Damian S. L. Yeo & L. C. Goh (DSLY)
No. 2007, Lorong Sidang Omar, off Jalan Penghulu Abbas, Bukit Baru, Hang Tuah Jaya, 75100 Melaka

Tel : 06-2347011
& 06-2347012
Fax: 06-2347022


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Royal Commission established....

I have cut-paste from Malaysiakini on the report on the Royal Commission. The much awaited news, which is supposed to be a ray of hope, was dashed by the appointment of Haidar as Chairman and the limited terms of reference. Am I surprise? I must say I expected it as this is a norm of our government propaganda of a denial syndrome. Reference only on LINGAMGATE with only a limited terms of reference and touch NOTHING on the much battered Judiciary. What a news? What a breakthrough or rather is there one? Sighhhhh

Again, a black eye on the judiciary...

----Malaysiakini reports

A five-member royal commission headed by former Chief Judge of Malaya Haidar Mohamed Noor has been announced today by the government to look into the Lingam tape.

Other members of the commission are former Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Steven Shim, former Court of Appeal judge Mahadev Shankar, former Solicitor General Zaitun Zawiyah Puteh and academic Khoo Kay Kim.

Prime Minister Deparment's Legal Affairs Division head Abdullah Sani Hamid will act as the commission secretary Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced the formation of this commission in a statement today.

Terms of reference

The following are the commission’s terms of reference:

1) to enquire and ascertain the authenticity of the video clip

2) to enquire and identify the speaker, the person he was speaking to in the video clip and the persons mentioned in the conversation

3) to enquire and ascertain the truth or otherwise of the content of the conversation in the video clip

4) to determine whether any act of misbehaviour has been committed by person or persons identified or mentioned in the video clip

5) to recommend any appropriate course of action to be taken against the person or persons identified or mentioned in the video clip, should such person or persons be found to have committed any misbehaviour.

No comments: