Apr 18, 2012 Letters
This fanfare is due to the “pussy-footing” of Mr. Clement Rohee, Home Affairs Minister, and President Donald Ramotar (two seeds in the same pod) to remove Greene, immediately after the incident, pending a thorough investigation.
After the haggling, Jamaican police EXPERTS were brought in – at a high cost to the Guyanese taxpayers. How silly can they get? Another exposure of gross incompetence and mismanagement.
The issue that is bothering every descent Guyanese – in Guyana and abroad – is the inability of the PPP regime to act swiftly to dismiss Mr Greene, which will happen at the end of all this palaver. But why the delay?
Most people will conclude – that this fellow, Greene, must have been so important to elements of the Jagdeo regime, that there cannot be a straightforward action. Most of us expect a “big fallout” at the end of this episode and some of us cannot wait for it to happen. Most agree that there is more than “meets the eye.”
I sat in a building next to the City Hall compound last Christmas with some high ranking former police officers and intelligence service gentlemen discussing the ill-fated Commissioner of Police and at the end of the two-hour long discussion. I can write a book about the level of corruption and immorality that went on under the infamous “Guardian of the Public”.
It was disclosed during the – sometimes hilarious and somewhat disorderly “Guyanese-style gaff” – that the Commissioner’s long career as a policeman, many women had to face the gauntlet. Few, they said, escaped his net.
I was astonished to hear what was related to those of us in that room. These encounters must be regarded as wanton abuse of power and authority, which went on under the 20 years rule of the PPP, a lot of it, I was told happened under the PNC regime also.
Anyone who is doing an objective study of the misrule under the 28 years of the PNC and 20 years of the PPP, would possibly find more evil things that unites the two parties -(like general misrule, mismanagement, corruption, immorality and terror) – and less good that they have in common.
The growing discontent among Guyanese is one of “clearing out the stable” of old and corrupt politics and politicians and the ushering in of an anti-Stalinist style of political culture – far removed from the old-style political parties.
Anyone who has had any experience in the Courts and the legal profession in Guyana will confirm that the entire legal system is wholly inefficient, highly corrupt and grossly immoral. Justice cannot be dispensed in a Judicial system, where there has been historical and overt political interference.
This “legalised and inherent” corruption of our laws and our legal system is rooted in a backward political culture introduced by the Burnham regime, in conspiracy with the PPP – hence “Critical Support” by the Jagan PPP and those who are officially “officers of the Court”.
By comparison, I have had the privilege of engaging in the British legal system -by virtue of living in the UK – and found a level of competence among a large section of its members in the British legal system.
I must also confess that when compared to our legal and judicial system, one must conclude that we are rated among the lowest on the scale of one to ten. For the ordinary Guyanese – justice is a Commodity – like any other commodity – that is bought and sold to the highest bidder. Justice, relatively speaking, went through the door following the Independence of Guyana and the dictatorial rule of Burnham.
Who is expecting our National Assembly (our Parliament) to pass laws to curb the excesses of members of the Legal profession, our magistrates, Judges, police officers, prison officers and the lot?
After-all, our magistrates and Judges come from the legal profession – who largely foster corruption and immorality in the daily practice of their profession. How can they change? There is no special training for them before they are elevated to such a high offices – is there?
In the case of the Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs Shalimar Ali-Hack, one cannot help but single her out also among those that I have just criticized above. She has long lost her credibility, not only as a supposedly leading jurist in our Judicial system – but in her own Muslim community.
Her alleged interference in an “on-going” police investigation into accusation of rape by a Muslim cleric, added to claims of “bribery and corruption”. Her husband, Sheik Moenool Hack, the Spiritual Head of the Council for Islamic Organisations In Guyana (CIOG) that employed the Islamic teacher, continue their campaign against the mother of the alleged victims.
During the last General elections, Mr. Donald Ramotar (now Guyana’s minority President) and the infamous Jagdeo, paid a high-profile visit to the “Saheed Orphanage” run by the CIOG. The Jury is still out against the so-called Muslims leaders of Guyana, particularly the Council of Islamic Organisations of Guyana (GIOG).
They have failed to defend Muslims in Guyana against wide-spread discrimination and, in particular, open support to those in the Middle East and Palestine, who are being killed every day by anti-Islamic forces – loyal to the Kings of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and their backers in the United States of America other such reactionary and decadent regimes.
Two radical things must happen for major changes to take place
(1). we need to Draft relevant Bills – with the full consultation of the masses of ordinary people – with a cast-iron guarantee – that our Combined Opposition parliamentarians will pass them.
(2). Failure to make our MP’s accountable – non-violent actions must be taken – the SUREST way to bring real JUSTICE and EQUALITY.
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