PETALING JAYA: Former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday alleged that a senior lawyer, discussed with a top member of the judiciary, how to “fix the judgments” of several cases.

He released an eight-minute video clip of the lawyer speaking to the senior judge on the phone, which purportedly took place in 2002.

Anwar alleged that the lawyer, who was embroiled in several controversies before, had liaison with several Chief Justices of the Federal Court since 1994.

“This, I believe, had reason to influence the outcome in a number of judicial proceedings,” Anwar said. ( Story link )

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim released a media statement on his blog, written in Bahasa Malaysia. You can read it here. As for the video itself, Malaysiakini published it on YouTube:

According to Jeff Ooi of Screenshots:

According to the video and the transcript published by Malaysiakini, the video shows senior lawyer VK Lingam in a phone conversation in 2002, purportedly with current Chief Justice Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim, allegedly fixing the appointment of ‘friendly’ senior judges “for the sake of the country”.

You can also read the transcript of the conversation, published on Screenshots here.

For the record, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad was the Prime Minister of Malaysia from 1981 until 2003. He was succeeded by Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who officially assumed office on October 31, 2003.