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Video clip case: ACA has statements from 10

KUALA LUMPUR: The Anti-Corruption Agency has recorded statements from Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim and Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor in connection with a controversial video clip.

ACA director-general Datuk Ahmad Said Hamdan said the ACA also recorded statements from eight other individuals to assist in its probe into the video clip showing a prominent lawyer allegedly brokering the appointment of top judges.

The statements were recorded before Hari Raya. “All the 10 had given their co-operation in this matter.

“Now the ACA only needs the original unedited version of the video clip to facilitate the investigation.”

Ahmad Said said that any individual, including former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, with an original copy should deliver it to the ACA.

“Tomorrow (today), our officers will go to his (Anwar) office to take the original copy. If he fails to hand it over, action will be taken against him,” he added.

– quoted from an article published in NST on 25th October 2007 (link)

Nice to hear that the ACA has gotten statements from the VIPs mentioned in the video, though the Director General had to be all passive agressive and lay out the threat publicly – give us Whistle Blower or go to jail!

In expectation of the possible arrest, KeADILan members and bloggers spread the word of the time and place (Anwar’s office) of the ACA’s arrival. How foolish – this is exactly the sort of opportunity Bunnies need to incite a riot and blame Opposition!

If you ask every Tom, Dick and Harry to ‘come show your support’, how do you weed out the malicious ones from the well meaning chaps? Apparently a mob of 200 people gathered at the office that day. I’m not saying that they shouldn’t have a gathering to show support, but couldn’t they just ask KeADILan members to come, instead of the general public? This mentality of organising mobs then blaming others for whatever bad stuff happens really irks me sigh..something to write about another time.

Fortunately the ACA did not come.

ACA cancels date to collect video clip

PETALING JAYA (Oct 25, 2007): Anti-Corruption Agency officials today cancelled an appointment with Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to collect from him a 14-minute-long video clip containing a telephone conversation brokering judicial appointments, purportedly between lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam and a “Datuk”.

Today was the ultimatum for Anwar to hand over the clip, or face prosecution under Section 22(1)(b) of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997, an order served on him on Monday (Oct 22). Under the section, the penalty is a RM10,000 fine, two-years jail or both.

Waving a white thumbdrive, Anwar told reporters in his office in Section 16 here that he was prepared to give the ACA what they wanted.

Asked if the copy in the thumbdrive was the eight-minute long clip or the full 14-minute version (which purportedly revealed who Lingam was speaking to), Anwar did not answer directly, saying cryptically that it was “between me, the thumbdrive and the ACA”.

– quoted from an article published in The Sun on 25th October 2007 (link)

But as it turns out, Anwar was ready to hand over a thumb drive containing a copy of the video clip (full version or not is unknown). Of course any good politician would make such an ambiguous statement following ACA’s cancellation. Makes him look strong doesn’t it 🙂

Why did they not show up anyway? Intimidated by the mob perhaps?

ACA Cancels #1


Written by ak57

November 7, 2007 at 12:58 am

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