|Datuk SA Vigneswaran is a member of the Dewan Negara|
RESURRECTING A RES JUDICATA MATTER IN THE GUISE OF CONSPIRACY
On 30.11.2013, Malaysian India Congress (MIC) held its party elections for the positions of Central Working Committee (CWC) and Vice - Presidents (VPs).
Complaints were lodged on alleged irregularities in the said Elections. Registrar of Societies (ROS) investigated the complaints. ROS made a finding and directed MIC to hold reelection.
K. Ramalingam and others sought judicial review to quash the decision of the ROS.
The High Court dismissed the application and the Court of Appeal further unanimously reaffirmed the decision of the High Court.
K. Ramalingam and others went to Federal Court for leave to appeal and Federal Court refused to grant leave.
MIC held its reelection on 6-11-2015 and a new term of office was duly elected.
Still disgruntled with the state of affairs that are not within the agenda of K.Ramalingam and others associated to him, they began to go on a smear campaign against Dato Seri Subramaniam , myself and the new office - bearers that a few of us conspired to bring down Dato Palanivel from his office as President of MIC.
Then they had a trial by media where all sorts of baseless allegations of conspiracy was thrown at us.
The email that I forwarded to Dato Ramanan on 6.1.2015 was their main evidence of conspiracy. I have lodged a police report on 15.12.2015 about the reason for the email and made my statement public at that material time.
Now, the trial by media for conspiracy is over and on 5-2-2016, they have filed a suit on conspiracy against me and 7 others. The suit, amongst others, calls for decision of the High Court on 15.6.2015 to be set aside. All matters as regards ROS's decisions are res judicata.
Again, from the day they have filed the suit, they have been giving press conference about their suit and today they want to give the press the documents filed in court.
Aren't they advised by their lawyer that the Legal Profession Rules of Practice and Etiquette states documents filed not to be furnished to press before the hearing of the matter?
Now the smear campaign continues.
Now that their allegation is in court, can the trial by media stop and can we allow the Court to decide on the matter?