Will Selangor Government pay legal cost if a BN ADUN is charged in court?

Big Dog

Tomorrow, ADUN Seri Muda Shuhaimi Shafoe is expected to be charged in a Sessions Court under Sedition Act for insulting HRH Sultan of Selangor, in the impasse of the controversy for the appointment of Selangor Secretary of State Dato’ Mohd. Khusrin Munawi. Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Government announced that the legal bill for Shuhaimi’s defense would be borne the State Government.

Shuhaimi is being charged for not acting on behalf of the state. And yet Selangor Pakatan Rakyat leaders the footing of the legal cost is justified because ‘The sedition charge is politically motivated”.

The decision of the charge is based on Shuhaimi’s blog posting. That is why he is called for questioning and his statement taken by Shah Alam Police. Attorney General then studied the investigation papers and decided that there are merits to charge Shuhaimi under Sedition Act.

Isn’t it idiotic to claim that AG’s decision is based on what Utusan Malaysia’s article against Shuhaimi?

Since when an officer of the court appointed directly by His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong decide on case criminal in nature based on a daily broadsheet’s report?

This is a blatant insult against the AG and him executing his job as a Public Prosecutor. The AG has executed his job without fear or favour. In April 1976, Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Harun Idris was charged for corruption. 8 days before the April 1982 6th General Elections, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Dato’ Mokhtar Hashim was arrested at his home for the charge of murder. In 1994, Melaka Chief Minister Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik was charged for statutory rape.

BN, even in their position in Federal Government never interfered when their own leaders were investigated and charged for serious crimes. In fact, they steadfastly practice minimal or no tolerance to leaders acting an act of crime. All of these personalities’ legal cost and bills never came from the Government nor party’s coffer.

Now, the question lies is would BN ADUNs get the same facility from Selangor State Government. For all the fairness, would the Selangor State Government pay for ADUN Sungai Panjang Dr Mohd. Khir Toyo? After all, he is currently facing a corruption charge under the Penal Act. His RM 24 million home was raised to public attention by DAP ADUN Sekinchan Ng Suee Lim, which makes the case “Politically motivated” too.