What’s the motive? Questions raised on Zahid’s call for Tommy Thomas RCI

Opposition leaders ask if this is an attempt by the Umno president and the court cluster to escape legal repercussions.

(MalaysiaNow) – Opposition leaders have questioned the motive behind Umno’s call for the government to form a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into revelations made by former attorney-general Tommy Thomas about political interference in matters concerning the judiciary.

They also ask if it is a ploy by Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and the so-called court cluster to escape legal repercussions.

Amanah deputy president Salahuddin Ayub questioned the integrity of Zahid’s request despite its apparent grounding in the name of judicial reform.

“Why only Thomas’ revelations?” he asked. “Is Zahid trying to save himself?

“If he truly believes in justice for all, let him ask for investigations to be held into all cases,” the Pulai MP told MalaysiaNow.

“If Zahid honestly wants an RCI to be formed, RCIs should also be set up to probe all high-profile cases, not just what Thomas has said.”

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