Monday, January 9, 2012

901 - from where I am.

The verdict was written all over. Guilty! They screamed. Prison! The echo from many blogs was loud and clear. 


And, there are silent judges too, passing their own judgement one way or another. I am included!

Last night before going to bed, I updated my FB status

‎901 di Jeddah...inshaallah akan timbul matahari di ufuk Timur...memberi harapan akan damailah hati yang memberontak...akan bersatu rakyat yang berpuak....akan berdaulat sebuah negara tercinta...dan akan berkibar jalur gemilang....Allah hu Akbar...terdengar laungan...kerana Allah akan memberi kemenangan kepada pihak yang menegakkan kebenaran! Allah hu Akbar...
I prayed and hoped that justice would be done. By justice, I mean - no one will be punished for something they are not guilty of.



9.30am: Judge Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah - "After going through the evidence, the court could not be 100% certain that integrity of DNA samples was not compromised, and finds that it is not safe to rely on DNA evidence.
"As such, court is left only with Saiful's testimony. As this is a sexual crime, the court is reluctant to convict based entirely on Saiful's testimony, which is uncorroborated. The accused is thus acquitted and discharged."


I am a man who believes. As a believer, I rest my case with Allah and I accept Allah's will. Whatever the verdict, is a verdict indicating the merit of the case. And I accept.


But, will  Malaysians accept?  Will the home based judges, like my wife and I accept?


Bloggers will be changing their script which they have prepared before they slept last night; but what will their new stories be?


I wonder!


There are of course more significant things to ponder on...such as


...Will the lives of the individuals involved, and their families, ever be the same again?
...What social punishment will be thrown at them from their neighbors, relatives, supporters and detractors?
...What about the political scenes? Will the verdict make a material different to public perception's about the Government, and its apparent non-intervention in the judiciary? 
...Will this be the end and the last episode?

 Many Malaysians, I have little doubt, are fed-up with the on-going drama such as this one. We just want to get on with our lives...

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