by Lim Kit Siang in Parliament on
Thursday, 16th October 2008:
Nazri’s prompt seven-hour response to my
parliamentary speech on outcome of investigations into Anwar’s police
report against AG for fabricating evidence over his “black eye” incident
ten years ago should be example to all Ministers
Firstly, let me praise the new de facto Law
Minister, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz for his prompt seven-hour response to my
parliamentary speech on the 2009 budget yesterday on the outcome of
investigations into Anwar Ibrahim’s police report against the
Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail for fabricating evidence over
his “black eye” incident ten years ago.
Nazri’s prompt response should be an example to all Ministers with
regard to serious allegations whether made in or outside Parliament if
the government is serious about accountability, transparency, integrity
and good governance.
I raised many issues in my 2009 budget speech in the past two days which
have caused a tsunami of crisis of confidence affecting the Prime
Minister, the Prime Minister-in-waiting, the Attorney-General, the
Inspector-General, the judiciary on a whole spectrum of issues whether
on anti-corruption, human rights or nation-building.
For instance, I had called for the immediate resignation of the
Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Musa Hassan for failing in his most
important task to reduce crime and make Malaysians, investors and
tourists feel safe again in the country, and instead, he appeared to be
more interested in being a lobbyist or canvasser for mega police
projects like the mega police helicopter and the RM4.2 billion wireless
digital “E-Police Force Solution”.
I have also given other reasons for my call on Musa Hassan to resign as
IGP to allow the Deputy Inspector-General Police to take over in order
to boost the service morale of the police rank-and-file.
Why has there been no equally prompt response like my call for the
resignation of Gani Patail to resign as Attorney-General in Parliament
Similarly, I had called for a Royal Commission of Inquiry to clear the
Prime Minister-in-waiting, Datuk Seri Najib Razak from all the
allegations and innuendos haunting and hounding him, including the
C4-murder of Mongolian Altantunya Shariibuu, defence commissions for the
French Scorpion submarines and the Russian Sukhoi jetfighters so that
Malaysians, regardless of political differences, can feel proud of him
as the nation’s sixth Prime Minister next March with regard to his
undoubted honesty, reputation and integrity, why is there no prompt or
It has been reported from Barisan Nasional backbencher sources that
Najib has this morning again denied any abuse of power in the Altantunya
murder case – referring in particular to the exchange of SMS messages
between him and Abdul Razak Baginda’s lawyer, Datuk Shafee Abdullah –
the facts of which have not been denied by Najib.
Why then is Najib not prepared to take up the challenge to set up a
Royal Commission of Inquiry to categorically clear him of all the
allegations swirling around him – it is no exaggeration to say that no
top political leader in the country in the nation’s 51-year-history had
been haunted and hounded by so many allegations and all very serious
ones as now the case with Najib?
If Najib has nothing to hide – and he has been making such an assertion
– why is he not accepting the opportunity of a Royal Commission of
Inquiry which would clearly him categorically and definitively, not only
in the eyes of Malaysians but the international community?
Let me come now to Nazri’s response.
I said in Parliament yesterday that I have been informed that the
Solicitor-General has come to the finding that the Attorney-General had
abused his powers in the fabrication of evidence in Anwar’s “black eye”
incident ten years ago.
Nazri denied and said that the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) is still
investigating Anwar’s police reports on the matter against the
Attorney-General and the Inspector-General of Police.
What is pertinent is Nazri’s admission that he had not contacted the
Unless there is a stronger rebuttal, I stand by what I said in
What is of public interest is why the authorities are taking so long to
complete investigations into Anwar’s report against the Attorney-General
and the outcome.
Kit Siang, DAP
Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor