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ACA VIP Interviews Almost Over

Lawyer questioned over video clip

PETALING JAYA: The Anti Corruption Agency (ACA) has recorded the statements of two prominent people – a lawyer and a business tycoon – in connection with the controversial video clip purportedly showing a senior lawyer on the phone brokering the appointment of judges.

Sources familiar with the investigations said ACA officers recorded the lawyer’s statement on Monday while the businessman, whose name was mentioned several times in the video, had his statement recorded last week.

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

Looks like the ACA has finally got around to getting statements from V.K. Lingam and Vincent Tan. After adding Anwar Ibrahim’s and Sivarasa’s statements, there’s one important person yet to be interviewed : Tun Ahmad Fairuz. Does having the highest judicial appointment make him above the law? Hmm. I wonder what its like to go through these interviews since each interview is reported to take hours.

Lawyer Lingam gives statement to ACA over clip

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Tan Sri Haidar Mohd Noor, who is leading a three-member independent panel inquiring into the video recording, urged anyone with evidence related to the clip to come forward via the panel’s secretariat.

The panel, whose other members are Datuk Mahadev Shankar and Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, has been given 30 working days from the date of their letters of appointment on Sept 27 to complete their investigation and produce a report to the government.

“We are not going to call anyone,” Haidar said, adding that the panel’s second meeting would be held on Oct 17.

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

If they are not going to call anyone and are solely relying on goodwill to produce evidence…this sounds like they are going to dismiss the video by saying, “There is a lack of supporting evidence to prove that the video does depict a conversation between the two parties involved – Datuk V.K. Lingam and Tun Ahmad Fairuz.”. This panel is such an amateur attempt at showing concern about the allegations – shame on you government!

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Written by ak57

October 7, 2007 at 1:23 pm

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