Now once a bad guy is caught and being locked up in the jail, a town council meeting would take place where everyone wants justice done, that is, by lynching the poor fellow. The sheriff would be there to deter the crowd and will repeatedly tell the noisy gathering, with the famous line, "Don't take the law into your own hands". As the meeting progressed, the sheriff would lose control of the meeting and everyone in the room would turn into a mob, proceeded to the jail house to had the bad guy dragged out and lynched from the nearest tree. There is no time to even build a proper gallow.
When Sri Gading MP Mohamad Aziz recently made a remark to hang Ambiga, it just conjured an image of a typical Western movie scene where the Parliament House was like a cowboy saloon and the MPs were there for a town house meeting. In the heat of the debate, you had one fellow who stood up and shouted "Hang Ambiga!" His fellow UMNO MPs, were just like the rest in the town house meeting, who cheered and supported him in a mob-liked manner. Well, the good thing is, there was no hanging that day.
|Mohd Aziz with members of his 'lynch' mob?|