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VK Lingam MIA

ACA to record lawyer’s statement over video clip

PUTRAJAYA: The Anti-Corruption Agency is looking for lawyer Datuk V. K. Lingam to assist in its investigation to determine the authenticity of a video clip of him purportedly in conversation with a top judge.

The lawyer has been abroad for the past month and messages have been left at his firm and home asking him to get in touch with ACA officers upon his return.

He is said to have gone on a business trip to the United States and Papua New Guinea with a tycoon.

Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said he has directed the ACA to record a statement from the lawyer to verify the authenticity of the video clip.

“We want to know what he has to say about the video clip before proceeding further.”

Gani said he met with the ACA deputy director-general yesterday at his office and had directed the agency on how to handle the matter.

The ACA should start its probe soon since the matter was urgent and of public importance.

“I want them to get in touch with the lawyer when he reaches home and to record his statement.”….(cut)

– quoted from an article published in NST on 27th September 2007 (link)

First, if you haven’t seen this article in NST please click the link provided – it has a poor quality version of a great image of yesterday’s march that WAS published in NST, almost half a page in height. I’m impressed with NST’s balls at printing the image at such an eye catching size compared to The Star that ran a much smaller image that gave no clues as to the size of the gathering.

From ‘senior lawyer’ to ‘Datuk VK Lingam’ – why has Lingam lost his anonymity? In preparation for his impending scape-goat treatment perhaps? What a shock it must be to him though, going off on a holiday and hearing that wolves are waiting to catch him the moment he gets home. Why can’t ACA or the media contact him via phone anyway, at least for a comment? Who knows how long we have to wait for him to get home…well at least he’ll have to come back to renew his passport eventually.

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Written by ak57

September 27, 2007 at 10:07 pm

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