To Be An Effective Minister With Integrity, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor Must Come Clean On His Role In The V.K. Lingam Judicial Appointments Scandal (en/cn)

Press Statement by the DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 12 June 2013:

To Be An Effective Minister With Integrity, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor Must Come Clean On His Role In The V.K. Lingam Judicial Appointments Scandal Where He Was Found By The Royal Commission of Inquiry to Have Conspired with Datuk VK Lingam and Tan Sri Vincent Tan to Subvert the Federal Constitution by Fixing the Appointment of Judges

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, having been found by a Royal Commission of Inquiry to have conspired with Datuk VK Lingam and Tan Sri Vincent Tan to subvert the Federal Constitution by fixing the appointment of judges must come clean of his role in conspiring with Lingam.

In September 2007, Malaysians were stunned by the release of an eight-minute recording of Datuk VK Lingam engaging in a telephone conversation with a senior judge, detailing a dishonest conspiracy to fix the appointment of senior judges in the Malaysian judiciary. In that eight-minute recording, the name of Tengku Adnan was mentioned no fewer than eleven times.

After lengthy hearings, the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the scandal, headed by former Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Haidar Mohd Noor, handed down its findings in May 2008. It held that VK Lingam, Tan Sri Vincent Tan and Tengku Adnan were all accomplices in a “nefarious exercise” to thwart the proper appointment of judges in accordance with the Federal Constitution.

The RCI found that the conspirators (including others such as Tun Eusoff Chin) had also schemed to ensure their “friends” were appointed to the judiciary. The RCI also found that Tengku Adnan, as Deputy Minister and later Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, appeared to be the “fixer” within the Prime Minister’s Department who passed secret information relating to the appointment of judges to VK Lingam, in apparent breach of the Official Secrets Act 1972.

In response to Tengku Adnan’s denial of involvement, the RCI found that Tengku Adnan had in his sworn testimony been “too economical with the truth to be believed”. It held that Tengku Adnan had “not in the least degree” succeeded in disassociating himself from the video clip in which his name was mentioned eleven times.

The RCI also drew attention to the fact that Tengku Adnan had, as a Deputy Minister and Minister, sworn a solemn oath to “protect, preserve and defend” the Constitution of Malaysia, but had instead involved himself in a conspiracy to destroy the credibility of the institution of justice in Malaysia.

The RCI recommended that the VK Lingam and his conspirators be investigated by the Attorney General under the Penal Code, the Sedition Act 1948, the Legal Profession Act 1976 and the Official Secrets Act 1972, but until no action has been taken against those responsible.

It is clear that despite all that the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak may claim, Malaysia cannot move on from the corruption and abuses of power of the Mahathir era while men such as Tengku Adnan who are implicated in some of the worst abuses of that time are appointed to high ministerial positions by Datuk Seri Najib. Tengku Adnan fully account for his role in the V.K. Lingam as a Malaysian Cabinet Minister must not only be clean but must also be seen to be clean.

LIM GUAN ENG

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民主行动党秘书长及峇眼国会议员林冠英于2013年6月12日在吉隆坡发表的文告

要成为一位廉洁兼有效率的部长,拿督斯里东姑安南必须出来说明有关于他在林甘司法委任丑闻一案中被皇委会发现与拿督林甘及丹斯里陈志远共谋,违宪操纵委任法官。

拿督斯里东姑安南必须出来说明有关于他在林甘司法委任丑闻一案中被皇委会发现与拿督林甘及丹斯里陈志远共谋,违宪操纵委任法官。

在2007年9月,马来西亚人为那长达八分钟的林甘案录影感到震惊,录影中林甘透过电话与资深法官通话,详细的道出如何以肮脏阴谋操纵资深法官,干预大马司法。在这八分钟短片中,

东姑安南的名字被提及了不下11次。

在听证会后,以马来亚前首席大法官丹斯里海达为首的皇委会在2008年5月有了结果。皇委会显示林甘、陈志远及东姑安南共谋着“邪恶的行为”,阻扰根据宪法的法官委任程序。

皇委会发现这群阴谋策划者(包括敦尤索夫晋)也策划让他们的朋友获得委任成为法官。皇委会也发现东姑安南作为副部长及尔后的首相署部长,竟然是首相署当中将委任法官的机密,通风报信给林甘的人,违反了1972年的机密法令。

对于东姑安南否认牵涉其中,皇委会发现东姑安南宣誓后的供词“简单得太过让人难以相信”,皇委会也认为东姑安南“连最小程度”也不可能置身事外,因为短片中他的名字被提了11次。

皇委会也提醒东姑安南作为副部长及部长,是曾经宣誓“保护、维护及捍卫”马来西亚宪法,但是他却反过来以阴谋摧毁了马来西亚司法制度的公信。

皇委会建议林甘及其同谋应在刑事法典、1948年煽动法令、1976年法律专业法令及1972年官方机密法令下,由总检察长展开调查。但是截至目前为止,并未见当局展开任何行动对付有关的负责任单位。

很明显的,尽管首相拿督斯里纳吉称:马来西亚不能够再以敦马哈迪年代的贪污及滥权方向向前迈进,但是同一个时候,像东姑安南这种在那个时代牵涉到最严重侵权事件的人,却也被纳吉委任为高职位的内阁部长。作为需为VK 林甘事件负起全责的内阁部长东姑安南,他不只需要廉洁,也必需看起来是廉洁的。

林冠英

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