Dr M files suit claiming RCI report illegal and defective

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  • Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has filed a suit against the Royal Commission of Inquiry’s (RCI) report into the losses suffered by Bank Negara, claiming it was illegal and defective.

In the six-page suit, the former prime minister claimed the report relating to foreign exchange trading in the 1990s was defective as well as null and void, as it lacked proceeding notes, written submissions and oral submissions through transcription or video recording.

The originating summons also seeks to declare that any reports by any RCIs established under the Commission of Inquiry Act 1950 are only legal and in order if they have all the written statements by the witnesses who testified in the proceedings, the proceeding notes, the submissions and the findings.

The suit named the five RCI panel members: Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, Datuk Kamaludin Md Said, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan, Tan Sri Saw Choo Boon, S. A. K Pushpanathan, RCI secretary Datuk Dr Yusof Ismail, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Cabinet ministers and the Malaysian Govern­­­­­­ment as defendants.

The suit was filed at the High Court registry here yesterday.

On Oct 13, Mohd Sidek, who was the RCI chairman, presented the report to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V.

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