MACC Trounced :The Ultimate Victory for ROSLI DAHLAN


April 5, 2016

MACC Trounced :The Ultimate Victory for ROSLI DAHLAN

by Din Merican

Lawyer Rosli sought Justice and won

This afternoon was supposed to be the continuation of the trial of Rosli Dahlan vs MACC where more of the MACC witnesses were supposed to take the witness stand and be grilled in cross examination. But all that fizzled out when the MACC floundered and admitted defeat.

Sources close to the prosecution revealed that since last November the MACC and A-G Chambers have been wooing Rosli to seek a settlement. Then, the courting  became more intense with the MACC representatives even visiting Rosli. Then when it became inevitable that its witness MACC officer Mohan was going to be grilled and roasted, the MACC threw the towel.

This Mohan is a corrupted officer who handcuffed Rosli until he bled,  and this is what happened to him:

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2012/07/06/13-years-jail-rm22mil-fine-for-macc-officer-for-corruption/

MACCs Abu Kassim eats the humble pie

To cut the story short all those who fixed Rosli 8 years ago have met their retribution, their divine karma. Kevin Morais was killed buried and cemented in a drum. Gani Patail sacked so unceremoniously from his once all powerful post of Attorney General. What goes around comes around. And today is the ultimate victory for Lawyer Rosli when the MACC and government apologise to him in open court to a packed court gallery.

Never before has a government enforcement agency bowed to a private individual who sued it. But, Rosli’s case is not the usual case. It is a case of intrigue, of one man’s long and grueling battle against the whole machinery of the government. Like the movie David v Goliath,  when God is on your side, you can’t lose. So I say to Rosli – you have been very steadfast in your fight for the truth and God has rewarded you with victory.I am proud of what you have  accomplished in the cause of justice and congratulate you on your victory.

See below the MACC’S apology to Rosli which was read in witness box  in open court by Senior Assistant Commissioner MACC Saiful Ezral.

PERNYATAAN DI MAHKAMAH TERBUKA

Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia dengan ini menyatakan seperti berikut:

1. Pada 11 Oktober 2007, Badan Pencegah Rasuah yang kini dikenali sebagai Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (“SPRM”) telah menangkap dan menggari Peguam Rosli Dahlan di pejabatnya di firma guamannya Tetuan Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill sehari sebelum Hari Raya Aidilfitri dan dikenakan pendakwaan.

2. Peguam Rosli Dahlan telah dilepaskan dan dibebaskan oleh Mahkamah dari pertuduhan tanpa dipanggil pembelaannya.

3. Peguam Rosli Dahlan telah mengambil tindakan guaman terhadap akhbar arus perdana iaitu Utusan Malaysia, The Star dan News Straits Times dan SPRM kerana memfitnahnya dengan menerbitkan cerita palsu mengenai  penangkapannya dengan keputusan yang berikut:

a) Pada 14 Januari 2013, Star Publications (M) Sdn Bhd telah membayar sejumlah ganti rugi yang tidak didedahkan dan telah menerbitkan satu pernyataan permohonan maaf di dalam akhbar “The Star” dan “The Star Online” seperti yang berikut:

“STAR APOLOGIES TO LAWYER ROSLI DAHLAN

In October 2007 we had published 2 news articles about the arrest and prosecution of Lawyer Rosli Dahlan with the titles “ACA ARRESTS SINGAPORE LAWYER” and “LAWYER CHARGED WITH HIDING INFORMATION ON HIS ASSESTS” respectively.

We acknowledge that the words used in the articles refer to Lawyer Rosli Dahlan and they were untrue and should be clarified as follows:

1. That he is not a Singapore Lawyer and is in fact a Malaysian lawyer;

2. That he does not hold a PR Status  and in truth is a Malaysian citizen;

3. That he is not and has never been a nominee for the senior police officer under investigation nor for that matter any other police officer;

4. That he had not failed to file a declaration required by the Anti- Corruption Agency and in truth and in fact had filed a statutory declaration dated 20.09.2007 under section 32(1)(c) of the Anti Corruption Act 1997 declaring that he does not hold any assets for any police officer within the period stipulated by the notice served on him;

5. That he was never issued with any order to declare his spouse’s assets nor was his spouse asked to make any declaration of her assets; ,

6. That he is not connected to nor did he hide any assets of nor was charged for hiding any assets of the senior police officer who was then under investigation by the ACA.

