KUALA LUMPUR, July 9, 2020
Abdul Razak was almost cited for contempt because he made certain remarks about the late lawyer Karpal Singh’s disability.
He was widely reported to have said “I can sit but you cannot stand” to Karpal Singh, who was wheelchair-bound.
A war of words ensued between Abdul Razak and Karpal Singh as well as Karpal’s son Gobind Singh Deo who was acting on behalf of Teoh’s family over the former’s remarks. The father and son lawyers demanded Abdul Razak be cited for contempt of court.
MACC man apologises to Karpal
Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010
2:00 AM MYT
By M. KUMAR
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s head of prosecution Datuk Abdul Razak Musa has issued an apology to Karpal Singh for insulting him last Friday.
In a press statement Tuesday, the MACC said Abdul Razak had retracted his words and apologised to the veteran lawyer for his comments.
MACC also apologised for the insensitive comments made by Abdul Razak and said it was not the commission’s intention to offend any party.
Last week during the Teoh Beng Hock inquest, Abdul Razak had told the wheelchair-bound Karpal, “I can sit down, but you cannot stand up.”
When contacted on Tuesday, Karpal said Abdul Razak had apologised to him in court immediately after he had made the comment and been cautioned by the judge.
“I accept the apology by the MACC in good grace and the matter should be left at that,” he said.
He said he hoped that such an incident did not occur again, not only to him but to any disabled person in the country.
Group wants MACC to apologise to disabled
Tuesday, 19 Jan 201012:00 AM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR: Members of the Malaysians Against Discrimination of the Disabled (MADD) coalition have submitted a memorandum to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission requesting that disciplinary action be taken against a senior officer.
The movement claimed that the commission’s head of prosecution Datuk Abdul Razak Musa had insulted Karpal Singh on Friday.
The memorandum stated that the MACC should tender a public apology not only to Karpal but to all disabled people in the country.
It also demanded that the MACC immediately institute a full review of its training and recruitment methods, programmes and modules.
Last week during the Teoh Beng Hock inquest proceedings, Abdul Razak told Karpal, who is in a wheelchair, that “I can sit down, but you cannot stand up”.
The coalition was represented by seven wheelchair-bound members and its legal adviser, N. Surendran.