Dr Sundra Rajoo lodges police report against Appeals Court judge

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) chairman Datuk Prof Dr Sundra Rajoo (pic) has lodged a police report against Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer over the latter's affidavit that implicated him in allegations of judicial misconduct.

Lawyer Datuk Baljit Singh Sidhu, who represented Dr Sundra, confirmed that his client has lodged a report at the Sentul police station on Friday (Feb 22) afternoon.

“The report is lodged as the claims made against my client is untrue. Although no names were mentioned, my client is the one implicated in the affidavit,” he said when contacted.

Dr Sundra has led the AIAC for nine years.

In Nov 2018, he resigned from his post as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigated him for alleged misconduct including the use of public funds to influence ministers to get his term extended.

Dr Sundra has not been charged with any offences.

Dr Hamid, who is a sitting Court of Appeal judge, filed a 65-page affidavit in support of an originating summons filed by lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo.

Sangeet, who is the daughter of the late DAP stalwart Karpal Singh, is suing the Chief Justice in seeking a declaration that he failed to protect and defend the integrity of the judiciary in relation to Karpal’s sedition case.

In the supporting affidavit, Dr Hamid claimed that some portions of his judgment on an arbitration matter were expunged.

Following the allegations of judicial interference and misconduct in the affidavit, the Cabinet has announced the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to probe the matter.