Call on MPs, whether BN, BA or DAP to unite on Monday to  issue a parliamentary order to the  CLP examination director Khalid Yusoff to take leave from office and to stay away  from the Qualifying Board premises until completion of police investigations

Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang

(Petaling Jaya, Saturday): It would be an  impossible feat  to out-scandalise the multi-layered and long-running Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) examination scandal for the past three weeks - but this is exactly what the CLP examination director Khalid Yusof did yesterday  when he continued to have total freedom of movement at the  Qualifying Board office although the police has started investigations into the tampering with the CLP examination marks.

That Khalid is suffering from a total denial syndrome could be seen from his  denial that he had “tampered with the marks” - completely ignoring  the fact that 113 CLP candidates had been failed after a review of his handiwork in unilaterally and illegally altering the marks on the answer scripts when transferring them to the master result sheets.

What is shocking and inexcusable is the sheer incompetence and ineptitude of the Legal Profession Qualifying Board members in continuing to allow Khalid full freedom of movement at the Board premises, when the Board Chairman, Datuk Seri Ainum Saaid and the Board Secretary Datuk Abdul Wahab Said Ahmad  have publicly fingered Khalid as the person solely responsible for tampering with the marks in the transfer from the answer scripts to the master result sheets.

It is rare nowadays that I could fully agree with the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Dr. Rais Yatim, but I fully endorse his call for the immediate suspension of Khalid. (The Sun)

Rais said that Khalid should have been given notice to leave and stay away from the office, saying: “If I was the authority there, I would have done just that” as Khalid’s continued free movement in the board premises could affect evidence-gathering by police.

Khalid’s presence and freedom of movement at the Board premises is clearly not conducive to thorough police investigations into the CLP examination scandal.

If the Qualifying Board is not prepared to do what it should have been done more than a fortnight ago as far back as November 10 to suspend and even dismiss Khalid, then all MPs, whether Barisan Nasional, Barisan Alternative or DAP should unite as one when Parliament reconvenes on Monday to restore some sanity,  decency, credibility and integrity in the handling of the multi-layered CLP exam scandal  by issuing a parliamentary  order to  Khalid to take leave from office and to stay away  from the Qualifying Board premises until completion of police investigations.


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman