'Why be afraid if you are on the right side?' - Syed Saddiq
SHAH ALAM - Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has expressed that he feels no fear or discomfort when openly discussing corruption because he is confident that he is on the right side.
Even though some people see him as 'pure' and 'clean' in the eyes of the public, it does not deter him from speaking out, he added.
"If we are confident that we are standing up for what is right, why should we fear facing the prosecutor or the court? "In the end, the court is viewed as an independent institution with three levels. If the decision is unjust, it can be appealed (to the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court). That's why, in this matter, we should not be afraid.
"However, I request that I be treated fairly. I have been in court up to this day, only waiting for the verdict," he said in an exclusive interview with Sinar.
Meanwhile, the decision on whether the Muda president will be acquitted or convicted on four charges related to criminal breach of trust, misappropriation of property, and money laundering in connection with RM1 million when leading Armada Bersatu will be decided by the High Court on Nov 9.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Wan Shaharudin Wan Ladin confirmed the date when contacted.
Syed Saddiq also said that if Malaysia is to become a developed nation, he must place his faith in the country's judicial institutions.
"Even if you are pressured, do not be afraid. Today, there are political elites who are seen as escaping corruption through the use of power. It doesn't matter if my case takes years.
"We don't want the people to think; let them steal hundreds of millions of ringgit; don't think about building hospitals and schools; care for the less fortunate. But when it comes to the final moments, they negotiate behind closed doors.
"That's not the right way. That's why I have never once asked for my case to be dropped. I just ask to be treated fairly in court," he said.