A video emerges in 2007. It reveals lawyer VK Lingam talking with powerful friends about judges' appointments.
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A royal inquiry confirms the video is real. This raises suspicion about past cases handled by certain judges.
One such case was future chief justice Ahmad Fairuz voiding DAP's election win in 1995, without ordering a by-election.
In another case, judge Eusoff Chin awards RM2mil to Lingam's tycoon client in a defamation suit in 2000.
Lingam had holidayed with Eusoff. Lingam's ex-aide later testified the lawyer wrote the defamation case's judgment.
In 1995, Eusoff also convened a Federal Court panel to overturn a decision that did not favour Lingam's client.
Lingam later offered Eusoff a bungalow. When the judge was unsatisfied, Lingam offered him land to build a house.
Lingam claimed he and powerful friends whispered in the prime minister's ear to get the judges they wanted.
An appointments committee was set up after the expose, but the prime minister still gets the final say on judges.
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