YA Datuk Low Hop Bing named in Parliament

The debate on the amendments to the Judges’ Remuneration Act 1971.

During the debate to amend this Act, many issues were brought up regarding the judiciary. The issues:

1. The primary purpose of appointing Judicial Commissioners (JC) is to settle back log of cases in Court. In UK, JCs, who are normally experts in their respective fields, are appointed to hear cases which draw on their expertise. But more often than not the appointment of the JCs are not based on this criteria. It would appear that JCs are appointed as ‘probationary judges’ and almost all JCs become appointed full-fledged judges after their 2 years contract.

We should not appoint JCs under such circumstances in Malaysia because they will be seen as probationary judges with no security of tenure. Once they do not have security of tenure, they will be subject to pressure in making their decision.

2. The Prime Minister had announced the setting up of The Judicial Appointment Commission during the Bar Council Dinner on 17-04-2008. YB Datuk Zaid Ibrahim had also said that the Judicial Appointment Commission Bill will be tabled during the first session of Parliament in May 2008 but until this date there has been no such Bill tabled.

3. I did bring up the issue of the Bar Council Dinner on 17-04-2008, which was attended by the PM and YB Datuk Zaid, was paid by the Government. Upon my insistence that the Minister provides the total cost for that dinner on 17-07-2008, YB Datuk Zaid told Parliament that he will give me the total cost of the said dinner by way of a written reply as he had no figure with him.

4. Payment of ex-gratia payments for those Judges that were sacked in 1988. Many questions were posed why YB Datuk Zaid Ibrahim himself had to personally go to the Judges’ houses and bring along reporters and TV crews just for the delivery of cheques to the said judges. What was the exact sum of the ex-gratia payment for each of those judges.

YB Datuk Zaid confirmed that the ex-gratia payments to the judges came from the government but he could not reveal the sum at the request of the judges concerned and their families. But he said the MPs will soon know about it because it will be recorded in the Government Budget.

5. The name of a Court of Appeal Judge, Datuk Low Hop Bing, was brought up in Parliament for the second time. I informed Parliament that during the hearing of the Royal Commission, Datuk VK Lingam’s brother has testified that Datuk V K Lingam had instructed him to bring a bag to give to Datuk Low Hop Bing in his house late at night. I asked YB Datuk Zaid that based on this, what actions he intends to take regarding this matter because a Judge’s reputation cannot be tainted. Since there was such an allegation, YA Datuk Low Hop Bing should be suspended from hearing cases pending investigation.

The Minister replied that he will refer this matter to the Chief Justice for action.

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5 thoughts on “YA Datuk Low Hop Bing named in Parliament

  1. MAT SIRAT

    KINI AWAN MENDUNG PARLIMEN WANGSA MAJU (*^&%^$%$^%$&^$^%^%^*^*^&%^&$%$^&$&^$&$&%$^%$&%$*&^*^&_*^&*_&) SUDAH MULA MENGORAK LANGKAH BERARAK PERGI…

    NAMPAKNYA YB WEE DAN SELURUH WARGA WANGSA MAJU MULA MENYOKONG PENUH JAWAPAN TERSEBUT (TANPA BAHAS) DUA HARI DUA MALAM TANPA KOMEN.

    PARA PEMERHATI POLITIK DAN PEMERHATI BEBAS BERPENDAPAT:-

    1) MUNGKIN IANYA SEBAGAI SATU ‘SIGNAL’ KEPADA KEBANGKITAN SUARA SEBENAR RAKYAT WANGSA MAJU YANG MULA MENGORAK LANGKAH UNTUK MEREALISASIKAN ‘KEMPEN SEPENGGAL JE YB?’. AGAKNYA RAKYAT DAH MULA SEDAR…

    2) MUNGKIN JUGA TOPIK YANG BUKAN BERLANDASKAN KUTUKAN INI MEMPUNYAI TARIKAN YANG AMAT LESU ATAUPUN RAKYAT DAH MULA MENILAI YANG MANA INTAN DAN YANG MANA KACA?

    MAT SIRAT – TEPUK DADA TANYA SELERA…

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  2. MAT SIRAT

    RALAT

    (HARAP MAAF)

    KINI AWAN MENDUNG PARLIMEN WANGSA MAJU (*^&%^$%$^%$&^$^%^%^*^*^&%^&$%$^&$&^$&$&%$^%$&%$*&^*^&_*^&*_&) SUDAH MULA MENGORAK LANGKAH BERARAK PERGI…

    PARA PEMERHATI POLITIK DAN PEMERHATI BEBAS BERPENDAPAT (EKORAN KELESUAN TOPIK DI ATAS):-

    1) MUNGKIN IANYA SEBAGAI SATU ‘SIGNAL’ KEPADA KEBANGKITAN SUARA SEBENAR RAKYAT WANGSA MAJU YANG MULA MENGORAK LANGKAH UNTUK MEREALISASIKAN ‘KEMPEN SEPENGGAL JE YB?’. AGAKNYA RAKYAT DAH MULA SEDAR…

    2) MUNGKIN JUGA TOPIK YANG BUKAN BERLANDASKAN KUTUKAN INI MEMPUNYAI TARIKAN YANG AMAT LESU ATAUPUN RAKYAT DAH MULA MENILAI YANG MANA INTAN DAN YANG MANA KACA?

    3) MUNGKIN JUGA RAKYAT WANGSA MAJU DAH JEMU DAN MAHUKAN PEMBAHARUAN DALAM PRU13 AKAN DATANG.

    MAT SIRAT – TEPUK DADA TANYA SELERA…

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  3. anonymous

    Saya bersetuju dengan YB Wee bahawa Ketua Hakim Negara perlu mengambil tindakan terhadap Hakim Mahkamah Rayuan kerana nama (Low Hop Bing) beliau telah jadi tandatanya orang awam. Haskim tersebut digantung tugasnya semasa sesiatan. Hakim tersebut tidak boleh mengedali kes di Mahkamah rayuan lagi.

    Low Hop Bing perlu digantung dengan segara.

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  4. anonymous

    In view of the allegation against Low Hop Bing, he should be suspended immediately pending investigation. It is very important that a judge must have a clean reputation to sit on the Bench. If after the investigation he is found to be no case against him then he can resume to sit as a judge again.

    Chief Justice must suspend him.

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  5. anonymous

    We must not have judges whose integrity has been called into question. He must be suspended forthwith pending a thorough investigation by the ACA.

    We definitely cannot have Low Hop Bing sitting on the Bench dispensing justice when there was such a serious allegation of corruption, which has been revealed in the Royal Commission hearing on the Lingam video clip.

    Why a Judge has no shame and principle? Why the Chief Justice is not taking action? What is the state of affairs – the Malaysian Judiciary?

    Another Malaysia Boleh!

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