No sooner did the RCI decide not to call Anwar Ibrahim’s testimony on the VK Lingam video clip on grounds the information he posseses is irrelevant, Dato Seri Anwar has released another segment of the Lingam tape recording. In this segment the predecessor to Ahmed Fairuz and the former Chairman of the Royal Commission of the Police Force, Dzaiddin Abdullah, is clearly identified as having compromised his integrity by accepting bribes from at least VK Lingam and Vincent Tan.
There should be no handwringing on the authenticity of this segment as such has already been verified by numerous experts.
It takes a man of great leadership and vision to understand that this Royal Commission if left to its own devices will do its level best to sweep this widening conspiracy under the rug and further destroy the credibility of the Judiciary, which is was supposed to restore.
Why then has the RCI has chosen to ignore the PKR de facto leader who brought these evidence to light on September 20, 2007. The politics and the power of certain vested interests now on full display to the public makes me sick. The public outcry at this point should be deafening. Never has the level of decadence in the judiciary been so high and so obvious. Talk about credibility and independence of this RCI!! It is going to be a SHAM.
The hearings will be completed by next Wednesday and unless something miraculous happens, we can say that Anwar will not get his day at the hearings. Let us hope some other credible witness(es) can testify.
— UNTUK EDARAN SEGERA —
28 Januari 2008
Pada hari ini saya menerbitkan segmen ketiga rakaman video lawyer VK Lingam yang diberikan kepada saya pada Jumaat lepas, 25 Januari. Klip ini memberikan bukti tambahan bahawa konspirasi yang kini sedang disiasat oleh Suruhanjaya Diraja melangkaui usaha melantik Ahmad Fairuz ke Mahkamah Persekutuan. Segmen 5 minit ini secara langsung mengaitkan bekas Ketua Hakim Negara Dzaiddin Abdullah yang didakwa menerima rasuah dari VK Lingam dan Vincent Tan agar beliau tidak mengkritik kedua-dua individu tersebut secara terbuka. Dzaiddin Abdullah merupakan Ketua Hakim Negara antara Disember 2000 hingga 2003. Di dalam video tersebut disebut VK Lingam menyatakan: “Dan kita telah memberikan beliau hadiah paling mahal. Jangan tanyalah apa bendanya. Saya telah beri kepadanya dan Vincent Tan telah berikan kepadanya.”
Meskipun pada awalnya penubuhan Suruhanjaya Diraja telah memberikan rakyat Malaysia harapan agar kewibawaan dan integriti Kehakiman dapat dipulihkan, kami belum yakin dengan prosiding dan keputusan prosedur yang dibuat para Pesuruhjaya setakat ini. Suruhanjaya Diraja mestilah dapat menjunjung ketelusan dan integriti agar tidak kelihatan merosakkan lagi imej sistem kehakiman negara. Saya dengan ini menyerahkan bukti terbaru ini kepada orang ramai dan menyatakan kesediaan bekerjasama sepenuhnya dengan prosiding Suruhanjaya selama ini.
Video ini dapat dilihat di laman web saya http://www.anwaribrahim.com.
— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —
January 28, 2008
Today I am releasing a third segment of the video tape recording of lawyer VK Lingam that was given to me on Friday, January 25th. This clip adduces additional evidence that the conspiracy currently being investigated by the Royal Commission extends beyond the attempt to fix the appointment of Ahmed Fairuz to the Federal Court. This new 5-minute segment directly implicates former Chief Justice Dzaiddin Abdullah who has allegedly received bribes from VK Lingam and Vincent Tan so that he cannot attack those two individuals publicly. Dzaiddin Abdullah was the Chief Justice of Malaysia from December 2000 until 2003. It was quoted as: “And we have given him the most expensive gift. Don’t ask about it lah. I have given him and Vincent Tan has given him.”
While the creation of the Royal Commission gave the Malaysian public some hope that the credibility and integrity of the Judiciary might be restored, we are unimpressed with the proceedings and the procedural decisions made by the Commissioners thus far. The Royal Commission must operate with the highest level of integrity and transparency so as not to be seen as feeding the rot which has tarnished the Malaysian Courts. I submit this new piece of evidence to the public, and extend my full cooperation to the Commission’s ongoing proceedings.
The video can be seen on my website at http://www.anwaribrahim.com