Aug 25, 2006

Nazri tells Tun Salleh Abbas to "shut up"

Well, I am not staying that I have no confident in you, but maybe you could just keep your mouth shut too!

Extracted from BERNAMA
Stop Speaking Out, Nazri Tells Tun Salleh Abbas

PENANG, Aug 25 (Bernama) -- Former Lord President Tun Salleh Abbas has been told to stop speaking out about his sacking from the judiciary in 1988.

Minister in Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Aziz said Salleh should not keep raising the "old issue" as it could undermine the judiciary.

As former head of the judiciary, Salleh should be able to know whether the issue was of public interest or otherwise.

"I am not saying something that does not make any sense. The public must have faith in the judiciary. He (Mohd Salleh) should stop making public statements on this matter," he said.

Mohd Nazri reiterated that the sacking of Salleh and two Supreme Court judges would not be reviewed.

"The government decision on the matter is final... there is no reason to reopen the case," he said.

Recently, Salleh said he concurred with the Malaysian Bar Council president Yeo Yang Poh that the 1988 crisis in the judiciary should be reviewed.

He was also quoted as saying that his sacking and that of two other judges was wrong. He also said the crisis was triggered by the late judge Datuk Harun Hashim's strong comment against the government which cancelled the visa of two journalists from the Asian Wall Street Journals.

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