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Khairy: Dr M unfit to comment on judiciary

BAGAN SERAI: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is unfit and has no credibility to touch on issues pertaining to the judiciary, said Khairy Jamaluddin (pic).
The Umno Youth chief said Dr Mahathir must realise that he was the person responsible for the country's Constitutional crisis in 1988.
"The Constitutional crisis in 1988 happened because he wanted to sack the Chief Justice Tun Mohamad Salleh Abas and five other senior judges, and that is what we want to rectify today," he told reporters after opening the Bagan Serai Umno division delegates conference here Saturday.
Khairy, who is also Youth and Sports Minister, was commenting on his post on Twitter on Saturday which said: "With all due respect, Tun Mahathir has no credibility to speak about the judiciary. An institution emaciated during his premiership".
Earlier this month, while expressing his support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to be made prime minister, Dr Mahathir said his former deputy had not been treated with justice and the court's decision in his case had been influenced by the Government.
Anwar is currently serving a five-year jail sentence on a charge of sodomy and has been in prison since February 2015. In 1998, he was sentenced to jail for the offences of corruption and sodomy. - Bernama

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