dsc07230bw5.jpg The Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim exposed a video showing a senior lawyer VK Lingam talking to the Malaysia Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairus Abdul Halim and the content of the conversation involved a conspiracy to influence the appointment of senior judges and pervert the cause of justice. The video was exposed by the most controversial and charismatic figure in Malaysian politics, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, in a press conference. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim commented that this video managed to prove that his appeals against his sodomy and abuse of power convictions were tainted and that he was denied a proper and fair trial.

The video actor, VK Lingam, was named by the PriceWaterhouseCoopers report on Perwaja as being a recipient of exorbitant legal fees as well as teh person who appeared in the controversial picture with then-Chief Justice Tun Eusoffe Chin.

The release of this conspiracy video clip which was taken in 2002 is a shock to many. It has created concern amongst all parties especially in the jurisdiction industry. In this video, you can hear clearly VK Lingham talking to the current Chief Justice of the Federal Court, Tun Ahmad Fairuz Abdul Halim. Both of them were discussing the appointment of judges and also the appointment of Ahmad Fairuz as the Chief Judge of Malaya and his promotion as the Chief Justice.

This “judicial fixing scandal” video will implicate and cause more damage to the already-dented image of the Malaysian judiciary system and Malaysian government. As the election is expected to be coming soon, will this conspiracy video create a bad impact toward the current government led by Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi? Mystery, drama, conspiracy, power corruption… these are the stuff of movies.

Watch the video clip? Click HERE.