Haider: Possibility Lingam Clip Unauthentic; hinted “Case may Close”; Datuk Nazri concurered Government’s position; Interim results by Local Experts
Malaysiakini has the story of ACA wanting the full length of the Video Clip
ACA repeats demand for original recording Oct 23, 07 6:33pm and its
Malaysiakini.tv latest is ON MIC to the rescue?
This was a possible spin Datuk Nazri was making through the TV station to cushion the public when the Final Panel Results are announced after next Wednesday when the panel is expected to submit a report of the findings.
This preliminary premature finding is rather suspicious. What about the announcement that a copy of the Clip has been sent to HK ACA equivalent for verification? Have they got no results and why based the findings entirely on these so called experts “local experts” whose credentials and records are doubtful? It looks like another BIG FIX if they cannot compare the local opinion with those from the overseas experts. They must reveal the digital forensic methodology and criteria they employed to come to the conclusion that the clip is not authentic?
Is it NOT authentic because it is NOT the original? Like you compare pirated discs with Originals. The ONLY "original" would be the ONLY one residing in the cell phone and it would most probably have been erased by now after 5 years. So actually there is NO original left. The argument they might be using would be on similar lines if they are asked to verify confiscated pirated copies of VCD or DVD disc. They can easily verify fake copies the as any duplication would involve loss in "quality".
They should study the tampering of the clip and see if audio & video tracks have been superimposed on and altered. The report might be made public but who would challenge these 2 local experts in their conclusion? Are they going to include copy of the report?
My simple analysis using the Video Ulead software on a sample 30 sec of the Lingam Video clip revealed no such tampering or cheating. (See details H E R E)
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Is this the same company checking on this tape? How can Haider based the conclusion from these 2 local boys who are guarding the internet?
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“There is a possibility the video Clip purportedly showing a phone conversation between a senior lawyer and a Judge is not authentic. Chairman of the Special Panel probing the case Tan Sri Haider therefore hinted “case may be closed”. The preliminary decision was made after studying the report prepared by Cyber Security Sdn Bhd regarding the 8 min Clip.
Tan Sri Haider made the remarks Wednesday when contacted by the station. He said the panel full report will be readied latest by next Wednesday (
10th Nov 2007)
The analysis of the video clip was made by 2 local experts from Cyber Security Sdn Bhd. led by its digital forensic head Aszmarfidilah Mohd Ariffin. As at this juncture nobody has come forward to give any statement to the panel despite the government assurance that the informant will be protected.
Meantime ACA DG when contacted expressed his disappoint with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s refusal to hand over the original copy of clip"
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CJ Ahmad Fairuz Out; In Acting CJ Abdul Hamid Mohamad Quashing Unfounded fears that “triple jumper” Zaki Tun Azmi would be CJ
Appeals Court President Made Acting Chief Justice
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 1 (Bernama) -- Court of Appeal President Datuk Abdul Hamid Mohamad was today made acting Chief Justice until the post is filled, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Department. The move follows the retirement of Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim yesterday. The statement said that according to the Courts of Judicature Act 1964 (Act 91), if a vacancy occurred for the post of Chief Justice, the power could be exercised by the President of the Court of Appeal. As such, Abdul Hamid will act in the post beginning today until the vacancy is filled. The post will be filled as soon as possible. The statement said the Malaysian government thanked Ahmad Fairuz, 66, for his excellent contribution to the judiciary and the country. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi thanked Ahmad Fairuz for his outstanding contribution to the country's judicial system. Speaking at a press conference with the country's two astronauts at his office here, Abdullah hoped Ahmad Fairuz would continue to make contributions in the interest of the country in future. Asked when the post would be filled, the Prime Minister said "as soon as possible".
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Tun Ahmad Fairuz's Position Not Discussed At Rulers Meeting
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 (Bernama) -- The position of former Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Rahim, whose tenure ended yesterday, was not discussed at the 212th meeting of the Conference of Rulers here today. A spokesman at the office of the Keeper of the Rulers' Seal told Bernama that the issue was not touched on and was not even in the agenda. "What was reported in a newspaper about the rulers discussing his position was merely speculation," he said. (Star was the one suggesting the impossible)
Ahmad Fairuz, who turned 66 yesterday, the mandatory retirement age for judges as stated in the Federal Constitution, was appointed as Chief Justice on
ABOVE: PM Abdullah after 4 years have Nothing to shout about and celebrate and he was given this miserable Fruit Cake to cut. Wow is it that big strawberry? Looks like a RM50 one from the nearby cake shop but the bill would have been inflated to RM500 as standard practice?
At the end of the meeting, Abdullah was presented a cake to mark his fourth anniversary as Prime Minister.
