If you are ‘anak jantan’, show proof – Karpal, Anwar to sue Umno
Saturday, 21 September 2013 21:14
Umno man refuses to apologize to Anwar, Karpal over RM50 MILLION payment claim
Sunday, 04 August 2013 16:38
Umno man’s RM50mil TEST CASE for AG Gani, CJ Arifin: Is our judiciary so corrupt?
Written by Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle
PETALING JAYA – A startling call by DAP chairman Karpal Singh will put Attorney General Gani Patail and Chief Justice Arifin Zakaria to the test as to whether Malaysia’s often ill-perceived judiciary is really as corrupt as critics claim.
Now the Attorney General cannot sit still, he has to spring into action in defense of the judiciary. Likewise the Chief Justice must respond in defense of the judiciary,” Karpal told a press conference on Sunday.
“Now the allegations are one, criminal defamation of the highest order. Two, Sedition, allegations that bring the judiciary into disrepute, that bring the administration of justice into disrepute.
However, perhaps reflecting the sad reality, many in the legal fraternity are already betting that neither Gani nor Arifin will really begin any investigation at all.
“Both men should be independent but this is not the situation in Malaysia. Here, the top judicial appointments reek of political patronage. Tell me, how many times has Gani been accused of being an Umno stooge? Do you think for one second he will really respond to Karpal’s call,” a lawyer told Malaysia Chronicle when asked for his view on whether Malaysians could expect a landmark probe.
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Karpal dares BN man to show proof
Denying the allegations made against him and Anwar, the DAP national chairman challenges BN’s Mazlan Ismail to also reveal the identity of the person who has made the allegations.
PETALING JAYA: DAP national chairman Karpal Singh and PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim today challenged former Permatang Pauh Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Mazlan Ismail to produce bank account details and cheque numbers which had allegedly implicated the duo of bribing judges and prosecutors.
“We vehemently deny the allegations as they are ridiculous, frivolous and made recklessly.
“I challenge Mazlan to produce the bank accounts and cheque numbers, as well as to reveal the identity of the person who has made the allegations,” said Karpal after lodging a police report with Anwar at the Tropicana police station today.
Pakatan Rakyat wants the authorities to probe allegations that Anwar Ibrahim spent RM50 million to buy off the judges and prosecutors, a claim made by Umno’s Mazlan Ismail, who stood and lost against the former in Permatang Pauh during the last general election.
In view of the seriousness of the allegations, DAP chairperson Karpal Singh, who was also implicated by Mazlan, said attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail and Chief Justice Arrifin Zakaria must respond.
“Mazlan should have referred to us for comments before making this serious allegation which is not only against me and Anwar but also against the judiciary and the deputy public prosecutors.
“The attorney-general cannot sit back, he has to spring into action in defence of the judiciary. Likewise, the chief justice must also respond in defence of the judiciary,” he told a press conference at the PKR headquarters this afternoon.
Yesterday, Utusan Malaysia reported that Mazlan had received 6,000 letters accusing Anwar of paying RM50 million in legal fees to Karpal since 2008 and also to pay off judges and prosecutors.
He also alleged that letters contained alleged details of Anwar’s bank accounts were widely distributed in the Permatang Pauh constituency.
Both Anwar and Karpal today lodged police reports over the matter.
Karpal to sue
Karpal, who is Bukit Gelugor MP and often acts as Anwar’s lawyer, said the claim was tantamount to criminal defamation and seditious as it brought the judiciary into disrepute.
He said he would welcome investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) but vowed to initiate defamation suits against TV3, Utusan Malaysia and New Straits Times over their reports on Mazlan’s claims.
“I take this matter very seriously, there is no question of any payment, we deny any payments made (to judges and prosecutors).
Anwar, Karpal complain Umno candidate defamed them
Losing Permatang Pauh Umno candidate Dr Mazlan Ismail is in hot water.
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his lawyer Karpal Singh (pic) have lodged police reports that Dr Mazlan had defamed them by relating the contents of 6,000 anonymous letters saying the oppposition leader had paid RM50 million to their lawyer for fees and bribes since 2008.
“The allegations was made via 6,000 anonymous letters,” Karpal told a press conference in the PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya today.
“What is anonymous cannot be a basis in law,” he said.
Attacks against Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim that he possessed millions of ringgit stashed in foreign accounts have gone unabated as renewed allegations have emerged in his own constituency of Permatang Pauh.
According to Utusan Malaysia today, thousands of copies of an eight-page letter, allegedly containing bank account numbers belonging to Anwar, were distributed across Permatang Pauh.
The mystery letter, entitled ‘Bankleaks Anwar/Karpal’, is supposedly on business dealings between Anwar and DAP chairperson Karpal Singh (left).
Former BN Permatang Pauh candidate Mazlan Ismail was quoted by the Umno-owned daily as saying that he had received some 6,000 reports concerning the letter and asked the two opposition leaders to explain themselves.
“There are even unknown individuals that called to ask if I have received the report. Perhaps they do not have other channels to get an explanation,” he was quoted as saying.
Utusan Malaysia claimed that the letter was written by a former staff of Karpal but did not name the person.
Before this, Simpang Renggam MP Liang Teck Meng had in Parliament accused Anwar of having RM332 million in some 20 offshore accounts, citing a Wikileaks report.
Pakatan Rakayt MPs pointed out that the alleged report did not exist and moved a motion to refer Liang to the committee of rights and privileges.