Questions Time, 03 December 2008

What actions have been taken on the ‘Royal Commission Recommendations On V K Lingam Tape Scandals’ so far?

Tuan Wee Choo Keong [ Wangsa Maju ] minta PERDANA MENTERI menyatakan sehingga 17 Ogos 2008 apakah tindakan telah diambil oleh Pejabat Peguam Negara dan BPR terhadap ‘recommendations’ oleh Suruhanjaya Siasatan DiRaja Mengenai Klip Video VK Lingam, yang telah dipersembahkan kepada Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong pada 9 Mei 2008.

Jawapnan: (Dari YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Menteri Di Jabatan Perdana Menteri)

Tuan Yang DIPertua

Jabatan Peguam Negara telah mengarahkan agensi penguatkuasaan yang berkaitan iaitu Polis Di-Raja Malaysia dan Badan Pencegah Rasuah untuk menjalankan siasatan ke atas hasil laporan Suruhanjaya Diraja mengenai video klip V. K. Lingam tersebut.  Badan Pencegah Rasuah (BPR) telah mengambil tindakan dengan menjalankan siasatan lanjut terhadap beberapa individu seperti yang disyorkan oleh Suruhanjaya tersebut dari aspek kesalahan rasuah dan penyalahgunaan kuasa.

Siasatan BPR tertumpu kepada dua perkara iaitu percutian Tun Eusoff Chin di New Zealand bersama V.K. Lingam dan perkara berhubung dengan perlatihan hakim-hakim.  Mengenai percutian Tun Eusoff Chin di New Zealand bersama V.K. Lingam, siasatan telah selesai dan kertas siasatan mengenai perkara ini telah doihantar ke Jabatan Peguam Negara untuk kajian dan keputusan.  Jabatan Peguam Negara sedang meneli kes ini.

Mengenai perkara berhubung dengan pelantikan hakim-hakim pula, siasatan oleh BPR telah juga selesai dan kertas siasatan sedang diteliti oleh Peguam Kanan Persekutuan BPR.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Note:

Saya harap Peguam Negara telah meneliti hasil siasatan BPR dan akan mengambil tindakan yang sewarjanya dengan secepat mungkin kerana isu ini adalah amat penting untuk imej badan kehakiman negara.

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23 thoughts on “Questions Time, 03 December 2008

  1. ahmad

    The only action taken by the Attorney General is to sleep on the Investigation Papers. Badawi has no political will to do anything to change this country for the better. He is too busy to look after his family only. This is the main problem in this county.

    Lets kick him as soon as possible before this country is ruined for good!

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  2. temenggong

    Folks,

    The plan to change the govt is still on, although two earlier deadlines were missed. The change is expected to take place after christmas but before new year.

    All race based parties will be abolished shortly after.

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  3. Lim

    The issue here about the government taken actions on the recommendations of the Royal Commission.

    From the above answer it is obvious that “the ball is in the Attorney General’s court”. The AG is sleeping on the matter.

    Now that the BPR have completed their investigations on Lingam video clip scandal, the AG must come out clean by taking all actions sleeping based on the investigations of BPR.

    Unfortunately, the AG is still sleeping like the PM! The AG’s non action or slow in this matter shows that nothing is moving and the Government is not keen in the Royal Commission’s recommendations that’s everything has come a stand still.

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  4. Mat Goblok

    Kenapa Peguam Negara tidak mengambil tindakan terhadap siasatan polis. Memang Peguam Negara masih tidur seperti PM!

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  5. musa

    How shocking to know that the AG is sitting on the V K Lingam video clip scandals! It is in the national interest that the AG must act on the result of the BPR investigations.

    But the AG is dragging his feet. WHY??

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  6. hendry

    I am glad that YB Wee is highlighting issues that affect the nation. I don’t want to see that justice can be bought like what the nation has seen in the V K Lingam video clip scandals.

    Justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done. How could it be seen to be done when appointment of judges can be brokered like what we have seen in the Lingam.

    YB Wee, you must push for actions to be taken against those culprits involved in V K Lingam video clip scandal. We must create awareness among Malaysians that a clean judiciary is an integral part of the nation. We must not allow BN cronies to tell us that such matters involving the judiciary is not important.

    We don’t want to be victims of injustice. We don’t want to go the court to be victimised in any way.

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  7. Wee Choo Keong

    ahmad, lee wee tak, Resident.Wangsa Maju, Lim, mat goblok, Musa and hendry

    Thank you all for your comments. I do agree with you all that judiciary is one of the important pillars of the system of government under parliamentary democracy. In the V K Lingam video scandal, the whole nation saw how appointment of judges were brokered and compromised.

