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Aliran is happy to note that the Lingam Tape Report has been finally concluded and the Report submitted to His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

But Aliran is perturbed that there is no indication that the Report will be made public. It is our considered view that the public is entitled to have access to the Lingam Tape Report. We demand that this Report be made public.

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As we go out to vote, all eyes will be on the Election Commission and how it handles polling day and deters phantom voters. In the original Merdeka Constitution, an
impartial Election Commission (SPR) was put into place. Since then,
various Constitutional amendments have transformed the SPR into a shell
of its original self.

(The Star) KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Commission of Inquiry has barred Parti Keadilan
Rakyat (PKR) adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Aliran from
participating in the proceedings after they refused to retract their
seemingly contemptuous online statements or apologise. 

Commission member Tan Sri Steve Shim ruled that the panel had only
forfeited the duo’s right to join in the inquiry because they have not
been cited for contempt yet. 

“However, we think that there is disrespect. We, however, will reserve
whatever penal consequences to be taken later,” said Shim. 

Five lawyers staged a walkout after the royal commission into the Lingam tape today barred their client – PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim – from participating in the proceedings.

commission’s decision was made due to the Anwar’s refusal to withdraw
and apologise for his contemptuous remarks made against the royal panel
of inquiry.

Also barred for the same reason is social reform movement Aliran.

(Malaysiakini)PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim and social reform movement Aliran have declined to withdraw statements said to be in contempt of the royal commission of inquiry into the Lingam tape.

M Puravalen and CV Prabhakaran said at the outset of the inquiry this
morning that their clients stood by their statements which had
criticised the commission’s decision not to call Anwar and two other
party leaders as witnesses.

(The Star) KUALA LUMPUR: Non-governmental organisation Aliran and Parti
Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim are on the “verge of
contempt” over online articles questioning the integrity of the Royal
Commission of Inquiry.

Commissioner Datuk Mahadev Shankar cited the articles as Lingam Inquiry: Aliran is Shocked and Devastated and another entitled ‘Unseen Hand’ Manipulating the Inquiry.

welcomes the government’s decision to appoint a Royal Commission of
Inquiry following the disturbing disclosures in the Lingam tape. What
Malaysians witnessed through the tape revealed the rot in the
judiciary, which many Malaysians had suspected all along. Their
suspicions have now been removed and we are now convinced that the
rot has pervaded the judiciary through the manipulation of unethical
judges to do the bidding of the authorities.

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Yeo Yang Poh warns us that ‘the politics of disappearance’ – the gradual disappearance of societal pillars such as justice, fairness, democracy and accountability – is becoming more pervasive in Malaysia. It is time for Malaysians to banish such disappearances. No justice for sale! No more vanishing tricks!

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The government appears to be dragging its feet over the key recommendation of the Royal Commission looking into the operations of the police. The IPCMC Coalition explains why we urgently need an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission.