Lawyer Ilyanie Noor Khuszairy said, in the government’s application filed on Dec 19 last year, the government was seeking to strike out Mahathir’s suit on the grounds that the RCI decision was non-justiciable and that the suit did not disclose any reasonable cause of action. If a matter is non-justiciable, it means the court has no judicial authority over it. High Court judge Azizah Nawawi set April 19 to hear the government’s bid to strike out the suit filed by Mahathir last December. Mahathir had claimed the decision apa forex the five-member panel was null and void as it excluded legal documents of witnesses and notes of proceedings.
He added that the RCI report also failed to include written submissions and legal authorities submitted by lawyers after the hearing. He named as defendants the five RCI members, Prime Minister Najib Razak, the cabinet and government in the lawsuit. The RCI in the report tendered to Parliament in November, concluded there were elements of hidden facts and information relating to forex losses suffered by Bank Negara and that misleading statements had been given to the cabinet, Parliament and the public. The report said Bank Negara suffered a total loss of RM31. 5 billion between 1992 and 1994. The RCI, held over nine days from Aug 21 to Sept 19 last year, saw a total of 25 witnesses, including Mahathir, Anwar and Daim. Recommend appropriate measures to ensure the incident will not recur.
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