Next week, marks the sixth month since the case was first heard. Due to the delays, many have suffered especially my family and loved ones. Until now, no date for the trial has been set. I pledge n pray that this time there will be no more delays for justice to be served.
On another note, many are unaware of the actual Ground Of Judgment written by Session Judge SM Komathy Suppiah regarding her verdict to reject the prosecutor's appeal to transfer the case to the High Court. This is important as the appeal and verdict will be debated in the High Court on Tuesday.
42. For the reasons I have stated, I find the certificate to be invalid.
43. This court would like to make it clear that the decision here does not in any way detract or impinge on the absolute authority the AG enjoys under the Federal Constitution in the institution and conduct of criminal prosecutions. However, this case raises a unique situation where it is evident that any involvement by the AG in this case would seriously undermine public confidence in the administration of criminal justice. That is the compelling and overriding factor that warranted the Prime Minister's promise which this court is prepared to uphold.
Bertarikh: 7hb. November 2008.
(SM. KOMATHY SUPPIAH)
Hakim Mahkamah Sesyen Jenayah 1
Read the full judgement here from Malaysian Bar