PRESS RELEASE on BISHOPGATE by the Plaintiff
The High Court has awarded a Court Order on 18th July, to the plaintiff of a Writ after an Ex parte
hearing to gather all documents, records of the Anglican Diocese of Sabah ADOS and all
the churches and establishments under the said ADOS for the purpose of scrutiny.
The Court Order with several key conditions has arisen by the Writ of a member and
beneficiary of the Anglican Church in Sabah filed recently with a Certificate of Urgency at
the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak, Kota Kinabalu. The defendants are the Anglican
Bishop of Sabah and the holder Datuk Albert Vun Cheong Fui. The honorable judge was
Tuan Lee Heng Cheong with session held in chambers
The Writ does not involve the Anglican churches in Sabah and normal church activities
can still go on as usual. Members who are concerned and interested to know more should
contact the committee (more details to come) to be set up for this purpose. You may go to
the three websites listed below for further information.
The Writ does not touch on the religious aspect of ADOS and was served on the Bishop at 2,15pm on 23 July, 2012 at his office in Wisma Anglican.
The Writ or High Court action is a consequence as a part of the process as exposed
in the massive blog since 23 October, 2011 following many unhappy and undesirable
developments surround the defendants since the holder became a Bishop on 25 th April,
2006. The blog is allsaintscathedral.blogspot.com and presently in four titles with
thousands of postings by some known members and many other concerned anonymous
forummers. The other two blogs that had emerged in the Internet are “The Truth” at http://
thetruthasc.wordpress.com and Bishopgate at Bishopgateinanglicansabah,blogspot.com.
The crux of the Writ is about the way the defendant manages the ADOS and some 80
establishments under him including the financial affairs not transparent to the members
and the beneficiaries at large. The Defendant is also the sole trustee of ADOS and his
dealings have been questioned in many situations. This Court case is the first one in
Sabah and compliment the ongoing effort with the ‘Investigation Committee’ of APSEA.
The case by the sole plaintiff is represented by Mr Rakhbir Singh.
NB: The plaintiff wants to remain anonymous for good and valid reasons and no
photography of the plaintiff.
You may contact my learned Counsel for the legal perspective.