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Abdullah must be mindful that a greater constitutional crisis than the one that will erupt with the extension of Ahmad Fairuz’ term as Chief Justice from Nov. 1 will be the appointment of an UMNO Chief Justice, namely Tan Sri Zaki Azmi
(Parliament, Saturday): There is growing concern that to avoid a grave constitutional crisis that will erupt with the extension of Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim as Chief Justice after Nov. 1, the country may be plunged to another equally grave crisis of confidence in the independence and integrity of the judiciary – the appointment of an UMNO Chief Justice for the first time in the 50-year history of Malaysia, namely Tan Sri Zaki Tun Azmi.
The appointment of Zaki as Federal Court Judge in early September, which involved an unprecedented “triple jump” without first serving as judge of High Court and Court of Appeal, was the first in the nation’s 50-year history, raising the question whether the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was paving the way to appoint Zaki as a future Chief Justice.
Nobody questions the legal qualifications and capabilities of Zaki but there are many legitimate questions as to the suitability of his judicial appointment, in particular as Chief Justice.Is the country going to start the second half-century of nationhood with an UMNO Chief Justice, when for five decades, there had never been any judge who could be said to be an UMNO judge in terms of his party membership and his long services to UMNO as a political party.
For the past 22 years, Zaki was an active UMNO member and lawyer, representing UMNO in many controversial and even dubious UMNO cases, culminating variously as head of UMNO legal advisor; head of UMNO disciplinary committee panel and in 2001 as Deputy Chairman of UMNO Disciplinary Board of Appeal.
Is Zaki still an UMNO member? If he had resigned from UMNO, when did he resign from UMNO? Even if Zaki had resigned from UMNO, at a time when the greatest challenge of the judiciary is to restore national and international confidence in the independence and integrity of the judiciary after two decades of erosion and devastation, will Zaki’s further elevation in the judiciary to become the Chief Justice be conducive to such an uphill task which had been the bane of Malaysia’s world standing and international competitiveness?
After his appointment to the Federal Court in early September, Zaki said that he was given less than 24 hours to decide whether he would accept the appointment, and he described it as a “national service”. What is even more important is whether public perception, both national and international, will regard it more as “UMNO service” rather than “national service”. In the circumstances, it would be a major faux pas of the Prime Minister to plunge the country from one judicial crisis of confidence to another, re-opening anew the urgency for the establishment of a Judicial Appointments and Promotions Commission to remove extraneous considerations and factors in judicial appointments which could only undermine public confidence in the judiciary.
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Cops record statements from Bar Council officials
Bar Council chairwoman Ambiga Sreenevasan, vice-president Ragunath Kesavan and secretary Lim Chee Wee had their statement recorded in the Putrajaya district police headquarters this afternoon. This was the second time they were asked to give their statement. On Oct 23, the three had declined to give their statement as the police had failed to present them with a copy of the first information report, which should contain information on the alleged offence they were being investigated for, the name of the complainants, and the date and number of the police report. Met after the 45-minute meeting with the police, Ambiga said they were informed this time that the investigation was related to assembly without police permit, under Article 27 of the Police Act. "Our lawyers were officially notified by the officers that the previous request for information and first information report were rejected after obtaining advice from the DPP (deputy public prosecutor). "No further details on the nature of the offence were given to us apart from the general statement that we are being investigated under Article 27 of the Police Act," she told reporters. She declined to give more details on the statement.
Putrajaya CID chief ASP M. Gunalan, who is conducting the investigation, said the investigation paper would be referred to the DPP later to decide on the next course of action. Ambiga was represented by Sulaiman Abdullah, while Ragunath and Lim were represented by M. Puravalen and Cheow Wee respectively. At the "Walk for Justice", about 2,000 people, half of them lawyers, marched from the Palace of Justice to the Prime Minister's Department in Putrajaya, to hand over a memorandum asking for a Royal Commission to be set up to investigate a video clip allegedly showing a senior lawyer brokering the appointment of judges with a senior judge.
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Individual Who Distributed Nurin's Autopsy Pictures Identified
Friday night, said the investigation had been completed. "We have identified the person and he will be charged soon. We will inform the media when we are ready to charge him," he told reporters after a police Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at the Police Training Centre here. He said the police could not provide more details on the individual as investigations into Nurin's murder case were still ongoing. The autopsy pictures of Nurin, a Year Two pupil of Sekolah Kebangsaan Desa Setapak who went missing in August and whose dead body was found stuffed in a sports bag in the PJS area on Sept 20, were widely distributed through the Internet last month.
Meanwhile, on the suspension of Datuk Ramli Yusuff as the Commercial Crime Investigation director at Bukit Aman, Musa said it was a normal government procedure and police disciplinary action.
"Any civil servant who is charged in court will face the same action," he said, adding that the suspension would not affect the image of the police force. When asked on Ramli's replacement, Musa said it was too early to decide and had not been discussed at any meeting.
In the Session's Court here Thursday, the Anti-Corruption Agency charged Ramli with three counts of failing to fully disclose his assets and unlawfulling engaging in business while being a public servant. Ramli, 55, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, was freed on bail of RM20,000 with one surety while waiting for his trial on Jan 15 next year.