Friday, May 16, 2008

CABINET GRANTS PROBE AND PUNISHMENT ON LINGAM VIDEO TAPE SCANDAL


The Cabinet has agreed to commence investigations as a result of the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the video tape scandal which involves former primier, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, lawyer Datuk V K Lingam, Tan Sri Vincent Tan, MP Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, Tun Eusoff Chin and Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim and this was made known by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim today which will be investigated under the Sedition Act, Official Secrets Act and the Penal Code and will include obstruction of justice.

It is learned that Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail would conduct the probe immediately.

It is hoped that this probe will help restore the people’s confidence in the judiciary.

We need to thank Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for calling for this probe which had tarnished the good name of the judiciary since 1988 and it is hoped that those involved will be severely punished for having carried out this miscarriage of justice.

Datuk Zaid informed that the Cabinet had agreed for the contents of the report to be released and sold to the public.

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