Tuesday, December 16, 2008

VT & VK-Time for the ISA

Is there reason to believe that there are grounds which would justify the detention under s 8 of the Internal Security Act of Tan Sri Dato Seri (x9) Vincent Tan Chee Yioun, and his lawyer Dato VK Lingam?

Answer: If the Malaysian Government believes there are reasons, that is sufficient

Have Tan Sri Dato Seri (x9) Vincent Tan Chee Yioun,and his lawyer Dato VK Lingam
acted in a manner prejudicial to the security of the country?

Answer: As concluded by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the V.K. Lingam video clip :

• It is sufficent for us to state here that the collective and cumulative actions of the main characters concerned had the effect of seriously undermining and eroding the independence and integrity of the judiciary as a whole.

It should be obvious that "seriously undermining and eroding the independence and integrity of the judiciary as a whole" is prejudicial to the security of the country.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Probe into Eusoff Chin’s NZ holiday completed-but has not AG pre-judged the matter?

As reported in THE STAR, 4 December 2008:

The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) has completed its probe into former Chief Justice of the Federal Court Tun Eusoff Chin’s holiday trip with lawyer V.K. Lingam in New Zealand.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abd Aziz, in his written reply to Wee Choo Keong (PKR–Wangsa Maju), said the investigation papers had been sent to the Attorney-General’s office for a decision and that the A-G was studying the case.

However, readers will recall:
No criminal offence appears to have been committed in a video recording of a telephone conversation between a well-known lawyer and senior judge allegedly discussing appointments to the Bench, the attorney-general said.

Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, however, said he was "getting further opinion on the matter and studying other information in the video clip".

Responding to the video released by Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on Wednesday, Gani said the lawyer was in a monologue over his mobile phone and it was unclear who he was talking to.

"There is no clear reference that he was talking to a top judicial officer," he said.