Anwar: Parliamentary caucus to bring up RCI issue to the Cabinet

  • Nation
  • Monday, 02 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The Parliamentary Caucus on Reforms and Governance will bring up to the Cabinet on the issue of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) following allegations of judicial misconduct, says its chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar said the caucus had met with civil society groups over several reforms agenda including the crisis and challenges faced by the judiciary.

"We will submit all our proposals for the Cabinet's considerations.

"The caucus has unanimously agreed on it," he said after chairing the meeting in Parliament on Monday (Dec 2).

The Port Dickson MP said the Prime Minister had agreed on the matter in the earlier stage.

The Cabinet had approved the setting up of an RCI in February, in the wake of an affidavit by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer outlining alleged misconduct by several unidentified judges.

Anwar said other issues discussed were asset declaration and political funding.

"We also looked into the status of reforms of others, such as the government's management and governance, as well as prison procurement.

"Our function is to look at all of the updates, what we have promised and to check what have been implemented," he said, adding that the caucus had also deliberated issues involving the environment, logging, deforestation, housing and orang asli land.

On a separate issue, the PKR president also said that all parties should not make a big issue out of the return of the ashes of the late Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) leader Chin Peng.

"The matter is under investigation by the police. I take the stance that it is better to understand the history, the violence, the fight, the sensitivity and the feelings of the armed forces and the police.

"But there is also a peace agreement signed between CPM and the government.

"So, I do not think that we should delve too much into the issue of ashes, enough already," said Anwar.

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