Our said news articles have conveyed the meaning that Lawyer Rosli Dahlan was a foreign lawyer who had acted in manner contrary to the proper behavior and ethics of an advocate and solicitor

We wish to clarify that we did not intend to cast any such negative imputation against the character or reputation of Rosli Dahlan and any such imputation is greatly regretted. If such imputation was conveyed in the article, we hereby unreservedly and unconditionally apologise to Rosli Dahlan for any distress or embarrassment that he may have suffered as a result of the publication.”

b) Pada 26 Februari 2013, The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd dan SPRM telah didapati bersalah dan diperintahkan oleh Mahkamah Tinggi untuk membayar ganti rugi sebanyak RM 300,000 dan kos kepada Peguam Rosli Dahlan; dan

c) Pada 6 April 2015, Utusan Malaysia telah mencapai penyelesaian dengan Peguam Rosli Dahlan dengan membayar ganti rugi yang tidak didedahkan dan telah sekali lagi mengulangi permohonan maaf tidak berbelah bahagi dan tidak bersyarat kepada En Rosli Dahlan dengan membacakan permohonan maaf di dalam mahkamah terbuka dalam terma-terma yang berikut:

PERMOHONAN MAAF DALAM MAHKAMAH TERBUKA

Dibacakan oleh Pengarah Undang-Undang Utusan Malaysia En Shirad  Anwar:

1. Pada 12 Oktober 2007 semasa umat Islam membuat persiapan menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri, kami telah menerbitkan sebuah rencana bertajuk “Peguam Polis Gagal Isytihar Harta Didakwa Hari Ini” berkenaan tangkapan dan dakwaan terhadap Peguam Rosli Dahlan (kemudian daripada ini dirujuk sebagai “Artikel tersebut”).

2. Sejurus selepas penerbitan Artikel tersebut, apabila dituntut oleh Peguam Rosli Dahlan, kami telah di antara lain, pada 15.4.2008, menerbitkan di muka surat 4 akhbar Utusan Malaysia, satu Permintaan Maaf tidak berbelahbagi dan tidak bersyarat kepada Peguam Rosli Dahlan (kemudian daripada ini dirujuk sebagai “Permintaan Maaf tersebut”) yang intipati Permintaan Maaf tersebut adalah seperti berikut:-

3. Bahawa kami telah membuat dakwaan yang tidak benar terhadap Peguam Rosli Dahlan seperti berikut :

3.1 Bahawa beliau adalah seorang rakyat Singapura yang menjalankan amalan guaman di Malaysia, sedangkan beliau sebenarnya dan sememangnya seorang rakyat Malaysia.

3.2 Bahawa beliau telah melanggar undang-undang negara dengan sebab enggan membuat perisytiharan harta, sedangkan beliau sebenarnya telah membuat perisytiharan yang berkenaan.

3.3 Bahawa beliau menyembunyikan harta-harta milik pegawai kanan Polis yang sedang di siasat pihak BPR, sedangkan beliau tidak ada berbuat sedemikian.

3.4 Bahawa beliau merupakan seorang yang bersifat jahat dan bertindak dengan curang dalam menggalangi siasatan BPR, sedangkan beliau senantiasa berkerjasama dengan BPR dan perlakuan dan tindakannya adalah dalam batasan undang undang.

3.5 Bahawa Artikel tersebut telah memberi gambaran yang salah, iaitu bahawa Peguam Rosli Dahlan merupakan seorang peguam rakyat asing yang bertindak dengan sebegitu rupa yang berlawanan dengan sifat seorang peguambela dan peguamcara yang penuh beretika.

3.6 Bahawa kami menyesal akan perbuatan kami itu dan menyedari akan kesan buruk yang telah berlaku kepada Peguam Rosli Dahlan dan bahawa Artikel tersebut yang dikarang dan disiarkan itu bersifat sensasi dan publisiti yang telah melampaui batasan etika kewartawanan di sekitar berita ketika itu mengenai siasatan terhadap YDH Dato’ Pahlawan Haji Ramli bin Haji Yusuff, yang pada masa itu memegang jawatan Pengarah Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah, Polis DiRaja Malaysia.

