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Sabtu, Disember 15, 2007

Anwar Sangsi Penglibatan Haidar Dalam Suruhanjaya Siasat 'Pita Lingam'

Anwar begitu sangsi dengan penglibatan Tan Sri Haidar Mohamed Nor dan Tan Sri Steve Shim dalam Suruhanjaya DiRaja siasatan 'Pita Lingam'.

By WAN NORDIN WAN YAAKOB

PENASIHAT Parti Keadilan Rakyat (KeADILan), Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim hari ini melahirkan kesangsian dengan penglibatan Tan Sri Haidar Mohamed Nor dan Tan Sri Steve Shim dalam Suruhanjaya DiRaja siasatan 'Pita Lingam'.

Penglibatan Haidar dan Steve Shim sebagai anggota Suruhanjaya juga menimbulkan beberapa persoalan, katanya.

Anwar berkata demikian semasa mengadakan sidang media dan pendedahan baki pita video yang menunjukkan perbualan seorang peguam yang didakwa sebagai VK Lingam dengan seorang bekas hakim yang didakwa sebagai Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim.

Antara yang hadir ialah, Timbalan Presiden KeADILan, Dr Syed Husin Ali; Peguam yang juga Bendahari KeADILan, William Leong dan Pegawai Khas Anwar, Din Marican.

Haidar Terbabit Dalam Kes Anwar

"Suruhanjaya DiRaja telah dipertanggungjawabkan untuk menyiasat semua perkara berkaitan dengan nama-nama yang disebut di dalam video ini, termasuk saya, yang dirujuk sebagai 'Kes Anwar' di dalam video tersebut," kata Anwar.

Walau bagaimanapun, kata Anwar beliau perlu menarik perhatian di sini bahawa Haidar dan Steve Shim adalah antara hakim yang mendengar kes beliau di Mahkamah Persekutuan.

Dalam perkara ini, KeADILan berharap mereka bertindak waras bagi mengenepikan sebarang tanggapan negatif yang mungkin bersangkit di dalam penyiasatan Suruhanjaya DiRaja, kata Anwar.

Namun demikian, kami masih komited untuk memberikan kerjasama penuh dengan Suruhanjaya DiRaja dengan harapan bahawa anggotanya mempunyai keberanian melaksanakan amanah mereka dengan jujur dan ikhlas, katanya.

Siasat Rasuah Kehakiman

Anwar berkata, setelah beliau mendedahkan klip video VK Lingam kepada orang ramai kira-kira tiga bulan yang lalu, kerajaan kini telah mengumumkan keanggotaan dan terma rujukan Suruhanjaya DiRaja untuk menyiasat rasuah kehakiman.

Pada mulanya kata beliau kerajaan tidak mengendahkan isu ini tetapi kemudiannya hanya bersetuju membentuk panel tanpa bidang kuasa jelas.

Justeru itu, keputusan menubuhkan Suruhanjaya DiRaja dianggap sebagai langkah positif untuk mengembalikan integriti kehakiman Negara, katanya.

"Kami mengucapkan tahniah kepada ribuan rakyat Malaysia yang telah menuntut reformasi kehakiman.

"Malangnya, terma rujukan Suruhanjaya DiRaja ini tidak memenuhi bidang kuasa yang sewajarnya untuk memulakan siasatan menyeluruh terhadap krisis yang dihadapi institusi kehakiman, sebagaimana yang dituntut Majlis Peguam, badan-badan bukan kerajaan dan lain-lain pertubuhan masyarakat," katanya.

Dedah Pita Kedua

Kewujudan video ini merupakan bukti bahawa krisis ini cukup mendalam dan telah melibatkan peringkat tertinggi institusi kehakiman, kata Anwar.

KeADILan kesal bahawa suruhanjaya ini tidak diberikan bidang kuasa yang secukupnya untuk menyelesaikan masalah yang telah ditimbulkan oleh video ini, katanya.

"Rasuah, muslihat perlantikan hakim dan ketidakadilan yang dilaksanakan di dalam penghakiman adalah masalah serius yang perlu ditangani.

"Untuk memenuhi janji saya sebelum ini, saya dengan ini memberikan klip penuh video tersebut selama 14 minit dan akan memberikan kerjasama penuh kepada Suruhanjaya DiRaja," kata Anwar.

Anwar telah mendedahkan baki klip video tersebut yang menunjukkan babak perbualan antara VK Lingam dengan seorang yang dipercayai ahli perniagaan.

"Kita mempunyai bukti mengenai pelakuan keseluruhan mereka yang disebut dalam pita tersebut–peranan VK Lingam, Tan Sri Vincent Tan, Dato' Tengku Adnan, wang yang diberikan kepada bekas Peguam Negara, Tan Sri Mokhtar Abdullah dan bekas Ketua Hakim Negara, Tun Eusoff Chin," kata Anwar semasa menjawab soalan wartawan.

"Selain daripada apa yang dikatakan oleh adik Lingam (VK Thirunama Karasu), kita mempunyai bukti lain untuk menyokongnnya," katanya.

Perbualan tersebut boleh ditonton melalui laman web rasmi KeADILan, www.keadilanrakyat.org.

Anwar juga berkata bahawa pihak yang menyerahkan pita itu kepadanya akan turut tampil memberi kerjasama kepada suruhanjaya.

