Monday, May 26, 2008

Pressure mounts for Lingam probe action - NST

KUALA LUMPUR: May 26, 2008

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) youth movement members in several states lodged reports yesterday urging police to investigate all those implicated by the Royal Commission of Inquiry in the Lingam video clip.

The reports by the members of Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) urged police to immediately investigate former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam, tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan, Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and former chief justices Tun Eusoff Chin and Tun Ahmad Sheikh Abdul Halim.

The reports followed a similar report on Saturday by AMK chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohamad Ali, who had said that state AMK chiefs would lodge reports a day later.

In Shah Alam, Selangor AMK chief Khairul Anuar Ahmad Zainuddin said investigations and prosecutions should be carried out without fear or favour in order to restore public confidence in the judiciary.

In Kangar, state AMK chief Zamri Sapar was joined by state PKR Wanita head Poziyah Hamzah and Kangar division committee member Ko Chu Liang in lodging a report at the district police headquarters.

Zamri said the party hoped police would conduct fair investigations into the matter.

In Malacca, state AMK committee member Ginie Lim Siew Lian said there would be no excuse for police not to investigate now.

"If before they blamed the fact that no report was lodged, now they should have enough to proceed," she said after lodging a report.

In its report recently, the royal commission said there was sufficient cause to invoke the Sedition Act 1948, the Prevention of Corruption Act 1961, the Legal Profession Act 1976 and the Official Secrets Act 1972 against some of the individuals involved.

On May 16, the cabinet had ordered the attorney-general to investigate the six individuals.

The New Straits Times reported on Saturday that police had not begun investigations as there had been no reports on the matter.

Meanwhile, Khairul said he had lodged two other reports at the Shah Alam police headquarters yesterday.

He said the first report was against the Wives of Selangor Assemblymen and MPs Welfare and Charity Organisation (Balkis) for allegedly spending almost RM280,000 on uniforms for members and their partners.

The other, said Khairul, was against last term's Barisan Nasional assemblymen, who had allegedly spent almost RM27 million for small projects in the first two months of the year, prior to the general election.

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