OPINION

Finding scapegoats won’t help

The judiciary’s decisions to prosecute certain people should always command people’s respect. At the same time, however, judges should under no circumstances give in to the overall negative mood that has gripped the nation and lower the bar. The referral of cases on the grounds of insufficient evidence or allegations made by unionists could result in unfair prosecutions against honest people who have wanted nothing more than to serve the interests of the country. Should this situation continue, it could prove the greatest obstacle in attracting capable and experienced individuals from the private sector to offer their skills to the public sector. It would be a real pity if cadres and managers currently employed in the broader state sector who have done nothing to harm the public purse were to pay the price for the current popular demand to wage war on corruption. And if the real culprits are hiding behind the statute of limitations and the cover of party mechanisms, even more so.