Begitupun Anwar enggan mendedahkan nama-nama individu yang menyerahkan pita video asal itu kepadanya dan hanya berkata akan tiba masanya 'whistleblower' itu mendedahkan identitinya apabila suruhanjaya memulakan siasatan.

Berikut adalah transkrip perbualan antara Lingam dengan seorang yang didakwa sebagai ahli perniagaaan yang didedah Anwar dalam baki video yang didedah hari ini.

Off Camera Voice]: Who is that Dato?

Lingam: Chief Justice Malaya.

[Off Camera Voice]: Who is that?

Lingam: Dato Ahmad Fairuz

[Off camera voice]: Oh Ahmad Fairuz.

Lingam: I put him up there. Don't tell this, please. I cannot tell this to Manjit. And he is acting President Court of Appeals Number 2 post. He is next Chief Justice. He always says "I leave it to you."

[Off Camera Voice]: I thought you were very close to Tun Eusoff Chin, Datuk?

Lingam: He is Eusoff Chin's man, Eusoff Chin retired. But Dzaiddin hates Eusoff Chin, you understand? Ah..

[Off Camera Voice]: Because you know I...I...I..as far as I know you are very

Lingam: Eusoff Chin and I are extremely close. Because you know...Yeah. Eusoff Chin in power, I can straight and get in Pom! Pom! Pom! Pom! But now Dzaiddin is there. So Dzaiddin is attacking our cases. That means what? James Kumar is aligned to Dzaiddin. But Dzaiddin is retiring in 15th of September. He is finished.

[Off camera voice]: Next year?

Lingam: So Dzaiddin really wants to go...Don't worry. Dzaiddin recommended Malik Ahmad to be Chief Judge of Malaya. But we went and "cut" "cut" cut" cut" I and Tengku Adnan and Vincent told PM. I stop him for now, because he is anti-PM. We put Fairuz in. And we put...I told you three months ago he became CJM [Chief Justice Malaya]. He said "Don't believe." Then he got it. He rang up to thank me. And all that. He now acting PCA because Wan Adnan is sick. Right? This. Apart from law knowledge you need kow tow. Please understand that. You need to know the emperor. Knowing the law doesn't give you
The winning formula, you must also kow tow to the emperor. Correct or not? So now I am working very hard. So he agreed to meet Vincent Tan and PM and what you call Tengku Adnan.

Off camera voice]: Do you think Vincent has an interest over PM?

Lingam: You don't know about the history. Businesswise may not be successful. Robert Kuok is very brilliant. Lim Goh Tong is very rich. Vincent Tan, you know what PM say? He went to Averton he went to Langkawi. He said bincang. I want you to build a hotel here. His wife pulled him away.

[Inaudible] He said Dato Seri I will think about it. The wife pulled him away. There is another [inaudible] cannot get a bank loan. Vincent there. Vincent, can you build a hotel? Ready for next Air show?
I want you do it in 6 months. `Datuk Seri, Don't worry, I will get it done.' He paid double the price to get all of them. A big loss lah. Then Solomon Island and Fiji and all, he said, Vincent go and invest there, he went and bought...

[inaudible] the government factory [inaudible] you do this project a bit and cover up your loss. PM will do what he want to do to cover your backside.

[Off camera voice]: Vincent is very close to him.
Lingam: That's right. Don't ask… because Vincent has taken me to PM's residence the house ...
[inaudible]... Anwar's case the lawyers. Wee Cheong ... [inaudible]. But I cannot go and talk to PM just like that and say promote this and that
Because ah, he knows I am a but when PM calls me on Anwar's case, I can tell him he'll listen. But if I go promote so and so, that means I got interest. So, I don't do that. I use Vincent and Tengku, go and do that. I don't f*** them up. They go
and do that. But I tell you this lah. Don't tell in front of people, of course. Life, one thing go confidential wrong is dangerous. Ah. Never, never say. You should never. Even though to PM. You should never say. I don't know. I always say "I don't know." That's all.

[Off camera voice]: Everybody... I think many people know. Even the son case, everything I talk the father. Talk until he agreed.

Lingam: You know me [inaudible]. But I never talk about it. Even the son's case, I do everything. I talk to the father...Talk until he agreed. But if it is a big crisis that affects him, ….I can talk, he will listen. But if I want to favour somebody, that I cannot guarantee. Because my interest is not his interest. You know what I mean. Tomorrow invest your interest involving your father, I can come say this this this, you will listen. But tomorrow I appeal for me, you are not obliged to listen. Because you are a politician, PM. Politician is what is your interest, not what is my interest. But if I am giving advise on your interest, you will listen. On my interest, you will not. You must be careful about this.

[Off camera voice]: Datuk, I need to ask you this question.

Lingam: Ask me. Ask me.

[Off camera voice]: For a while now.

Lingam: Because we can talk behind these people.

[Off camera voice]... Actually, I think, you know, Daim has more equity interest in Berjaya than Vincent Tan, isn't that true?

Lingam: Let me tell you something ... [inaudible] was bought by Daim ... [inaudible]. Later on he did some deals where Daim supposed to help him. One or two he helped. Supposed to give him some money. Didn't give. Part was paid, part not paid. Later on Daim called up and he got paid.