PM: I'm disappointed
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 21, 2007 - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi says he is disappointed by the release of a video clip depicting a conversation, allegedly between a lawyer and a judge, on the fixing of judicial appointments.
"I have received a copy of the video from the police along with the transcript of the conversation. I have also viewed the recording.
"Whether whatever transpired is true or not has yet to be confirmed. We have to verify the authenticity of the video," Abdullah told reporters after chairing a Police Commission meeting of which he is in charge of promotions, salary revisions and disciplinary matters in the Internal Security Ministry today.
"This issue is important as it has caused a lot of damage to the country's judiciary system. If the evidence show what transpired in the video was not the truth, action should be taken against those who released the video, as well as all those who lodged ACA reports.
"I am disappointed. The video was released with the aim of getting the people angry with the country's judiciary system," he told a press conference.
Asked whether a special commission would be set up to investigate the case, he said: "There is no need for one."
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