4. Kami sekali lagi, atas permintaan dan dengan kebenaran dan persetujuan nyata daripada Peguam Rosli Dahlan, mengulangi intipati Permintaan Maaf tersebut seperti yang dinyatakan di atas dan sekali lagi memohon maaf yang tidak berbelah bahagi dan tidak bersyarat kepada Peguam Rosli Dahlan atas kandungan yang tidak benar dalam Artikel tersebut.

5. Kami juga kini sedia maklum bahawa Peguam Rosli Dahlan telah pun dilepaskan dan dibebaskan secara mutlak oleh Mahkamah dari kesemua pertuduhan yang dibuat terhadapnya sebelum ini oleh BPR yang kini dikenali sebagai Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (“SPRM”).”

6. Peguam Rosli Dahlan juga telah mengambil dua tindakan sivil seperti yang berikut:

a) Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur Guaman Sivil No. S 21-249-2009
Rosli bin Dahlan -lwn- Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, Anthony Kevin Morais, Kerajaan Malaysia & 15 Lagi

b) Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur Guaman Sivil 21NCVC-84-11/2013
Rosli bin Dahlan -lwn- Tan Sri Abdul Gani bin Patail, Tan Sri Musa Hassan, Tan Sri Abu Kassim, SPRM, Kerajaan Malaysia & 8 Lagi

6. Pada 2015,Defendan Ke-6 Mendiang Kevin Anthony Morais telah mati dibunuh dan Peguam Negara Tan Sri Abdul Gani bin Patail ditamatkan perkhidmatannya.

7. Mengambil perhatian perkara-perkara tersebut di atas, SPRM memutuskan kes ini tidak perlu dipanjangkan dan tidak membawa manfaat kepada rakyat dan negara Malaysia untuk terus dipertahankan.

7. Maka, SPRM bagi pigak semua Defendan-Defendan dalam perkara ini telah mencapai penyelesaian dengan Peguam Rosli Dahlan di mana beliau menarik balik semua tuntutan dan kami menyatakan kekesalan di atas kejadian ini.

8. Maka SPRM dan kesemua Defendan-Defendan dengan ini menyatakan penyesalan kami diatas kejadian yang menimpa Peguam  Rosli Dahlan.

9. Kedua-dua pihak Plaintif dan Defendan-Defendan bersetuju bekerjasama menegakkan keluhuran undang-undang dan mempertahankan kedaulatan Perlembagaan Persekutuan Negara Malaysia.

28 thoughts on “MACC Trounced :The Ultimate Victory for ROSLI DAHLAN

  1. At last Rosli is vindicated for standing by the policeman who should have been the IGP. Justice delayed….

  2. Great inspiring achievement, Rosli.

    Truth prevails
    Justice preserved.

    Most importantly,
    A victory for the people and the (reawakening?) judiciary !

    What next for TBH and others ?

  3. The MACC Commissioner should accept total responsibility and just resign – that’s the honorable thing to do – but how can you find honor in MACC which can promote people implicated in killing a witness like Teoh Beng Hock… it is an agency which no Malaysian alive will ever respect nor accept as long as they do not cleanse the blood from their murderous hands…

  4. The MACC statement merely states it regrets the incident faced by Rosli Dhalan. You call that an apology??? When has MACC ever apologised to anyone? Teoh Beng Hock’s family?

  5. Three cheers !

    More and more Malaysians should stand up and resist the abuse of State power by those who temporarily hold high political or administrative
    office.

    Power to the People !

  6. Quote:- “…when God is on your side, you can’t lose”

    Yes, but God requires that you suffer an injustice and fight for 8 long years first?

    Let’s not down-grade Rosli’s personal superhuman effort.

    BTW, can we now say that God was not on Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed and Teoh Beng Hock’s side?

  7. MACC regret? Then why are they harassing CM Lim Guan Eng but not the CEO of PERDA? Leopards will never lose its spots… kaki bodek will always be kaki bodek – how can we ever expect them in MACC to be professionals?

