Monday, 11 August 2008
Judge SM Komathy Suppiah who presided over PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's alleged sodomy case has been transferred.During the hearing of Datuk Seri Anwar's sodomy charges, Justice Komathy had allowed Datuk Seri Anwar to be bailed out at RM20,000. After the case was heard and the next mention/trial date was fixed, Justice Komathy was apparently transferred out from her chambers in a very short notice without any reason given whatsoever.Was this transfer political motivated, to allow a more pro-government judge to take charge of the next court hearing/trial?
As we could see, Justice Komathy did nothing wrong in allowing bail for Datuk Seri Anwar and we believed that she had carried out the proceedings in a just and fair manner.But we also must not forget that by allowing bail to Datuk Seri Anwar had also make certain BN leaders in the federal administration uncomfortable because of the upcoming Permatang Pauh by-election where Datuk Seri Anwar is expected to present his nomination form for the election candidacy.
Some poweful people were hoping for the other way round (disallowing bail to Anwar by sending him to jail awaiting trial).Who will be the next judge to chair the trial then? Will Datuk Seri Anwar have a fair trial on his case?