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COMMENT | The govt continues to keep Indira Gandhi from her child

“I personally thought that the judgment was my greatest gift to the Malaysian public in terms of the jurisprudence related to constitutional law, oath of office and the role of the four pillars of the Federal Constitution.”

- Court of Appeal Judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer

COMMENT | Make no mistake. If the Malaysian government wanted to rescue a kidnapped person and return the victim to her family, they could do it. More than a decade ago, a child was kidnapped and the state security apparatus was busy ignoring a court order to return the child.

This, we were told, was to be expected under the Umno/BN regime. When Pakatan Harapan came to power, it was worse. Why, you ask? The answer is simple, Harapan political operatives used Indira Gandhi when it suited them, made all sorts of promises and when they finally had the power to do something, they washed their hands of her.

So, Indira, who for years was toiling against a system designed to marginalise people like her, not only lost her best hope of reuniting with her daughter but Harapan demonstrated that it had no problem using people for political purposes – which is expected from politicians – but saw no need to fulfill their promises.

Also, keep in mind that the state security apparatus knows where Indira’s child and her kidnapper are. We know this because former inspector-general of police (IGP) Abdul Hamid Bador confirmed that he was in talks with the kidnapper and was hoping for a win-win situation.

Hamid claimed that he was trying...

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