TUN DR MAHATHIR ASK TUN SALLEH ABAS TO RESIGN OR BE SACKED
Its confirm that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, our former premier had asked Tun Salleh Abas to resign in 1988 and had offered to give him a lucrative position at the Islamic Bank. Tun Dr Mahathir reported that initially Tun Salleh Abas agreed but subsequently after a few days, rejected his advice and a Tribunal was set-up to remove him on the consent of the Agong (then Sultan of Johor). Since the removal of judges could only be performed by the Agong, on the advice of a tribunal set up by their peers. Its is very clear that the reason for the removal of Tun Salleh Abas was connected to the UMNO case but Tun Dr Mahathir refused to comment further.
It has been reported that the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, who is in-charge of law, Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz informed that he had briefed the Cabinet on this issue yesterday and it was resolved that this matter will remain closed unless fresh and important facts emerge.
In the meanwhile, the Bar Council had made a statement that it will still keep the issue alive and would probably hold an EGM to discuss on this issue.
Will the review ever take place?