Saturday, November 24, 2012

A TALE OF THREE COUNTRIES AND LEGAL SYSTEMS:


ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE DECADES AGO IN ENGLAND, FORCED THE AUTHORITIES TO ARREST AND GIVE BAIL TO THE SUSPECTS. …SODOMY CHARGES AGAINST AN INDIVIDUAL IN MALAYSIA AND HE WAS NOT ARRESTED OR RELEASED ON BAIL.
By Mansor Puteh



In England, it seems, they have a more advanced police force and legal system which is fair. So no one is spared if he is charged or even alleged to have committed a crime. It does not matter if the allegations involved activities that were committed decades ago involving individuals who are dead.

So Jimmy Savile has to be stirred from his grave to answer charges or allegations of sexual improprieties.

Other individuals too have been arrested from their houses by the Metropolitan Police in London and brought in their vehicles to the police station where they were questions, some for hours.

However, none of them brought along the press or their legal team. They went there on their own accord and with some hiding their faces inside a scarf.

This is reminiscent of what many others who had been so charged who covered their faces, including by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula who also pretended to be ‘Muslim’ by covering his face.

Gary Glitter, too did a ‘Muslim’ act when he was taken from his apartment in London to the police station.

He and the others in London too have been released on bail pending whatever actions the police there would deem fit for them to answer. They may be allowed to go scott-free.

But matters the most is how they went there on their own, without calling for the press to cover their activities and being surrounded by publicity-seeking lawyers to prop them up in a publicity gimmick, and also as an act of defiance of the police and the law.

However, in Malaysia, someone who has been charged for committing sodomy, can go about doing his business.

He is not taken to the police station in a police vehicle to answer questions before being allowed to be released on a bail.

In America, the late Michael Jackson who was charged by an under-aged boy for sexual abuse, was taken to the police in California where he was asked questions and photos of his genitals were taken.

There are stark differences in the way the police in England, America and Malaysia conduct their business.

It seems Malaysians who have been charged for sexual abuse or sodomy can expect to get the best treatment unlike their counterparts in England and America.

And England and America are not Muslim countries, mind you, but Malaysia is, or is supposed to be, yet, individuals who have been charged for sodomy can behave as though there is no stigma that has been attached or tattooed into his body.

His family, especially wife and children and close associates, too, can afford to downplay the charges like they were minor aberrations, and not a serious charge.

Even the so-called Islamic party of Malaysia have sided with him charging how it was a political move more than a legal one like they are also condoning the behavior of one of their  ooo

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