In his maiden speech as the acting chief of Gerakan, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon asked the government to seriously consider setting up a royal commission to investigate the controversial video clip or infamously referred to as 'Lingamgate'.
According to Malaysiakini.com, Gerakan became the first BN component party to come out strongly on the clip, which has ignited an uproar within the legal fraternity and among the public since it was exposed on Sept 19 by PKR's Anwar Ibrahim.
“We note with concern that public perception about the judiciary has been adversely affected by this and other revelations and allegations,” he said in his speech at the party’s national delegates conference held at the Gerakan headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.
“If need to, a royal commission should be seriously considered,” he said to the applause from the 1,000-odd Gerakan leaders and delegates attending the three-day meet.
Koh - who is also the Penang chief minister - stressed that the integrity of the judiciary is important because it is perceived as the “very custodian and dispenser of justice”.
“Moreover, a sound legal system with independence of the judiciary is one of the most important factors in attracting and sustaining investor confidence, both foreign and domestic,” he noted.
His call should be supported and seriously considered by the leadership of BN. A royal commission is necessary to ensure the protection of whistleblowers.
Picture courtesy of Malaysiakini.com