I agree with these lawyers,
I know, people, including the High Court judge were upset over what the guy did, but that should not be the reason to make our judicial system looks weird like that.
No matter how guilty someone is, he/she shouldn't be sentenced like that and even more without even being represented by a lawyer.
It's a clear case of why we need the appellate court system.
A single judge deciding on a case shouldn't be a sure way for justice to be done.
The judge could be partial against or for the accused, maybe due to being angry about what he/she had done or due to personal reasons.
For instance, a judge may sentenced a politician to a long time in jail for corruption maybe because he/she does not like that guy's party or even just his face.
So, to make sure that doesn't happen, we have the Court of Appeal and Federal Court to get more learned and senior judges to check on that lower court judge's decision.
We do need this as Malaysians tend to judge someone a bit too fast.
Just because one group of politicians said another group of politicians are bad, we decided to change a government and get rid of the whole bunch, including the good ones from the accused group.
It turned out, the accusing group of politicians are as bad or even worse.
And unlike the courts of our judicial system, the court of public opinion doesn't have an appeal system.
We have to live with the outcome of our decision till the next general election....that is if there is a new free and fair election anymore lah.
Who knows, maybe the new bunch of politicians in power just decide "for the good of the nation" there should not be an election as we know it anymore.
To make it easier to manage the country, they would say. Like in China or North Korea.
Well, if you all make too much noise over it, they will just declare an Emergency. End of story.
Eh, don't think too much and get depressed. Listen to this nice song instead,