Judiciary misconduct allegation: Govt open to all options on actions to be taken

16 Feb 2019 / 13:06 H.

SANDAKAN: The government will leave all options opened, including a proposal to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), with regards to action the government should take following an allegation made by a Court of Appeal judge on misconducts within the judiciary.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said the government viewed the allegation made by judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer as “very, very serious” as it affected the judiciary.

“I understand that the judiciary lodged a police report over the allegations made by the judge (Hamid Sultan) and I believe investigations will be carried out soon. So, we will wait for that (outcome of investigation).

“We will not leave any stone unturned. There will be no cover-up,” he told Bernama when met after officiating Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Batu Sapi Parent Teacher Association meeting, here today.

On Wednesday (Feb 14), Hamid Sultan released a 63-page affidavit that revealed explosive and detailed information in relation to numerous incidences of judicial interference within the Malaysian judiciary, including allegation of judicial interference in former Bukit Gelugor MP and DAP chairman, the late Karpal Singh’s sedition appeal decision at the Court of Appeal.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government will study any proposal to establish an RCI into the claim of judicial misconduct. — Bernama

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