Damian S. L. Yeo & L. C. Goh (DSLY)
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Rock and Roll

It was reported in the Star that the government had just appointed an independent panel to investigate the VK Lingam's video. The Panel consists of Tan Sri Haidar Mohd Noor (left), Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye (below right) and Datuk Mahadev Shankar (below left). Question, is that all? Or should there be more? Earlier the PM declared that he was disappointed. So will he be happy with the appointment of an independent panel to probe. I find it a little difficult to understand why not a Royal Commission of Inquiry? Is that so difficult? Or is he afraid that it will lead to something bigger? A mega scandal that would certainly rock Malaysia.

Malaysians I believe are waiting for tough action and measure. Malaysians still felt the controversy surrounding the judiciary in 1988. I remember recently when the Bar Council wanted to propose a royal commission of inquiry to revisit events surrounding the removal of Tun Salleh as Lord President and the government was against the move because it was a little too late. If it had been earlier, the government would probably consider the idea. BULL SHIT.

Well, well, what about now then? Since the VK Lingam's video is currently hot in the news and we are saying WHY NOT, a royal commission of inquiry to inquire not only the recent scandal but at the same time to restore public confidence on the judiciary which means EVERYTHING. Why not make Malaysia judiciary independent and an example for all.

I endorse Kit's press statement when he says, "The establishment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry to conduct a full and comprehensive investigation is particularly urgent and imperative to restore public confidence in the system of justice as up to now, Ahmad Fairuz has been conspicuously silent in failing to personally issue a statement on the Lingam Tape – five days after its expose by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The denial which the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz had made on Ahmad Fairuz' behalf is just not good enough, with zero credibility."

As such Malaysians call on the government to walk the talk instead to talk and talk.

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