I had in October 11, 2008 posted an article titled, “MOHD ZAIN HAMZAH – A NAME TO REMEMBER”, depicting him as a retired senior police officer with the courage to speak out, for what he believe is the trampling of evidence and a miscarriage of justice by his superiors, against the sacked Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in the 'Black Eye' incident in 1998. Mohd Zain's superiors that I am referring to are the present Attorney General Gani Patail and IGP Musa Hassan.
If one may recall, Mohd Zain was then the KL CID Chief assigned with the responsibility to fully investigate the 'Black Eye' incident that happened while Anwar Ibrahim was in the care of the police, and Gani Patail and Musa Hassan were members of the prosecuting team in the infamous Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy case that had found him guilty as charged, and a 6 years jail term that followed.
Around July last year, Anwar Ibrahim lodged a police report alleging Gani Patail, Musa Hassan, Mohd Zain and Dr. Abd Rahman Yusof for fabricating several medical reports in the 'Black Eye' incident. The government had directed that the report be investigated by then ACA, and in March this year, the MACC Commissioner Ahmad Said cleared Gani Patail and Musa Hassan of any criminal wrong doing, but had left out Mohd Zain and Dr. Abd Rahman Yusof in a quandary. Parliamentarian Nazri Aziz echoed the same in parliament when asked about the report lodged by Anwar Ibrahim.
Mohd Zain who is convinced that both Gani Patail and Musa Hassan are involved in the fabrication of the medical evidence against Anwar Ibrahim, had in April and May this year submitted two separate appeals to MACC to review the case and the findings i.e. renouncing any criminal wrong doing on the part of Gani Patail and Musa Hassan.
It was about the same period in April this year, at a time when Mohd Zain submitted his first appeal to MACC, that a bankruptcy notice was served to him by the court. He strongly believe that the bankruptcy notice was timed to discredit him, as he stands to be an important witness (should he be summoned) in the up-coming Anwar Ibrahim's trial for his 'second sodomy' scheduled in July this year, where Anwar Ibrahim is expected to raise the 'Black Eye' incident again.
I have known Mohd Zain back in the early 80's while he was serving in Kangar, Perlis; and with me in Alor Setar, Kedah. We met on several occasion after both of us have retired, and I was honoured to have been invited to attend a wedding at his home in Ulu Langat several years ago.
I am not here to judge whether Mohd Zain is also a party to the wrong doings of his former superiors or otherwise, but I stand resolutely by him solely for his courage to speak out against the blatant abuse of power by those who claim to be the guardians of law and justice. So much of negativities has been said about the judiciary and the police force, and this case will be a serious test and judge to what is perceived by many, and in particular by Mohd Zain, as the wrong doings of Gani Patail and Musa Hassan
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