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Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Government Must Investigate Those Implicated in Judge-Fixing....

This is a different ball game from soccer match-fixing as the results are far-reaching and affect the very fabric of society.

malaysiakini has this heading for an article related to the Lingam Inquiry Report that implicated TDM:

Dr M challenges gov't to charge him

We all recall that TDM did not help much in the inquiry as he "did not remember" much but now he has a quick flashback and suggests

"I want them to charge me in court. Only then will I have the opportunity to expose more conflicts faced by the judges, including those who have implicated me," he told reporters.

It seems that the former PM is playing a game of poker with high stakes - the outcome could be that Malaysia gets the chance to get rid of the malignant cancer of corruption in its vital organs or we simply refuse treatment and just wait a final outcome - a painful death of becoming a failed state.

Those charged with doing the follow-up to the Lingam Inquiry should be screened by a Parliamentary Committee to ensure they too are not tainted....if the AG feels he has been compromised he should disqualify himself and even offer to retire.

This is too big a case to be sorted out by the AG's office without a higher oversight and I don't mean only the PM's department as that may be construed as a personal battle against his predecessor.

To his credit, the PM has called for the MSM to allow the investigations to be done properly and not conduct the trial in the media. I suggest the media too has a proper role to play. They can report accurately on the progress of the case and educate the public on the issues of state.

1 comment:

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