With out mentioning names, the Pasir Gudang MP asks how ‘after a prima facie case was confirmed, corruption costs have been dropped’.
PETALING JAYA: Hassan Karim, the outspoken MP from PKR, has taken to verse to query the federal government’s ethical values following the conditional discharge granted earlier at this time to Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi at his trial on corruption costs.
In a poem entitled “DNAA”, Hassan expressed his sorrow on the present state of affairs and mentioned he had begun questioning whether or not the “noble battle” he as soon as believed in (a reference to the Reformasi marketing campaign) was all in useless.
He mentioned the federal government had harped on eliminating corruption and positioned itself on a excessive ethical floor. “Freed from corruption, uphold integrity. We chant the reformation slogan, however can the individuals consider all this now?” he mentioned in a Fb publish.
With out mentioning names, Hassan, who’s Pasir Gudang MP, questioned how “after a prima facie case was confirmed, corruption costs have been dropped”.
“The place is the rule of regulation that’s usually talked about in the course of the month of Merdeka,” he mentioned. “Is it true that the (Federal) Structure is supreme? That there is no such thing as a double commonplace within the interpretation of the regulation?”
The title of Hassan’s poem is an apparent reference to the discharge not amounting to an acquittal that was granted to Zahid at his corruption trial at this time. Zahid had been making his defence to 47 costs of corruption, legal breach of belief and cash laundering.
The discharge was granted on utility by the prosecution in view of representations made to the Lawyer-Common’s Chambers and a brand new investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Fee.
Nevertheless, the prosecution is at liberty to renew the case at any time or convey a brand new case primarily based on comparable info and proof from the current case.