By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, March 13: Semop assemblyman Abdullah Saidol has urged the new Perikatan Nasional government to stand firm in the fight against graft by not interfering with existing court cases involving high profile individuals.
At the same time, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin must stand firm in upholding the rules of law in the country and pursue cases that were dropped during the Pakatan Harapan era, he said.
“This is what I hope to see will happen when the new government takes over, that all the cases including those involving politicians, regardless where they are from (political affiliation), should not be dropped.
“The cases should continue until decision is made so that people will stop making all sorts of speculations. Even for some cases, which have been dropped by the Attorney General, should be revisited to see whether there is a valid justification for those cases to be dropped.
“Otherwise bring them back to court without fear and favour by the new MACC (the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission) director so that people regain confidence in the rule of law of the nation,” he said when met by reporters at the Kuching High Court Complex today.
He said people are scrutinising the difference between the new administration and the previous one.
“Not only the investors, the people also want to see that the rule of law truly uphold,” he continued.
Apart from expressing to see all pending court cases be continued, Abdullah, who is also Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office, expressed hope that there will not be any political appointment for the two most important law enforcement agencies — the MACC and the police.
He also hoped that there are no political appointments for government linked companies (GLCs). — DayakDaily