They claim Tommy Thomas was in contempt of court over an affidavit affirmed by a DPP that said the fireman’s death was not caused by being beaten up.
Lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla says the first option is to get the Malaysian Bar to act as intervener.
Haniff Khatri Abdulla says the sincere allegations of judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer should not be swept under the carpet and the government should not lose the opportunity to clean up the judiciary's image through a RCI.
The AGC, representing the chief justice, is seeking to remove parts of Hamid Sultan Abu Backer's affidavit claiming judicial interference.
But Hamid Sultan Abu Backer insists he will only talk at the RCI.
The judiciary has been in the doldrums for a long time, and people are sceptical of courtroom arguments which are seen as charades to hide backroom deals.
Some say that, based on past RCIs, little can be achieved while others say such an inquiry may result in reforms to the judiciary.
The Sabah Law Society says those implicated must be brought to book while the Advocates Association of Sarawak warns against members of the judiciary leading any RCI into the issue.
N Sivananthan says Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer will have to disclose all information within his knowledge if the matter is investigated by MACC.
However, the anti-graft body has yet to open an investigation paper on the affidavit, says Azam Baki.
Court of Appeal judge Hamid Sultan Abu Backer’s affidavit in support of lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo in her legal action against the chief justice is unprecedented, says lawyer.
Despite the fresh evidence in favour of Anwar Ibrahim, the AG’s Chambers says it will still oppose his appeal that he was not accorded a fair trial in the Sodomy 2 case.
Ex-Bar president Zainur Zakaria says a criminal investigation should be held along with a probe into professional misconduct.
SN Nair says the affidavit supporting Anwar Ibrahim's claim that Muhammad Shafee Abdullah received RM9.5 million will greatly aid in his appeal to reinstate the suit.
Justice Zaidi Ibrahim says there is lack of proof in Khairuddin Abu Hassan's claims of possible forgery of Jho Low's signature in appointing lawyer.
The additional affidavit are records of proceedings in a Singapore criminal trial which apparently show it is businessman Low Taek Jho who was giving directives in 1MDB.
Najib Razak, who is party to Anwar Ibrahim's application to disclose bank account details, was not represented by a lawyer during case management today.
The striking-out motion by MP that Najib cannot sue him in his capacity as PM will be heard early next year.