Oleh: ZIELAH A
PEKONG bernanah yang cuba disembunyikan OKK William Majimbon yang memperkenalkan dirinya sebagai Ketua Daerah Kota Kinabalu selama ini akhirnya terdedah apabila peranannya melakukan dwi-fungsi yang bertentangan antara satu dengan yang lain didedahkan olehnya sendiri di Mahkamah Tinggi Sandakan.
Di samping melaksanakan tugas sebagai Ketua Daerah Kota Kinabalu beliau juga turut memainkan satu peranan sulit menjadi ‘gunting dalam lipatan’ (Brutus) kepada kepentingan Kaum Anak Negeri Sabah.
Walaupun secara hakikinya beliau bertugas sebagai Ketua Daerah Kota Kinabalu yang menerima gaji daripada Kerajaan Negeri Sabah, OKK William Majimbon juga adalah ‘Chief Khadam’ yang menjalankan kerja sulit kepada jutawan Kwan Ngen Wah dan Kwan Ngen Chung.
Demikian fakta didedahkan sendiri oleh OKK Wiliam Majimbon pada 28 Julai 2010 ketika memberi keterangan bersumpah di Mahkamah Tinggi Sandakan buat kali yang kedua di hadapan Pesuruhjaya Kehakiman, Tuan Lee Heng Cheong.
OKK William telah disapena buat kali kedua ekoran pendedahan oleh bekas Pengarah Jabatan Hal Ehwal Anak Negeri Sabah, Haji Mohammad Said Hinayat.
Dalam keterangan bersumpahnya sebelum ini, Haji Mohammad Said mengatakan surat sokongan kepada mendiang Kwan Ah Hee dan anak-anaknya yang dikeluarkan olehnya selaku Pengarah Jabatan Hal Ehwal Anak Negeri adalah berasaskan kepada surat yang dikemukakan kepadanya oleh OKK William Majimbon.
Surat Haji Mohammad Said Hinayat, mengesahakan keluarga mendiang Kwan Ah Hee adalah keturunan Anak Negeri berasal dari Sabah. Mahkamah dimaklumkan bahawa surat Haji Mohamad Said telah dikeluarkan berasaskan surat OKK William Majimbon dari Pejabat Mahkamah Anak Negeri, Kota Kinabalu yang tidak dijelaskan oleh OKK William ketika memberi keterangan pada kali pertama dia disapena.
Pada 15 Julai 2010, Haji Mohammad Said mengakui ketika memberi keterangan bersumpah di Mahkamah Tinggi Sandakan di hadapan Pesuruhjaya Kehakiman, Tuan Lee Heng Cheong dia adalah pembuat surat yang dialamatkan kepada Pengarah Jabatan Tanah dan Ukur menyokong mendiang Kwan Ah Hee, Kwan Ngen Wah dan Kwan Ngen Chung berketurunan kaum Anak Negeri berasal daripada Sabah yang layak memiliki tanah di bawah syarat NT.
Menurut isi kandungan surat bertarikh 30 Oktober 2007 itu, Haji Mohammad Said Hinayat memperakui telah ‘berjumpa sendiri’ mendiang Kwan Ah Hee sedangkan sebelum ini, seorang saksi daripada Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara memperakui Kwan Ah Hee yang berbangsa Cina telah meninggal dunia pada 8 Ogos 1997.
Dalam keterangan bersumpahnya, OKK William juga memaklumkan mahkamah bahawa dia ada melakukan kerja-kerja lain atas permintaan Kwan Ngen Wah.
Menurut OKK William Majibon dia ada berusaha menghubungi Ketua Daerah Tuaran bertujuan merisik rahsia mengenai lawannya atas permintaan Kwan Ngen Wah.
Antara saksi baru yang turut disapena memberi keterangan adalah bekas Pengawal Pejabat Mahkamah Anak Negeri Haji Karim B Ujud yang telah dinaikkan pangkat sebagai Kerani Mahkamah Anak Negeri di Kota Kinabalu sebagai membalas jasanya membuat laporan polis palsu berhubung isu kehilangan fail dan doket Kwan Bersaudara.
