Bar Members Marching to PM Office – Memo - a Royal Commission to investigate Lingam - CJ video clip; Worry Matter being swept under the carpet
ABOVE: Malaysiakini report of the CJ Ahmad Fairuz denial cannot beat the online news from NST at 11:20AM, which got the Bernama's Spin first. This perhaps is the strategy in the damage control now being planned out by the Government. Read in tandem with that Deputy Minister Fu, we see the response is that "who can prove who was at the receiving end".
If that Datuk is not the present CJ, who is that Datuk then?. Hasn't opposition leader DAP Lim K S completed his Jig saw puzzle and nailed him on the sequence of dates So who was Lingam ranting in the "air" with?. What would be his response to get himself out of this shit? And their camp is asking "why so careless?" and "who is the traitor whistle blower?" Why now adn as usual "oilical mileage" as claimed by Nazri
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NAZRI: Senior judge denies talking to lawyer in video clip
KUALA KANGSAR, SUN: 11:20AM, Bernama (NOT in the website) via NST
A senior judge said to have engaged in a telephone conversation with a lawyer allegedly discussing judicial appointments has denied that he was the one contacted by the lawyer featured in the video clip posted by Internet media, Malaysiakini, on Tuesday. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the judge implicated in the clip contacted him to make the denial.
“The judge called me to deny that he was the one talking to the lawyer,” he told reporters after handing Amanah Raya Berhad tithe and breaking fast at
“(Based on the video clip) we only see one person talking...we don’t know who was on the other end. He (the judge allegedly speaking to the lawyer) has denied,” he said. Police have started investigations to ascertain the authenticity of the video clip before taking further action on the matter. Mohamed Nazri also questioned the motive of the people who exposed the clip as they have released it to the media first before handing it to the police and the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) to investigate. “If they want to uphold justice or want to clean up the judiciary, the police and ACA can investigate.
Why go to the media...the intention is questionable, for political (mileage) or for a clean judiciary,” he said. The minister warned legal action can be taken against people resorting to actions that could erode public confidence in the judiciary. The eight-minute video featured the lawyer discussing the appointment of the judge as the Court of Appeal president and later being elevated as the Chief Justice and the appointment of several other judges. Yesterday, the Bar Council, in an emergency meeting convened to discuss the video clip issue, called for a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate the matter. Council president Ambiga Sreneevasan said the commission should also investigate all problems concerning the judiciary. On Wednesday, the Bar Council will submit a memorandum to the prime minister, calling for the cabinet to discuss the setting up of the commission.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had said on Friday that he viewed the issue seriously and had asked the police to investigate it as soon as possible. He said the video clip bore a story that could harm the good name of the judicial system. = == = == = == = = =
“We cannot take this lightly and the matter must be addressed promptly,” said Abdullah, who is also the Internal Security Minister.
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ABOVE: Malaysiakini has a late evening Update on the Bar Council EGM today under the heading.
Bar Council to press for royal commission Sep 22, 07 6:14pm
The Bar Council must have weighted the issue and restrict the march to its members. If it is open to the Public, there would create a "public order" problem for the Police and the Full force of the FRU might be at hand to rope in one and all or they might just advise them to disperse.
The Bar members are responsible professionals and they would maintain a strict peaceful march to show their solidarity and utter disgust to what has been exposed in this sordid judiciary "pornography". Whatever it is deem against the law as an "illegal assembly" of more than 5 people.
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Malaysian Bar members urged to rise up to save the judiciary
ABOVE: Council members viewing the unauthentic "Judiciary pornography" video clip. Obviously, the photo is not authentic, it has been "doctored" as the actor is shown in close-up! But the members are real and you can see clearly now the outline of the actor.
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"We have received emails, we have had many members speak to us and tell us that they are very gravely concerned about this situation. What we do not wish to see is the matter being swept under the carpet.
Word coming out from the press, the statements made out by officials is that action will be taken against those who reported the incident if it is found to be untrue or false. But I think rather than frightening people who are prepared to come forward with information, we should actually look at what the message that has come through. In other words, don’t kill the messenger. Look at the information that has been put out."
ABOVE: Other Council members with the President in the media conference
The Bar Council, as the governing body of the 13,500 strong Bar, calls on every member of the Bar to rise to the occasion and join members of the Bar Council in the march from the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya to the Prime Minister's office to hand over the memorandum. Members are requested to meet at the stairs of the
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Sunday September 23, 2007
Fu: Don't speculate on video clip
KUANTAN: Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Fu Ah Kiow asked all parties to refrain from speculating on the video clip of a lawyer allegedly brokering the appointment of judges. He said yesterday it was unwise to make assumptions or draw conclusions without solid evidence. "The video clip merely shows a telephone conversation between the lawyer and another person. We don't know exactly what they are talking about.
"Therefore, we should not arrive at a conclusion before police conclude their investigations," he said after handing fishing nets and safety jackets to fishermen at Kampung Seri Chempaka here. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said on Friday that he viewed the video clip seriously and asked police to investigate it as
soon as possible. The video clip bore a story that could harm the good name of the
country's judicial system, said Abdullah, who is also Internal Security Minister.
On action taken against three senior police officers – two sacked and another demoted – for breaking the rules, Fu said it reflected the seriousness of maintaining discipline in the police force. "Everyone, regardless of rank and position cannot escape investigation
if found to have violated the law."
The Prime Minister announced the punishment meted out against the trio after chairing the police commission meeting on Friday. One was sacked for abuse of power and another for taking another wife without permission. The demoted officer was censured, also for marrying without permission.
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in the website they carry this news on Nurin
Negligence Charge On Nurin's Parents Within The Law – Nazri
KUALA KANGSAR, Sept 23 (Bernama) -- The possibility of the police charging the parents of senseless child murder victim Nurin Jazlin Jazimin for alleged negligence is in accordance with provisions in theChild Protection Act.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said: "Law is law...we need to take action, nobody can slip away." The minister, who is in charge of law and legal matters, was asked to comment on the statement by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan on the possibility of the police charging Jazimin Abdul Jalil, 33, and his wife, Norazian Bistaman, 35, for negligence. Musa said on Friday Jazimin and Norazian are being investigated for possible negligence. He had said they may face charges under the Child Protection Act 2001 if investigations showed their negligence had contributed to Nurin's death.
Section 33 of the Act provides for a fine of up to RM5,000 or a maximum two-year jail term or both for parents or guardians found guilty of leaving their child. Musa had said while there was a provision under the law to charge negligent parents, it was never invoked. "It is high time for parents to be more responsible for their children's safety," he said. The IGP's statement, however, prompted negative reaction from various parties. Speaking to reporters after handing Amanah Raya Berhad tithe to 650 single parents and orphans here last night, Mohamed Nazri said the police investigations were in line with the Rukun Negara principle -- Rule of Law. He said the tragic death of innocent Nurin was a heart-wrenching episode that should serve as a lesson to all parties, especially parents, to equally play their role in ensuring their children's safety.