Najib’s trial commenced on 4 July 2018 with 4 charges
The lead prosecutor Tommy Thomas (TT) applying for bail to be set at RM1 mil. for each charge, but with his lawyer, Shafie, objecting that it is too high. High Court Judge Justice Sofian Abd Razak finally set bail at RM1 mil for all the 4 charges.
Shafie also applied for an interim gag order against any statement that can potentially affect Najib’s case as per all 4 charges and to which TT raised an objection, arguing that the principle of freedom of speech in the Federal Constitution should must always remain supreme.
Justice Sofian granted the application for the interim gag order.
Najib still can call the shots, that he is confident of walking away free eventually. Ha! Ha! ha!
However, all Malaysians must know that Justice Sofian was born in Kuala Lipis, which is also the birthplace of Najib. Justice Sofian has a younger brother in Mohd Sofi Abd Razak who just happens to be ADUN for Benta (N5) in Pahang, representing UMNO / BN, in which Najib was the former supreme head.
Tommy Thomas was not aware that Justice Sofian has a brother Mohd Sofi, the UMNO State Executive Councillor of Pahang, also being the State from which Najib hails.
To this effect, few retired Judges feel that Justice Sofian should be credible and recuse himself.
Chief Justice of Malaya (CJM) is Justice Ahmad Maarof, who, as one of his many responsibilities, basically decides which judge is assigned to hear any particular case. CJM is a Federal Court Judge who shuffles or arranges the sitting of judges and can discipline judges as to whether each one is discharging one’s duties satisfactorily.
Justice Maarof’s wife is a teacher who is active in Girl Guide Movement and is very close to Rosmah, Najib’s wife.
What can we do?
I don’t know what to do is such a situation except to circulate this article to all my contacts so that they can circulate it to all their contacts. If we repeat this, eventually most Malaysians will know about this episode. I hope someone will forward this article to Justice Sofian.
There will be more charges coming up.
The most exciting case will be the killing of Atlantoya using C4 explosives in 2006. Who wanted to kill this Mongolian girl? Who has the power to order C4 explosives? The punishment for murder is death sentence.
Let me explain the ole English term “call the shots”. Since shooting life pigeons is made illegal in England in 1921, shooters can practice shooting clay pigeons by calling someone to throw clay pigeons up in the sky for them to shoot. Usually a gadget is used which is made of a lever and spring.
In fact, Clay pigeons shooting is an item in the Olympic games. That is why shooters have to practice shooting clay pigeons.