Atas arahan daripada OKK Wiliam, Haji Karim Ujud dipercayai telah membuat satu laporan palsu kepada Polis mengenai Buku Daftar Mahkamah dan atau fail Mahkamah yang kononnya telah musnah.
Berikut adalah petikan nota prosiding OKK William setelah disapena buat kali kedua untuk memberi keterangan di MahkamahTinggi Sandakan pada 29 Julai 2010.
Mr Ansari: I am recalling PW4 to give his evidence.
Further Examination-In-Chief of PW4
Q551 : You testified under Q102 that IDD4 (now marked D4) is a letter of confirmation from the Director of Native Affairs Sabah. The then director Haji Said Hinayat (PW6) informed the Court that he wrote IDD4 based on a letter you sent to him. Can you inform the Court why did you write the said letter (D5) in 2007 to the director? (Shown Q157 and the answer at pages 67 and 68 of NOP)
OKK William: It is the administrative function of Mahkamah Anak Negeri upon request from the Native Certificate Holder to issue confirmation with the regards to the status of the Sijil Anak Negeri before they refer the said matter to the Director of Native Affairs Sabah.
Q552 : Can you inform the Court how were you able to issue D5 when you testified that the dockets for Kwan Ngen Wah and Kwan Ngen Cheng could not be located in 2006? (Refer to Q106 and the answer at page 51 of NOP)
OKK William: I issued the letter based on the original natives certificate submitted to the native Court Sembulan and also I did mention before based on the signatories in the Natives Certificate.
Q553 : You have any personal interest in this action?
OKK William: No.
Q554 : Did you make any inquiries with the Mahkamah Anak Negeri Tuaran on the Natives status of the Plaintiff Hiew Kon Fah?
OKK William: I forwarded a letter to Mahkamah Anak Negeri Tuaran based on the request from Mr Kwan since the status of Anak Negeri of Mr Hiew was not issued by Kota Kinabalu.
Q555 : When did you ask Haji Karim to lodge the report (IDD5) that you mentioned in answer to Q110?
OKK William: I believe I have given the copy of the police report at the last hearing. I cannot recall the date but may be you can ask Hj Karim when did I ask him to lodge the police report .
Q556 : Do you always forward letters sent to you in respect of matters in other districts to the respective district such as what you did in answer to Q554.
OKK William: Especially if the matters concerned Natives Certificate issued from other Mahkamah Anak Negeri of other district.
Q557 : Why did you find it necessary to see the district chief of Tuaran personally after writing the letter to the Tuaran Native Court in respect of Hiew Kon Fah’s native certificate?
OKK William: It is not only matters related to Hiew Kon Fah’s other matters belong to other person especially Sijil Anak Negeri from Papar, Penampang, I will personally see the respective District Chief.
No further Question.
Mr Cheu: No cross-examination.
Mr Cheng: No cross-examination
Q558 Referring to question 554 why didn’t you ask Mr Kwan to write formally to the Mahkamah Anak Negeri Tuaran instead of taking it upon yourself to help him?
OKK William: As I mentioned in the answer to Q557, it is a matter of administrative that we just forward the letter to the respective native Court if the concern Sijil Anak Negeri issued by the native Court concern. This not only happened to Mr Kwan’s case, we do refer cases personally if the native Court is within reach like Papar, Penampang or Tuaran.
Q559 : When did Mr Kwan write to you?
OKK William: I was give a copy of the native certificate of Mr Hiew and I informed Mr Kwan that it is not issued by Kota Kinabalu Native Court but under the Tuaran Native Court and I mentioned to him that I will write to the respective Native Court for the confirmation.
Q560 : When did Mr Kwan give you the Native Certificate?
OKK William: May be two or three weeks ago.
Q561 : Did Mr Kwan ever write to you?
OKK William: I was only given a copy of Sijil Anak Negeri.
Q562 : So therefore there was no letter from Mr Kwan?
