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Cr*ck October 18, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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(Source: The Star)

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On 8th October, the Bar Council wrote to the Legal Division of the PM’s Department. And on 10th October, the Council received this (right) from Director-General of the Legal Division, Dato’ Abdullah Sani b. Ab Hani, who was apparently instructed by former Justice Haidar, to ask them to lay the Council’s agenda and issues on the table first (click on thumbnail, right).

Perhaps this is a new case of the “missing …”? Like the “missing seal“?

The Bar Council has made available, the exchange of correspondence and its memorandum, here.

Sivarasa’s Press Statement at the ACA October 11, 2007

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PRESS STATEMENT

This morning Mr Sim Tze Tzin ( Personal Assistant to Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim ) and I delivered our written responses to the notices issued by the ACA on 4th October 2007 under section 22 of the Anti Corruption Act 1997 ordering us, amongst others, to provide details of the identity of the persons who brought the video clip to us.

We have declined to provide any information on the identity of the source or information that might lead to disclosure of their identity ( such as the name of the restaurant where we met them ) on the basis that it might compromise their personal safety. We have also said that it is not in our power to give such information as we had given them our undertaking not to reveal it to any one without their prior permission. We do not, at this point of time, have their permission to do so. We have also said that we will be able to supply that information once they authorise its disclosure.

We also informed the ACA that it is our view that issuance of the above-said notice under section 22 of the Act is an unreasonable exercise of power and is wrong in law for the following reasons:

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Judicial Jigsaw October 6, 2007

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Thanks to Malaysiakini‘s hard work for reassembling this jigsaw, the least that the Anti-Corruption Agency should do is investigate it, not gun for the messengers and whistleblower.