Crisis in the courts: The 1988 purge and Lingam tape | Malaysiakini

Crisis in the Courts

The 1988 Purge and Lingam Tape

In Feb 2019, Court of Appeal Judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer made shocking revelations about corruption and impropriety in the judiciary.

The government then agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to investigate the judiciary, but to date, it has not materialised.

This was not the first time the judiciary had come under scrutiny.

Here are two key incidents in the recent past that raised questions about the integrity and independence of the courts.

To begin, click on one of the stories below.