OKK William: I did not request an official letter from Mr Kwan since I have the copy of Sijil Anak Negeri.
Q563 : So Mr Kwan met you and gave you the Native Certificate of Mr Hiew only?
OKK William: It is somebody by the name of Mr Khoo and not Mr Kwan. I know that Mr Khoo is working for Mr Kwan so I assumed that he is instructed to come to Mahkamah Anak Negeri for verification of Sijil Anak Negeri.
Q564 : Why would you entertain an oral request instead of asking the person to write formally to you?
OKK William: As I mentioned earlier I have the Photocopy of the Sijil Anak Negeri it is part of my job to forward it to the respective Mahkamah Anak Negeri.
Q565 : Is it part of your duty to see personally the respective District Chief when there is no formal letter accompanying the request?
OKK William: I did forward the letter to Mahkamah Anak Negeri Tuaran so since the District Chief is also my friend it is only a matter of courtesy and since I also on the way to other places nearby (Tamparuli) .
Q566 : So you knew Mr Kwan personally?
OKK William: Everybody who come to Native Court all my friends so not necessary only Mr Kwan.
Q567 : Do you know him?
OKK William: I only know him when I meet him during this case.
Q568 : What is actually your relationship with Mr Kwan?
OKK William: There is no relationship, I am just a government officer and Mr Kwan is a businessman.
Q569 : So Mr Kwan being a businessman can ask you to do things without even giving any formal letter?
OKK William: Definitely no, I am not instructed by Mr Kwan, it just my function to not only to Mr Kwan but to everybody.
Q570 : I put it to you that you wrote the letter and then meet personally with the district Chief of Tuaran, agree?
OKK William: I agree but I still want to mention here that I just drop by the office and it is a matter of courtesy I am on the way to Tamparuli.
Q571 : I put it to you that it is not coinsidence for you to go to Tuaran and help Mr Kwan. Agree?
OKK William: I agree.
No further Question.
Cross-examination of PW4 by Puan Zaleha:
Q572 : You said that you have no jurisdiction in respect of matters within the purview of Tuaran Native Court so do you agree with me that there is no need at all for you to write to Tuaran Native Court?
OKK William: We will write not only to Tuaran as I recall, if there is a request of application of public for verification of Sijil Anak Negeri provided that we have a copy of the said Sijil Anak Negeri.
Q573 : But OKK, we are talking about jurisdication and my question is since it is not within your jurisdiction there is no need for to write to Tuaran Native Court?
OKK William: Since it was referred to Mahkamah Anak Negeri Kota Kinabalu and I agree with you that I had no jurisdiction that is the reason why I referred to said district Mahkamah Anak Negeri jurisdiction.
Q574 : Are you saying that you entertain all oral requests irrespective whether or not it is within your jurisdiction?
OKK William: It is not the matter of entertain its just part of our function as Mahkamah Anak Negeri to refer such matter to the relevant Mahkamah Anak Negeri.
Q575 : Are you saying that it is part of your function?
OKK William: It is our function it is not part of our function.
Q576 : I put it to you that there is no need for you to write a letter to Tuaran Native Court. Agree?
OKK William: I disagree.
Q577 : I put it to you that it is not your function to act as coordinator for all natives’ matter, which is not within your jurisdiction. Agree?
OKK William: I disagree.
Q578 : So when you wrote that letter to Tuaran Native Court you are aware of on going suit. Correct?
OKK William: Yes.
No further Question.
Re-examination of PW4
Q579 : You informed the Court in answer to Puan Suzannah question under Q563 that it was one Mr Khoo that met you and gave you a copy of Mr Hiew’s native certificate. Can you give the Court Mr Khoo’s full name?
OKK William: I only know him as Mr Khoo.
Q580 : How did you know he was working for Mr Kwan?
OKK William: I remember Mr Khoo because he is the one who took the letter D5 from my office.
Q581: Can you please answer my question?
OKK William: Because D5 is meant for Mr Kwan.
No further Question.
Court: Witness released.