901: Prime Minister's Press Statement
1. Today’s verdict shows once again that, despite what many have claimed, the Malaysian judiciary is an independent institution where neither politics nor politicians have any influence over the dispensation of justice.
2. This further fortify the clear separation of powers of each branch of the Government where one does not interfere with the working of the other. As head of the executive branch, I respect the decision of the other branch of the Government namely, the judiciary.
3. This case came about from a private individual and it was important that he had his accusations heard in court. Quite the contrary, far from being a politically motivated prosecution, it has been an unwelcome distraction from the serious business of running our country in the interests of the Malaysian people.
4. Today’s ruling has vindicated the Government of the many baseless accusations of Government’s interference and alleged political conspiracy against the leader of the opposition.
Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib
09 January 2012