“Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.” ― Honoré de Balzac
Free Malaysia Today (FMT) - ‘Court should not use powers of contempt to jail blogger’
Lawyers group, Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) said the decision to imprison the blogger reinforces the public perception that justice is only meant for the rich, powerful and well connected.
“In this case, the court has failed to temper justice with mercy and has acted in a harsh and disproportionate manner – a decision that unfortunately can only reinforce public perception that “justice” is only for the rich, powerful and well connected,” said LFL .
It also wants the High Court to reconsider the circumstances that led to blogger Amizuddin Mamat acting in contempt of court that resulted in the latter being imprisoned.
KTemoc Konsiders - 5 years jail for RM70 theft
The Star Online reported in its news Jobless man gets 5yrs for stealing some beer that an unemployed man Zulhaidi Hamzah was sentenced by the Magistrates Court in JB to 5 years jail for stealing 11 cans of beer worth RM70 from a mini mart in Pasir Gudang.
The loot apparently was 4 cans of Guinness Stout and 7 cans of Tiger Beer.
That’s an over-the-top heavy handed judgement by the Yang Ariff. It’s monstrously out of proportion to the seriousness of the crime, more so when you consider heavier shit being committed by 'heavy metal' ar$eh#les in this country, none of whom has thus far been found guilty.
But I suppose Zulhaidi ought to be at least grateful for not being slapped with a whipping sentence by the Syariah Court for the haram items.
I am not f* impressed by the justice system.
The Malaysian Insider - Review national bowler’s jail-free sentence on statutory rape, Gobind tells Appeals Court
The Puchong MP was responding to public outrage over 21-year-old bowling ace Noor Afizal Azizan who was released on a RM25 000 bond for good behaviour for the next five years instead of being imprisoned five years after he pleaded guilty to raping a girl three years ago The girl was 13 at the time of the incident.
KTemoc Konsiders - Lawmakers too easy on incest!
The Star Online - Father jailed 15yrs for incest with teenage daughter
That slimy slug received only 15 years jail and three strokes of the rotan. He would have been punished more severely if not for the disgraceful act of Parliament in lightening sentences for such slugs – read about that in my 2006 post Parliament reducing sentence for incest
Then I had written: ... the biggest disgrace has been its proposed amendments to the conviction for committing incest. Incest with an underage child would also be aggravated rape. Currently incest carries a jail sentence of between 15 and 30 years with up to ten strokes of the rotan (cane)*. The committee now proposes to reduce the jail term to between eight and 15 years.
* that’s what that slug should have received, if not for Parliament
Oh, BTW, just a teeny weensy itsy bitsy question on another issue - when was Tan Sri Rahim Tamby Chik honoured by HM the Agong, earning the privilege of having the title Tan Sri?