    Surely, we do not want to see the doors to the Court of Justice in Malaysia are only available to the rich and able. We don’t want to see that cases in court can be fixed like what have been shown in the V K Lingam video clip.

    I believe that we all want a clean judiciary that administer only justice without fear or favour.

    I shall do my best in Parliament to ensure that the Attorney-General carries out his duties and take the necessary actions against the culprits so that such interference swith the judiciary will be things of the past.

    Thank you for your constructive engagement.

    Wee Choo Keong

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  8. kassimselamat2

    Kepada mereka yang kurang faham bidang tugas seorang MP.

    Pertama, jaga kawasan dan kedua jaga negara. Kedua2nya adalah sama penting.

    Cuba bayangkan kalau semua MP jaga kawasan saja,siapa yang nak jaga negara?

    MP BN yang jadi ahli kabinet dan jawatan2 lain akan mentadbir negara dan menjadi tugas MP dari pembangkang untuk memberi teguran dan ‘check and balance’

    Kalau ada yang mustahak ditempat anda,sila datang kepusat khidmat dan saya yakin YB Wee akan selesaikan masaalah anda.

    Tapi kalau nak suruh YB Wee bersiar siar saja ditempat anda, mungkin tak adil lah kita minta YB Wee melakukan nya ‘all the time’.

    Pasti YB Wee ada jadual yang di ikuti nya dan akan ke tempat anda bila sampai masa nya.

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  9. hendry

    kassimselamat2

    Saya bersetuju degan apa yang sdr menyatakan. Komen yang waras sekali. Tugas Ahli Parlimen adalah untuk menjaga kepentingan negara di Parlimen – as law maker. Masalah sosial sebagai longkang sombat, sampah sarap dan lain-lain adalah tangung jawab DBKL. Jika kalau tidak kerja dengan baik atau tidak menjalankan tugasnya dengan baik, Ahhli Parlimen perlu membawa masalah di Parlimen supaya Kerajaan boleh menyelesaikan masalah sosial secara dasar dan bukan on a case to case basis.

    Masalah sosial dalam masyarakat perlu diselesaikan melalui dasar oleh klerajaan. Long term solution. Kalau case to case tak akan ada penyelesaain yang keseluruhannya.

    Saya tak mahu nampak seorang Ahli Parlimen jadi bisu di Parlimen dan sentiasa menjaga longkang sombat dan sebagainya di kawasannya ini menunjukkan bahawa beliau tidak berkesan kerana pegawai DBKL tidak peduli beliau.

    saya bersetuju dengan YB Wee bahawa kita perlu constructive engagement bukan serangan peribadi yang tidak bermakna untuk masyarakat.

    Saya amat perihatin badan kehakim negara kerana badan hakim yang bebas boleh menjaminkan keadilan untuk semua rakyat. Saya tidak mahu nampak badan kehakiman negara dikawal oleh tokoh korporat atau tokoh politik. Saya berharap bahawa Pegaum Negara mengambil tindakan dengan tegas kepada sesiapa yagn terlipat dalam skandal pita video V. K. Lingam.

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  10. Din

    Yb you should moderate the comments so that rubbish could be filtered out and we don’t have to put up with them. We don’t have to put up with those suffering from teh disease of “Syok Sendiri syndrome”.

    We are talking about the V K Lingam’s scandal which was connected to our judiciary under Tun Eusoff Chin and Ahmad Fairuiz. This is an important subject for Malaysians. I am sure that we all want an independent judiciary which will protect our liberty and future of our country.

    We want to be kept informed of the state of affairs in our country so that we can be the master of our destiny. I know some idiots want to be slaves of BN then they can amuse themselves in the BN related blogs.

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  11. lee wee tak

    Din,

    I admire your intention but the beauty of this blog is there is no censorship & this is the difference with the state controlled MSM which we disagree with.

    In a democracy, everyone has a right to voice out – no matter how disagreeable it is with other people, as long as there is no physical harm done.

    the public can also be exposed to varying degree of comments and can decide which statement to take note and what statement to ignore and also to counter argument. then we can develop our public’s mental ability to interprete, digest, argument, articulate and think better.

    Let’s develop our mindset!

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  12. Wee Choo Keong

    Din & lee wee tak

    Thank you so much for your views. I shall take note of your constructive views. I do fully agree with you that the judiciary is an important part of our nation whereby we all must jealously guarded its independence, especially from the government i.e. the Cabinet.

    In a parliamentary democracy system of government like ours and for it to function well, the 3 branches of government must be independent from each others. That is to say the Executive (Cabinet), Parliament and Judiciary must be independent from each others otherwise the system will breakdown as shown in the V. K. Lingm video clip scandal.

