Suaram outlines the latest explosive allegations to surface in the Paris judicial inquiry into the Scorpene submarines deal – which point to the parties that may have benefited from the deal.
Suaram is greatly pleased to inform all Malaysians, that the French courts have opened an inquiry into the alleged corruption, misuse and abuse of taxpayers money, linked to the purchase of the two Scorpene class submarines, back in 2002.
Individuals and civil society groups around Asia have called on their governments to support the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma, reports the Burma Partnership.
The inquest into the death of Teoh Beng Hock has been totally discredited.
Nobody is going to believe the coroner’s verdict. The latest sham that has emerged – claiming the discovery of a mysterious note – only seems to suggest what that verdict is likely to be.
Only a royal commission of inquiry – headed by a person of impeccable integrity – undertaking the entire episode concerning Teoh Beng Hock’s death can lay bare the facts of the case, says Aliran president P Ramakrishnan.
(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.
The Centre for Independent Journalism is concerned that the Royal
Commission of Inquiry into the Lingam video clip (Commission of Inquiry
on the Video Clip Recording of Images of a Person Purported to be an
Advocate and Solicitor Speaking on the Telephone on Matters Regarding
the Appointment of Judges) is taking a narrow view of ‘contempt of
court’, in a way which potentially violates freedom of expression, as
guaranteed under Article 10 of the Malaysian Constitution.
CIJ expresses its disappointment with the Royal Commission’s view on
two articles – a press statement issued by Aliran and an article
written by Anwar Ibrahim – as contempt of the Commission.
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.
The decision of the Royal Commission of
Inquiry not to call Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim comes as a great shock.
We are devastated by this absurd decision by a body that has been
entrusted to seek the truth and defend justice. It is absolutely
clear that this commission is not capable of seeking the truth or
It is not only Anwar but all the others
associated with him – R Sivarasa, Sim Tze Tsin and two other secret
witness – were excluded from coming forward to give evidence
and shed light on areas that were unclear and cloudy.