Damian S. L. Yeo & L. C. Goh (DSLY)
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Tel : 06-2347011
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Is this for REAL?

Taken excerpts from Malaysiakini regarding the VK Lingam's saga. It states, " In her statutory declaration, GN Jayanthi, 45, said she had stayed until 3am in Lingam’s office to draft a judgment which eventually became the landmark decision read by High Court judge Mokhtar Sidin in the Vincent Tan vs MGG Pillai defamation suit. This, she said, occurred between November and early December 1994..."

Wooooooo, is this for real? Looks like it.

We have heard some of these nonsense in law school and court canteen and more often than not, we dismiss it as ONLY A RUMOUR. Like what I posted last time, rumours in Malaysia are usually true. Lawyers writing judgement for judges. So what if a lawyer writes a judgement? Worst still if the judgement concerned affects the litigation where the lawyer himself is involved.

This is so bias. This is so dangerous. If the fact that it is true, then our friend MUST be struck off from the roll as an Advocate & Solicitor for causing the profession to be disrepute. Not only the profession but also the dignity and the integrity of the judiciary.

I think there should be a call for the Royal Commission terms of reference be made wide enough to cover judicial corruption and the independence of the judiciary as an institution within the organs of government in a strict constitutional sense.

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