Legal group Lawyers for Justice has urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to stop practising “double standards” in its treatment of DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and his wife, Betty Chew.
In a statement, the group reminded the MACC that “justice is colour blind” and accused it of treating other politicians relatively lightly compared to the former finance minister.
“We are upset at the ‘double standards’ being shown by the MACC during the investigations against Lim compared to other politicians.
“For example, Lim was asked to wear orange clothing during investigations while other politicians who went through the same process were not required to,” the statement read.
It added that Lim can have his day in court like other politicians, and until found guilty, should not be treated like a criminal.
“We, lawyers from Lawyers for Justice, urge the authorities to right these wrongs so that justice will prevail for all.
“What’s important in the eyes of the public is ‘justice not only needs to be done but must be seen to be done’,” the statement concluded.