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RC Hearing Duration Set

Lingam video clip: Hearing to run until Jan 22

KUALA LUMPUR: The Lingam video clip hearing before a Royal Commission of Inquiry on Monday will once again thrust the judiciary into the limelight.

Twenty years after the sacking of former Lord President Tun Salleh Abbas and two Supreme Court judges, the public will see the institution coming under intense scrutiny again.

The commission was set up to investigate the video clip featuring lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam allegedly brokering judicial appointments in a telephone conversation.

It will call four Anti-Corruption Agency officers on the first day of hearing.

A fifth witness will be a representative from the cyber security agency, CyberSecurity Malaysia.

Proceedings are expected to pick up from Tuesday onwards when Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, former chief justice Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah and Parti Keadilan Rakyat vice-president Sivarasa Rasiah will appear as witnesses.

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is also expected to be called as a witness.

Commission secretary Datuk Abdullah Sani Ab Halim said five witnesses will be called on the first day.

“The hearing will run until Jan 22 unless new witnesses come forward during the proceedings,” he said yesterday.

When asked whether anyone other than those subpoenaed had volunteered as witnesses, he said none had.

“At the moment, we already have 15 witnesses,” said Abdullah, declining to elaborate.

– quoted from an article published in NST on 11th January 2008 (link)

Just wanted to make a note of the estimated timeline for the proceedings, which will be 14th Jan – 22nd Jan 2008. I’ll probably delete this post and merge it with some ‘all in one’ post once this whole drama is over.


Written by ak57

January 11, 2008 at 10:40 pm

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