Inquiry Commission to decide on calling Lingam and Tun Fairuz

The recently appointed Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) for the allegations involving famous lawyer V K Lingam has been issued with the necessary term of reference and powers, within the provisions provided under the Federal Constitution. That include investigative and issuance of subpoena power, to fully complete the inquiry, within the three months stipulated time.

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The panel will be headed by former Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Haidar Mohd. Noor, former Chief Judge of Borneo Tan Sri Steven Shim Lip Kiong, former Court of Appeal Judge Dato’ Mahadev Shanker, eminent historian and SUHAKAM Commissioner Prof. Dato’ Dr. Khoo Kay Kim and former Solicitor General Puan Sri Zaitun Zawiyah Puteh while Dato’ Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid will act as the Inquiry Commission secretary.

The members of RCI will have their first meeting next Tuesday and will decide whether to call wintnesses, which include the lawyer V K Lingam and/or former Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim to testify.

On the same note, PKR in a statement has agreed to surrender the rest of the tapes about the so-called “phone call” to the Inquiry Commission. All the ruckus about the alleged how a practicing lawyer was able to lobby the then Chief Justice for movements and decisions in the Judiciary started when PKR Adviser Anwar Ibrahim and Vice President R Sivarasah revealed an 8 minute tape on 19 September 2007. On 26 September 2007, the Bar Council staged a “Walk for Justice” from Palace of Justice to Prime Minister’s Office claiming the Judiciary has been tarnished.

Published in: on December 14, 2007 at 20:17  Leave a Comment  

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