Thursday, 24 March 2016

Sopian Ahmad : Integrity and Rule of Law.

"Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed said that the official government cars on government business, if caught speeding, may be exempted from paying summonses. "[Msiakini]

Ini saya tunjukkan apa ertinya "Rule of law" dan apa maknanya "integrity."

Laporan dari New Zealand Herald bertarikh 19 Ogos 2005

"PM's motorcade drivers convicted".

Three drivers in Prime Minister Helen Clark's speeding motorcade were today convicted on driving charges in the Timaru District Court.

Four police officers, the Prime Minister's driver and a diplomatic protection squad officer were charged with a range of driving offences.

The charges arose out of a high speed motorcade in July last year which whisked Helen Clark from Waimate to Christchurch in time to catch a flight to a Bledisloe Cup rugby test.
Judge John Strettell handed down his reserved decision following an eight-day trial which ended last week.

Helen Clark's driver, whose name was suppressed, was convicted of one charge of dangerous driving, and one of following too close.

Police officers charged were Alister James Doonan, 50, of Timaru; Simon Raymond Vincent, 32, of Ashburton; Ian Howard, 36, of Timaru; and Clinton Brian Vallender, 43, of Waimate.

Vincent, Howard and Helen Clark's driver were all fined $675."

Saya masih ingat bagaimana PM Helen Clark mintak kawan kabinetnya menyumbang wang untuk menolong pemandunya membayar denda tersebut.

Begitulah betapa tingginya pegangan mereka terhadap kedaulatan undang undang untuk memelihara ketenteraman masyarakat. Rakyat Malaysia kena banding nilai ini dengan apa yang diucapkan oleh YB Nor Jazlan Mohammed itu.

steadyaku 47 comment :
Datuk Sopian Ahmad was formerly Malaysia's High Commissioner to New Zealand.

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