Prof Abdul Aziz Bari may have his suspension repealed by the university authorities, but the pressure placed upon him by other investigation authorities is yet to be over. They say that the police have completed taking statements from the professor, but what is laughable is the manner the police had conducted the investigation. Besides the statements taken, the police reportedly had conveniently taken away the professor’s computer (laptop I suppose) and even taken photographs of his house.
Now what stupidity is this? Are they trying to see if the professor had downloaded pornography onto his computer like one airline pilot did i.e reportedly the son of a former senior government official? And what about taking snap shots of the house? Are the authorities trying to nail the professor for corruption for building a house beyond his means? Have they not looked into the professor’s bed room to search if he had kept excessive cash under the mattress or anywhere inside the house, like one personal officer of a minister who was idiot enough to have kept excessive cash in his room? I think the police were merely trying to intimidate the professor, and I know the professor is not a weakling to be easily intimidated. Let us all wish and pray for the professor’s safety and wellbeing.
Now, if the police were looking for corruption, they need not look at academicians like Professor Abdul Aziz Bari. Academicians only collect books, read, teach and undertake research work. They do not deal with contractors or businessmen. Go and have a look at the houses of some of our ministers, politicians, Menteri Besars and even some senior government officials? You can surely find that the houses they built are beyond their means. Why don’t they take pictures of the houses owned by the Sarawak CM for instant? Do I need to say more? I know of a retired professor who does nothing else but reading, writing books; coiled up in his room and know next to nothing about doing business. This is unlike some senior retired government officials who are appointed Chairman or directorship in companies that they once had dealings with, when they were in the service. Do I need to name some of them?
The police have done their job, and who next will home onto Professor Abdul Aziz Bari? The MACC, Immigration, Custom, EC, JKR, JPJ and the religious departments? I hope not, but if the police cannot find sufficient evidences to nail the professor, they might as well have others to do their job too? If this were too happen, I say that we have all have gone crazy (including me) and Malaysians will no longer find this country a peaceful and likeable place to live and retire.
Let’s hope the authorities are sensible enough to do the right thing, at least in the case of this innocent professor.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION