IT is shocking that a judge, a public prosecutor and a lawyer were charged in court recently with accepting bribes.
The three are members of the legal profession and the court. Each has a clear-cut role in the administration of justice.
The judiciary is an important institution.Its strength and prestige are determined by the integrity, conduct and performance of its officers.
The public hold members of the court in high esteem.They are respected and enjoy social prominence and prestige.
The three guardians of the law allegedly indulged in corrupt practices, throwing to the wind moral values in violation of the code of conduct of their profession.
Moral values which we hold sacrosanct are indispensable attributes of every profession.
Corruption is an evil.The greedy and the corrupt fail to realise that ill-gotten wealth brings with it untold misery and sleepless nights.
Taxpayers expect every public officer to follow the path of rectitude at all times.
Petaling Jaya, Selangor