9 January, 2012
Kenyataan Akhbar Kes Liwat Ketua Pembangkang
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 strengthens the clear separation of powers of each branch of the Malaysian Government, with neither branch interfering with the workings of the other. As head of the executive branch, I respect the decisions of the other branch of Government, the judiciary.
3. This case was brought by a private individual and it was important that he had his accusations heard in court. 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 seen the Government cleared once and for all of the many baseless accusations of political interference and conspiracy against the leader of the opposition.