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Whistleblowers are protected by law, says Nazri

KUALA LUMPUR: The person or persons who took the controversial video of a prominent lawyer allegedly brokering the appointment of judges will be protected, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz said.

“We protect whistleblowers from being made known to the public, not from the authorities. This should not be misconstrued,” said Nazri in an interview.

Enforcement sources confirmed that the person enjoyed protection under the Anti Corruption Act.

They said the Act guaranteed that the identity of those who provide information of offences under the Act could not be revealed.

Anwar said while ACA had said it was willing to protect the identity of the source, but it could not guarantee the personal safety of these whistleblowers because that is not within its ambit of power. 

– quoted from an article published in The Star on 6th October 2007 (link)

At first glance I thought the minister said something that wasn’t his usual nonsense. If there is a law that protects witnesses of acts of corruption, wouldn’t Whistle Blower be safe? But in this case, the corruption involves such high level VIPs that the expectation of safety isn’t there.

Who reported the corruption to the ACA anyway? Anwar Ibrahim. So this Act applies to him in this case right? Should there be an investigation into the allegations, he has already implied that Whistle Blower will come forward.

Nazri is just trying to lure Whistle Blower out into the open so they can sweep him and his video under the rug.

Almost had me going sir.

(post filed under Nazri Nonsense)


Written by ak57

October 7, 2007 at 5:58 pm

Posted in Local News, Nazri Nonsense

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