    Unfortunately, even our Parliament is not independent from the Cabinet because of the overwhelming majority of BN MPs in Parliament. A point for consolation, luckily this session of Parliament, the rakyat have deprived BN of its two third majority, which means that the Government could not amend our Constitution at will like before.

    We must ensure our judiciary is independent from the Executive in order to protect the rakyat right and liberties. Our Courts should be our protector of last resort.

    Of course, I know that a very small section of the rakyat, who are support the BN blindly, will not agree to the majority points of view on this subject matter. Well, it is more than not that when they themselves bear the crunch of the injustice then they will finally understand it , which will then be too late.

    Thank you once again, Din and lee wee tak for both of your constructive views.

    Wee Choo Keong

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  13. lee wee tak

    “..unfortunately, even our Parliament is not independent from the Cabinet because of the overwhelming majority of BN MPs in Parliament…”

    1 more to add, we got lopsided speakers and I make no apologies for having this verdict

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  14. lee wee tak

    yeah Mat Sirat, I read that too. Almost all the MP bar Tian Chua & Wee Choo Keong mentioned that as long as an appointed DB is people friendly then ok.

    True but that’s a temp fix.

    If the DB and local councilors are elected directly, I can guarantee more direct pressure on them, more awareness of their rights by the residents and also better results from DBKL.

    I agree with YB Wee not because I am an avid supporter but I agree with his points.

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  15. mat goblok

    Even a stupid guy like me knew that you all are discussing about the rotten state of our judiciary. Please forgive me when I don’t understand the issues then I will resort to personal attacks in the hope that others could not see my shortcomings.

    Please forgive me for my ignorance!! ha! ha!

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  16. Din

    Mat Goblok

    If one don’t understand the issue, please shut up and hide oneself in the longkang lah! Thank you Mat Goblok for enlightening us about the short comings of some idiots!

    Now Tan Sri Zaki (the chief justice) is having problems in trying to avoid stepping down because he had made a press statement to the press that when he was a lawyer he had to pay bribes in order to get his files moving in the court.

    A judge integrity should be beyond question but Tan Sri Zaki’s integrity is now a subject for public discussions. Quite frankly, Tan Sri Zaki should step down in the light of what he had said in order to save the nation of the embarrassment.

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  17. MS Tan

    If one cannot take part in a proper discussion of a subject matter then one should refrain from making personal attack to win the argument. You can win argument with personal attacks and one will only show one shallowness. Sorry, please go to other Blog to exhibit your expertise in making personal attack. MP Wee please carry to ignore such despicable brainless characters.

    I have read about what Tan Sri Zaski had said in the press about bribing the court staff. I don’t think Tan Sri Zaki is a fit and proper person to be a judge let alone be the Chief Justice. As a Malaysian I am ashamed of such thing. If it were to happen in UK or other developed countries, Tan Sri Zaki would have automatically stepped down to preserve the integrity of the judiciary.

    WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THIS NATION? ARE WE GOING TO THE DOG? THE PRIME MINISTER HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT INTEGRITY ALL THE TIME. IF THIS IS SO, WHY IS TAN SRI ZAKI HOLDING ON THE POST OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE AND WHY IS BADAWI KEEPING MUM ABOUT THIS ISSUE?

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  18. ahmad

    Mat Goblok, at least you are brave enough to admit that you used personal attacks to hide your inability to engage in decent discussion. Thank you for your admission. The coward should hide themselves in the BN related blogs.

    The Chief Justice (Tan Sri Zaki) position is most questionable and I don’t think he should stay on in view of his admission that he had bribed court staff. Of course, he had denied making such statement. But the press stood by what they have reported and they have not make any apologies for wrongly quoting Zaki. They merely published Zaki stating that he has been misquoted.

    In any event, the damaged has been done and Zaki’s integrity is opened to question. Therefore, he is not fit to be the chief justice. The government should advise Zaki to step down for eh sake of our national interests and to avoid being laughed at by other countries.

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  19. Lee

    It is so nice to read comments without personal attacks. Those uneducated lots must have migrated to where they belong, the BN related blogs. Thank God that those unwelcome lots have realised low mentality.

    I think that Tan Sri Zaki ought to throw in the towel in order to save the country of the unnecessary embarrassment. If Zaki love the nation then resignation is an honour to him. If he loves himself then he will stay on to defend the indefensible i.e. paying bribes to court staff when he was a lawyer.

    Tan Sri Zaki, please resign for the sake of this country!

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  20. halim

    In the light of what Tan Sri Zaki had said that he had paid bribe to the court staff to move his files, he had no other choice but to resign immediately to save the image of the judiciary.

    For Tan sri Zaki to stay on, it will not only damage the image of the judiciary but Malaysia. So please step down now.

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