KUALA LUMPUR — Dec. 17, 2018: A High Court here today struck out an originating summons from Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad seeking to declare null and void the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) report into foreign exchange losses suffered by Bank Negara Malaysia in the 1990s.
Lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla for Mahathir said the decision was made by judge Datuk Azizah Nawawi in chambers after she granted the application by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).
According to Azizah, the court had no jurisdiction to challenge the report.
Mahathir filed the suit in December last year seeking to declare the report by RCI as null and void as it excluded legal documents of witnesses and notes of proceedings.
He named RCI chairman Tan Sri Mohd. Sidek Hassan, its members Datuk Wira Kamaludin Md. Said, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan, Tan Sri Saw Choo Boon, K. Pushpanathanan and Datuk Dr. Yusof Ismail and former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, cabinet members and the government as defendants.
He was seeking to declare that the report was illegal, incomplete and defective as it lacked proceeding notes, and written and oral submissions through transcription or video recording. — Bernama