Fairuz’s term as CJ ends on 31/10/2007.
He has requested an extension.
4,008 concerned citizens have signed a petition asking for the setting up of a Royal Commission to inquire into and investigate the veracity of what is depicted in the Lingam tape and, if confirmed to be true, to set into motion the necessary steps to remove Fairuz and to clean up the judiciary.
In these circumstances, in my view, Fairuz should properly have taken a leave of absence or have been suspended pending such an inquiry.
Instead, we are confronted with the audacious prospect of an extension of his term!
The Conference of Rulers meets next week.
The matter of the extension or otherwise of Fairuz’s term is almost certain to be on the agenda before their Royal Highnesses.
It is, in my view, important that the concerns of those who have bravely signed the petition be made known to the Conference of Rulers.
For that reason, I shall be making arrangements to have the petition and the list of signatories delivered to the palace on Thursday, 25th October, 2007.
If you have not signed the petition and would like to do so, you have until 12 noon tomorrow.
Have you read the petition to His Majesty the Yang DiPertuan Agung to ask for the establishment of a Royal Commission to look into and stop the rot in the judiciary and to return the judiciary to the rakyat?
To read the draft petition in English, please click HERE.
The actual petition, complete with the language of protocol, can be viewed HERE.
To sign up in support of this petition, please send your name and i.c. number to :