Malaysiakini Letter

RCI needed to probe revelations on the judiciary


LETTER | The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) is shocked to note the alleged contents of an affidavit affirmed by a sitting judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

It stated that the judiciary was involved in swindling on public funds, interference to influence the outcome of court cases, and business is as usual at the judiciary.

These allegations throw into question the independence and integrity of the entire judicial system, which is a critical arm of government.

Influencing the outcome of a case is a shameful act of betrayal to the nation, one that undermines the Federal Constitution. 

Judges are distinguished individuals in whom the rakyat places their hope for justice and such allegation if proven, is undeniably disappointing,

Remedial action taken will not be effective unless we are able to ascertain the type and extent of the problem. 

It is as such that the MCCBCHST joins in the chorus of calls for a royal commission of inquiry.

No stones must be left unturned to uncover the truth.


  • RS Mohan Shanmugam, president
  • Archbishop Julian Leow Beng Kim, deputy president
  • Sardar Jagir Singh, vice-president
  • DaoZhang Tan Hoe Chieow, vice-president
  • Venerable Sing Kan, vice-president

The views expressed here are those of the author/contributor and do not necessarily represent the views of Malaysiakini.

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