KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) — Tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan and Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor have each filed an application for leave to seek judicial review on the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Lingam video clip. It is learnt that Tan filed the application through L. H. Chua and Co Monday, while Tengku Adnan Tuesday filed a similar application via law firm Satha & Co.
Both were filed at the High Court Registry (Appellate and Special Powers Division) in Jalan Duta, here.
Lawyer Datuk V. K. Lingam who filed a similar application Monday, was the first to make such a move.
The commission was formed after the release of a video clip which showed Lingam in a phone conversation, purportedly with former Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim, allegedly fixing the appointment of senior judges.
The commission, formed late last year, completed its report in early May.
On May 16, the Cabinet ordered the attorney-general to immediately direct agencies to investigate allegations levelled at former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, retired chief justices Tun Mohd Eusoff Chin and Ahmad Fairuz, Tengku Adnan, Tan and Lingam.
The commission, in its report, said there was sufficient cause to invoke the Sedition Act 1948, the Prevention of Corruption Act 1961, the Legal Profession Act 1976 and the Official Secrets Act 1972 against some of the principal individuals involved.