Dr M Confirms RCI on Judicial Misconduct

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The government is to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into alleged misconduct by certain judges, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

The Prime Minister said the terms of the RCI have yet to be decided.

“It is up to them (RCI) to look into the allegations made by the judge. We will set up the RCI, the terms will be determined later,” he told reporters after an official visit to the Defence Ministry.

Dr Mahathir was asked to comment on calls for the government to set up an RCI after Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, in a 65-page affidavit on Feb 14, alleged scams involving certain top judges and private lawyers to cheat on government monies via failed contracts.

The judge also alleged that there was judicial interference in the late lawyer Karpal Singh’s sedition appeal decision at the Court of Appeal.

Earlier report: Feb 20, Sources: Cabinet Agrees to Form RCI on Alleged Judicial Misconduct