  8. this is but a small infantile step in a long long journey dato but its a nice win nevertheless.
    ______________
    ben,

    I am surprised that you think Lawyer Rosli Dahlan’s efforts to seek legal redress for MACC’s mala fide action is infantile. I congratulate him for spending his time and money to protect his dignity and integrity. What would you do if you were in his shoes? You would in all probability take it lying down since fighting for justice infantile..– Din Merican

  9. Congratulation, Rosli Dahlan. Your perseverance, persistence, and trust in God gets you through the dark and tough days. May the Almighty bless you and your family.
    With the dark times that the Malaysia rakyat are facing now, we need many Rosli Dahlan.

  10. Honestly I’m not too pleased when I saw this in the papers. ‘Kesal’ is not ‘Minta Maaf’ And why would the good lawyer let those crooks go so easily, especially th Guni Pukal and Musang Hassanah!

  11. congratulation Rosli, Truth prevail , You won it for Rakyat Malaysia and Long live ourKing

  12. Rosli showed strength, stamina, intelligence and a great strategist mind. As another lawyer i recognise the genius you are. But beyond that i am awed by your principled and measured statements reported by the mainstrean media even MKini and FMT.

  13. This is a dismal showdown for Rosli Dahlan especially after all the hullabaloo and the anticipation he created. We were all looking forward to see real justice done. But sadly, it just got fizzled out. The truth is, seeking justice is easy said than done

  14. There is no 1 word to describe your victory En. Rosli Dahlan. I n like many Malaysians wish U well. Malaysia’s tattered judiciary and its ag’s office will greatly benefit if someday U r made the AG or CJ. Thank U for your fight for it was for all Malaysia.

  15. LKY and CT,

    Hey! What’s wrong with you guys? What anti climax are you gundus talking about?!

    Were you asleep when Rosli beat the shit out of all the previous MACC witnesses during cross-examination? He went to trial on this case. This is towards the end when the next witnesses will be that Mohan chap and the Chief Commissioner TS Abu Kassim. They threw the towel, admitted and apologised. Rosli won. What else do you expect to happen?

    Even in boxing if you knock your opponent down and his ring side throw the towel, the referee stops the fight. You can’t step or kick the fighter who is down. You are declared the winner when you move away to your side of the ring, but you are disqualified if you kick the fighter who is down.

    Rosli did just that. He is the gentleman who has won. And you criticised him? You gundus!!!

  16. Poor Rosli. He won when MACC settled and apologised and yet people criticised him. Let him savour his victory. Ask yourself if you can fight half his fight.

  17. Please don’t get me wrong here, Mohamad Ali. Never did I say he was not a gentleman. I applauded what he had done so far. Being brave and persevered for so long. Just when he was getting so near to exposing more shenanigans in the corridors of power. That’s the disappointment. And I’m just expressing my personal thoughts. Is freedom of speech a crime here?

  18. I agree with Mohamad Ali. Court cases like the rules of boxing is gentlemanly conduct, fight fair and square. Rosli is a true Malay gentleman and a renaissance man. His Alma mater must be proud of him. Which university is he from? Must be a refined university and Inns of Court of UK. His conduct has aiways been commendable. That’s what our universities are lacking. They can produce a 3.85 CGPA idiot like Ahmad Mazlan but they can never produce a scholar and a gentleman like Rosli Dahlan. That’s why our government service is like a hit.

  19. Mr Mohamad Ali, why are you so touchy? I’m not saying bad things about Rosli Dahlan here. I am not attacking his person. I do actually think very highly of him. Because I think that if anyone can take these clowns off the streets once and for all, it would have been him. I am just disappointed that it got stunted. Especially after all the hard work he had put into it, sleepless nights and all. And especially after all the drama we had read that is worthy of a great blockbuster. This is then what I meant by “a dismal showdown”. I was just voicing my thoughts. Sorry if it annoyed you. Peace bro

  20. A big win for justice, in the name of Rosli Dahlan. A great lawyer of principles and courage. It was a lone fight against Goliath, and he won!

  21. Can we let Rosli rest and have his solace? He deserve to rejoice in his victory and let no one rob him of the fruits of his litigation. He took on the whole might of the government machinery without flinching until they apologised. Yet he was magnanimous in victory and humiliated no one. He was even charitable to those who did bad things to him. So let’s celebrate with Rosli on his successful closure.

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