Nazri Aziz said that Lingam's alleged brokering of judges may be morally wrong, but there are no specific laws against it.
"His actions can undermine and erode the integrity of the judiciary, but things must be viewed from a legal perspective...moral and legal must be separated".
Nazri's twisted logic is worrying. If Lingam's action can undermine the integrity of the judiciary, there should be enough legal ground to deal with his alleged misbehaviour.
At present, the perception of the judiciary is already teetering on the brink of collapse. Flip flops and inconsistencies in judgements are pointing to possibilities of poor judicial appointment and selection process or outside interference.
Lingam's action had eroded public's confidence in our judicial independence. Something has to be done to address the erosion of confidence. Lingam must be investigated and those who were allegedly involved in the controversy must be scrutinized too.
Is Nazri finally agreeing with the rest of Malaysians that the power grab in Perak is immoral but not illegal?
If moral and legal are totally separated, we might as well take compassion, principles, good values and integrity out of human beings. Is our politics amoral too?
This is not the kind of politics we want.