Perak: The Final curtain for Nizar?

1. Ask any level headed and people who argue any case professionally on the possible outcome on the recent Federal court case involve Nizar and Zambry and analyze their response. I asked 21 people over the weekend at a club where professionals gather and share their cuppa.

None of them are members of any political party. Surprisingly, no one knows what the details of the case that is pending in the court. However they know that it has something to do with Nizar wants him to be reinstated as MB.

2. Not one knows who the judges are and what more background. Despite that 19 out of 21 feels that Nizar would lose. Some feel this whole affair is an academic exercise and others felt the decision has already been made before the case was heard. Out of the 19 people who heard the case, 17 feels it would a 4-1 decision or better and only 2 feels that it would be a 3-2 decision in favor of Zambry. Two people say it would not fair to make a judgment on the judges because they don’t know them.

3. I asked the 17 people on why they felt that Zambry will win despite not knowing the judges background. Unanimously, it was a clear voice that the personality is not important but what is important is that the judicial system in this country is not thoroughly fair. They all gave the impression that the system has been fixed to ensure that it would be in favor of BN. This is the public perception from small group of professionals.

4. Then I saw, what RPK wrote today about the five judges that are deciding on the case. They are Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Alauddin bin Dato’ Mohd. Sheriff (President of the Court of Appeal), Dato’ Arifin bin Zakaria (Chief Judge of the High Court of Malaya), Dato’ Zulkefli bin Ahmad Makinudin (Federal Court Judge), Datuk Wira Haji Mohd Ghazali bin Mohd Yusoff and Dato’ Abdull Hamid bin Embong. Based on RPK analysis, all these judges are involved at one stage or the other in the many hearing involving Nizar, Sivakumar and Zambry.