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Dzaiddin Abdullah Testifies to the RC

Former Chief Justice Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah took the witness stand yesterday. The following relevant articles were published on 30th January 2008:

NST

Dzaiddin: I was marginalised (link)

Tan Sri-ship awarded was ‘irregular’ (link)

The Star

Eusoff lacked leadership (link)

Statements

  1. Dzaiddin disliked his predecessor Eusoff Chin but did not hate him
  2. Felt marginalised by Eusoff Chin, not part of the ‘inner circle’
  3. The Tan Sri-ship conferred on Tun Ahmad Fairuz in 2002 was improper as it was based on a recommendation by deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor (it is typically based on recommendations by the CJ)
  4. Tun Mahathir had twice rejected his recommendation that Tan Sri Badul Malek Ahmad be elevated to be CJ
  5. Tun Mahathir countered with a recommendation of Tan Sri Mokhtar and Ahmad Fairuz
  6. Had recommended 5 names to Tun Mahathir for promotion to High Court judges in October 2001, 3 of the names were mentioned in the video clip
  7. In June 2002 six judges were promoted to the Court of Appeal
    1. Datuk Abdul Aziz Mohamad
    2. Datuk Richard Malanjum
    3. Datuk Arifin Zakaria
    4. Datuk Wira Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusoff
    5. Datuk Hashim Yusoff
    6. Datuk Pajan Singh Gill
  8. Abdul Aziz Mohamad and Arifin Zakaria were recommended by Dzaiddin, the others possibly by the Chief Secretary
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Written by ak57

January 30, 2008 at 8:41 pm

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