lecturer asked everyone in the class why we study law.

And because I'm the youngest in the class, I was asked to answer first. I answered proudly and with confidence that I wanted to be a lawyer because I want to fight for justice.

My friends laughed at me and my lecturer replied saying that I should be more realistic and there was no such thing as justice.

Despite that, I told myself that I would hold on to my belief - to be a lawyer who fights for justice.

However, after studying law for more than a year (I am going to end my second year very soon), I feel that sometimes I am lost.

From time to time I ask myself why I study law but I find that I no longer able to answer that question with pride and confidence any more.

Sometimes I will think that perhaps there is really no such thing as justice. I am afraid that I no longer believe in justice.

But Americk has brought me back to believe in justice. It is no joke to go against the powerful ones.

He is someone I look up to and I hope that one day I will not only be a lawyer but a lawyer who will fight for justice.

Let this ‘naivety' (if you think that is what it is) stay with me forever.

Here I would like to express my deepest condolences to Bala's family and may he rest in peace.

I would also like to express my gratitude to Americk for doing the right thing and which has bring me back to believe in justice.

Thank you Mr Americk Sidhu.

PS: Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak should immediately respond to all the allegations made against him.

He should not forget that he is the prime minister and is responsible and accountable to the people and therefore he has no right to remain silent.

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