Former Chief Justice, Abdul Hamid Mohamad, was (and still is) one of hardcore supporters of Najib Razak. He was such a fanatic fan of the former prime minister that two days before the May 9 general election last year, he condemned Mahathir for not only out to topple Najib, but also wanted to destroy UMNO without taking into account the welfare and future of the Malays.
Make no mistake about it. Not only Abdul Hamid supported Najib Razak despite the crook stealing billions of dollars and selling the country to China, he was perhaps one of the most racist judges the country had ever produced. When Mahathir government appointed a Hindu Christian – Tommy Thomas – as the new Attorney General, Mr. Hamid almost had a heart attack.
Of course, Mr. Abdul Hamid is the same judge who famously wrote his racist judgement in the Court of Appeal in 1996 in a case where a bank had sued two business partners – a Malay and an India – which saw him accepted a claim by the Malay defendant (but not the Indian) because the former Chief Justice apparently accepted the argument that “as a Muslim the Malay would not tell lies”.
Now, even after 8 months his idol – crook and traitor Najib Razak – was defeated and slapped with a whopping 39 charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT), money laundering and abuse of power, Abdul Hamid’s frustration appears to have reached the point of no return. On Friday (Jan 11), the former Chief Justice snapped and went ballistic.
First, the senile Abdul Hamid claimed Mahathir Mohamad, in his hurry to be the next prime minister, had gone to the palace uninvited and asked to be sworn into office late in the night of May 9, the same day the country’s 14th general election was held. Exactly how could the 93-year-old Mahathir quietly be driven to the palace without hundreds of reporters knowing, is beyond comprehension.
Second, the scumbag Abdul Hamid claimed the Agong (now former King, Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan) has made many mistakes, amongst them are unconstitutionally pardoning Anwar and contempt of court. Yes, the former Chief Justice has accused the former King of incompetency – even mocked the monarch that the best way was to abdicate the throne.
Because the former King had committed contempt of court, Abdul Hamid, who thought very highly of himself, was basically suggesting that the Malay Ruler should be arrested and charged. He said – “It is even worse that His Majesty told Anwar that he is being pardoned because of the injustice inflicted upon him. This will demoralise the courts, the prosecutors and the police because it implies that they were a tool of the previous government.”
That was as good as calling the former King a dictator like Adolf Hitler or Kim Jong-un – usurping the power of the judiciary and reducing the Royal Malaysia Police to a pariah institution. Abdul Hamid has also given an impression that Sultan Muhammad V was so weak and retarded that he had become a puppet of PM Mahathir and PM-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim.
Third, the arrogant Abdul Hamid criticised the former King for supposedly conducting swearing-in ceremonies out of office hours. He gave examples – Mohd Rauf Sharif (chief justice) and Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin (president of the Court of Appeal) and the latest Richard Malanjum (chief Justice) – all of whom swearing-in were conducted at night at the palace.
Criticising the former King, the former top judge said – “This is an official function of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (King) and should be taken seriously. It should be done during office hours.” Did Abdul Hamid just reveal that the former King was pre-occupied with too much “unofficial” extra-curricular activity during daytime that the monarch was forced to perform his duty only at night?
As a strong supporter of Najib Razak and former head of the judiciary system, it’s most likely Abdul Hamid has access to secret information not privy to the public. Hence, could he, without him realising, has spoken too much and in the process indirectly confirms the rumours on the social media that the Sultan Muhammad V of Kelantan has problems with sex and drugs?
Otherwise, how does Abdul Hamid explain his accusation that the Kelantan Sultan could not perform his duty responsibly during office hour from 9am to 5pm like any office worker? Unless the former Chief Justice can prove the sultan was a superhero like Batman, who fights crimes at night, his remarks carried dangerous ulterior motives of belittling, attacking and insulting the Malay Ruler.
The Abdul Hamid’s rude attack on the former King was essentially an attack on the country’s military force by virtue of the monarch being the Supreme Commander of the Malaysian Armed Forces (Army, Navy and Air Force). It meant that under the Sultan Muhammad V reign as the Commander-in-Chief, the country’s national security had been under threat for more than 2 years.
Heck, Abdul Hamid didn’t even bother to hide his undying support for corruption and treason that he actually believed the swearing in of Mahathir Mohamad was not properly done because the former prime minister Najib Razak was not invited to the event. Amusingly, two days after his idiotic outburst, the former Chief Justice apologised to Mahathir Mohamad and the former King.
So far, the police have been quiet about Abdul Hamid’s blatant insults on the Monarchy. Sure, he has apologised but so did Facebook user Eric Liew Chee Ling. And why social media users like Eric Liew, Azham Akhtar Abdullah and Nur Alia Astaman were arrested and charged under the Sedition Act 1948, but not former Chief Justice Abdul Hamid Mohamad?
Has Deputy Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Noor Rashid Ibrahim been sleeping on the job? Why hasn’t he arrested and charged Abdul Hamid for seditious? Is he waiting for the seditious article to go viral before he can act? Or is the deputy police chief, like the former Chief Justice, stillfeel indebted to Najib Razak hence the deliberate favouritism and double standard?
Unlike the ordinary social media users whose remarks were deemed insulting to Sultan Muhammad V after the Kelantan Ruler abdicated as the 15th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Abdul Hamid had condemned and insulted almost all institutions – the Executive, Judiciary, Head of Government, Royal Malaysia Police, Military, Monarchy Institution and whatnot.
Perhaps Mahathir was right when he mocked the enforcement officers were clueless as to what is considered as an “insult”, so much so that the 93-year-old prime minister has to lecture the police. Deputy IGP Noor Rashid Ibrahim appears to be as clueless as the guy who kept pointing the TV remote at the microwave or fridge.
Source : Finance Twitter