Judiciary: No conspiracy between chief judge and Umno court cluster

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A police report has been lodged over a post on the Facebook page of Shahrir Samad that accused the chief judge of expediting cases involving Najib Razak and Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The office of the chief registrar of the Federal Court said the police report was made to deny the accusation that there was a conspiracy, secret pact or illegal pact among some political leaders and the chief judge.

“The chief judge has never communicated with any leaders of political parties or been contacted by leaders of political parties over cases involving Najib or Zahid,” the office of the chief registrar said in the statement.

The statement said cases involving both leaders that have yet to be settled will continue without any interference from the chief judge or anyone else.

The statement said the people behind such allegations had made them to tarnish the image of the judiciary, which in turn would result in the loss of confidence in the judiciary among the public.

“These allegations are aimed at subverting the administration of justice in the cases involving Najib and Zahid, which have yet to be settled,” it said.

Shahrir had made the allegation following leaked documents, which recently went viral on social media, believed to be minutes of a PAS meeting that allegedly mention a plot to topple and disrupt Umno and Barisan Nasional.

The documents also included a plan to expedite the sentences of Umno’s “court cluster”, former prime minister Najib Razak and party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who are either on trial or have been convicted on charges such as criminal breach of trust, abuse of power and money laundering.

Several prominent government figures have been linked to the alleged plot, including Terengganu Menteri Besar and PAS vice-president Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan, and Bersatu leaders Azmin Ali and Hamzah Zainudin.

Umno Supreme Council member Ahmad Shabery Cheek said those named in the document should come forward to clear the air due to the nature of the damning allegations.

Samsuri had denied the contents of the document, but not the meeting.

“It is not true. I don’t know where (the document) came from. Even my name was spelled incorrectly.

“They (the irresponsible parties) knew there were meetings, so they created a narrative (that had gone viral),” he was quoted as saying. – TMI