Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ex-Fiji magistrate asks for immunity - WHAT??

Ok fine, one is innocent until proven guilty BUT to apply for IMMUNITY from prosecution because one committed the crime as a magistrate or judicial officer, as in the case of this Sunil Kumar is just a blatant abuse of power. Much like what Voreqe and his supporters are doing right now.

Maybe a review of the code, which Kumar is applying for immunity for, should be considered. Under Section 15 of the Penal Code, it states: "Except as expressly provided by this code, a judicial officer is not criminally responsible for anything done or omitted to be done by him in the exercise of his judicial functions, although the act done is in excess of his judicial authority or although bound to do the act omitted to be done".

I mean, as long as these kinds of codes are in place to protect the higher echelon of the professional society, criminals will be abound; may it be hard, petty or blue-collar.

The fact of the matter is, if you're an evil nobody you get to pay for your crime, but if you're an evil somebody you manipulate the rule of law to protect your sorry self! How sad that those in positions of responsibility (or those who stole these positions by the barrels of their guns like Voreqe) can get away with this.

We must not let the excuse of IMMUNITY be entertained when the time comes for corrupt individuals and government thieves stand trial for their crimes against the humanity of the people of Fiji.

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