The Malaysian Bar has slammed unauthorised travel bans on police investigation targets (eg. Najib) and leaks of police investigations, calling them ‘breaches of law’.
Bar president George Varughese expressed the Bar’s concern regarding reports of such unauthorised travel bans imposed on certain personalities, and deplored the leaks of pictures, videos and details of ongoing probes.
Varughese stressed that all individuals were entitled to the protection of their constitutional rights, regardless of public sentiment against high-profile members of the previous government. He stated:
“The previous government may have had a less-than-sterling — even tarnished — record of respecting the rights of individuals."
“But this should in no way justify a “tit-for-tat” approach of denying these high-profile members the right to have their own constitutional rights upheld”.
Varughese reminded me of what my mum used to tell me when I was caught being naughty but pleaded that I was merely doing what the pother kampung kids do: "Kaytee, if they eat sh*t, do you also want to eat sh*t?" Wakakaka.
Thus when I hear anyone, even sweeties I adore, say they (you-know-who, wakakaka) "deserve it" because they were cruel, I would think of my mum's sarcastic advice.
Wakakaka again, and thanks, Mr Varughese.