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Election Watch

Acquittal shows nation has become more democratic

Date: 10 January 2012 

THE acquittal and discharge of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim by the High Court is a breakthrough for justice and progress in Malaysia.

It shows that the legislature has strengthened its integrity and independence and has set the signal for more rapid transformation toward a more democratic and progressive nation.

All fair-minded citizens will rejoice at this wise and momentous court decision which would reflect well on the government under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Chief Justice Tan Sri Ariffin Zakaria for not only promoting but actually practising justice and fairness.

May this laudable judicial decision pave the way for a bright 2012 and beyond for more changes and improvements — and a greater transformation in Malaysia to achieve the goals of Vision 2020 and a better Malaysia.

TAN SRI RAMON NAVARATNAM
Chairman Asli Centre of Public Policy Studies

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