Ibrahim Ali Jailed for Contempt of Court.
Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali (pic) and a blogger, Zainuddin Salleh, were held in contempt by the Kuala Lumpur High Court today. Ibrahim was sentenced to a day’s jail and fined RM20,000. The blogger was jailed four weeks by judge John Louis O’Hara.
This was over an article by the blogger, published in the Perkasa website, which had allegedly tarnished the image of High Court judge Datuk V.T. Singham.
Singham had presided over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s defamation suit against Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd and its editor-in-chief, Abdul Aziz Ishak. – November 19, 2013.
full news article : the malaysian insider.com/ibrahim-ali-blogger-guilty-of-contempt
After reading this news , my first response was breaking into a guffaw then my facial expresssion broke out into a cheeky contented smirk on my face that lasted for an hour or so.
Don’t wish to be mean but kept thinking , well now , despite for Uncle Ib to be jailed for merely a day but with a hefty rm20,000 fine ..The notorious Ibrahim Ali infamy is catching up with him.
And the poor blogger who was charged together with him got 4 weeks.. Hey..! Foul Play …Not fair. where is the referee when he is needed to blow the whistle!.
Ibrahim Ali is now a bona fide convicted criminal with a criminal record. Contempt of court is a serious affair not to be taken lightly or considered a mis-demeanour offense.
Also the Perkasa organization may be seen as a criminal enterprise for aiding and abetting Uncle IB in the commiting of this law breaking..
Purely semantics ! But still a bit of sadistic pleasure can be derived from playing with the terms because they are semantically implied.
Although i suspect many in the public will feel merely a one day jail sentence is being too easy on him. I am sure many will rather have him sent inside , then throw away the jail key and then weld the jail permanently shut to ensure he stays there..?
Mr. Ali should consider himself fortunate that his past infractions and inflammatory remarks of threatening to burn bibles plus other highly racist remarks and seditious statements is not being called to account..
Otherwise , he really will be locked away for a longer time and we will no longer be able to enjoy the dis-pleasure of his presence and spiteful remarks and antics.
Or maybe they will get to like him and his personality so much that they decide to extend his stay inside., I am positive nobody will object to his overextended stay in the big house..
Luckily it is just one day for the many already serving their time repaying their dues to society, imagine if Ibrahim Ali is forced onto them. We will have Perkasa perkosa the already imprisoned and mental torture their mindsets.
Because undeniably , Ibrahim Ali has personally worked so hard to create the current persona , that so many loves to hate.!
But still , it is not the duration of the jail time he was sentenced but the fact that,the great Ibrahim Ali now actually has a criminal record and is a convicted criminal for encouraging racism, or at least endorsing it for allowing the spiteful article to be published in perkasa website.
Imagine a caricatured picture of him being processed by the system, mug shots and all, striped jail uniform , jail bars in front of his body , a pathetic expression on his face holding on to a bath gayong and a plastic drinking mug he is rationed to have in jail..must confess, a vision i find a bit perversely gleefully satisfying.
Satirical caricature cartoonist will have a field day if they decide to use it as a subject..
Ibrahim Ali and the word criminal , – with full intent to be mean – , this 2 words do seem to fit so well like a match made in heaven..
Well , the rabble rousing racist now has a felony record which is a blotch that is not going to look so good on his C.V. And if the Malaysian public will have their design, he is going to put up with a lot of crap coming his way with this stain.
He will not be allowed to rest easy ,not when the public has this to use back at him.
Like his Datukship title.. Can a convicted felon have a title ?If it is accurate , lawbreakers / having a criminal record, can be stripped of their titles and of course are disqualified from running for any public office that is elected.
So , if that is valid then there is a price to pay afterall for “Ibby” the frog man Ali .
He should consider himself lucky he was not elected MP and lost in the elections , coz he will be thrown out of parliment..
Many implications can be inferred in as consequences , if others want to make life miserable for him by using this conviction against him..lawbreakers (of course meaning those who are not smart enough and get convicted ,not those who managed to evade the law) and possession of a criminal record and Politics do not mix well… not oil and water but more like food coloring and clear water , those on the supposedly clear side cannot afford to be polluted by the colorful properties and risk having their own true colors exposed.
The thing about IbrahimAli..
The contempt for court shown by Ibrahim Ali is nothing if compared to the contempt of so many people for the names Perkasa and chiefly Ibrahim Ali and the perceived personality behind it.. He has been very successful indeed in creating himself to be the person many LOVES to HATE..
What drives a man to intentionally offer himself to be either hated or admired to extremes ,no middle neutral ground , either this peak or the other ? Money , ambition , power , greed, may have something to do with it, i suspect the last thing will be him actually believing in his own racist rhetoric of supremacy or discrimination against his racial community that he is championing..
Ibby our Malaysian racist froggie has been freed and on the loose to terrorise our sentiments again.
Datuk Ibrahim Ali spent a day in the Kuala Lumpur Court complex holding area as part of his one-day jail sentence and later declared that the court had wrongfully held him in contempt.
The Perkasa chief was released at the end of the working day. He then paid his RM20,000 fine.
He insisted he had never acted in contempt, saying that he was not responsible for the article posted on his group’s website that had purportedly scandalised a judge and the court system.
REASON for the contempt proceedings is because of :
An article published on the Perkasa website questions Justice VT Singham’s political leanings and casts aspersion on his sexual orientation.
PETALING JAYA: An article published on the Perkasa website launches a scathing salvo against High Court Judge VT Singham, who is presiding over Anwar Ibrahim’s defamation suit against Utusan Malaysia.
Among others, it cast aspersion on the judge’s sexual orientation, political leanings as well as his past judgments.
Singham is scheduled to deliver his verdict on the RM50 million suit on Jan 22, and the writer believes that it would favour the opposition leader.
“Singham is known to lean towards the opposition. According to observers, when there are cases involving politicians, he would ensure a victory for the opposition,” read the article.
As an example, the writer said in 2011, the judge rejected the application by Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein to strike out certain parts in Anwar’s defence statement pertaining to a suit over a sex video.
Singham had also ordered Hishammuddin to pay RM25,000 in cost to Anwar.
“The home minister filed a suit against Anwar over the opposition leader’s statements to the media… where he accused Hishammuddin of being responsible for showing the video to a group of editors and reporters, organising the screening and being part of a plot involving the prime minister and the police top brass.
“These accusations did not make sense because those who were responsible [for exposing the video] did not conceal their identities. That is why there are doubts about Singham.”
full article: -scathing-attack-on-judge/