The quotation, as Wikipedia puts it, means "The law, as created by legislators or as administered by the justice system, cannot be relied upon to be sensible or fair".
In Malaysia, government MPs simply aye all laws proposed by government on the instruction of the Chief Whip, which under BN, was Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and subsequently replaced by Dato Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The law drafter may have given enforcement agencies too much power to the extent junior officers could abuse the law at will. However, the blame has to be with the whip system, which insisted voting is done along party line and decided by party leaders.
This is all leading to concerns and critiques of AMLA or the civil forfeiture law.