Too many SDs spoil the plot

Emmanuel Joseph

The Statutory Declarations Act 1960 and similar laws should be tightened to prevent abuse, which diminishes their stature as solemn legal instruments. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 20, 2019.

TWO statutory declarations (SDs) became news pieces in recent days, one involving a former prime minister and the other, a future PM. Both have their believers and detractors.

Over the years, SDs, much like pornographic videos, sodomy allegations and missing persons, have become a staple in Malaysian political conspiracy claims.

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  • The most disgusting thing in all these SDs is when the PMs name or office gets involved directly or indirectly. Worse still if the end successful result benefits the PM or his party. So far two successful sodomy cases were engineered by two different PMs. Now a third one is in the making. This is a world's new low in politics. The poor judges have no choice but to clutch at straws to make the allegations stick on to the victims.

    Posted 2 months ago by Citizen Pencen