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Whistle Blower’s Dad?

Lingam clip is true, says man

KUALA LUMPUR: A businessman said yesterday that the Lingam video clip was taken by his son.

Loh Mui Fah claimed the incident took place at Datuk V.K. Lingam’s house in Kelana Jaya in late December 2001.

He had gone to Lingam’s house with his son to obtain legal advice on family and business matters.

Loh, 57, claimed that whatever was said in the video clip was true. However, he claimed neither he nor his son knew how the video clip was made public.

The video clip allegedly shows lawyer Lingam brokering judicial appointments with a senior judge.

Loh said he would be at the Jalan Duta Court complex tomorrow to testify before the Royal Commission of Inquiry, which was established to investigate the authenticity of the Lingam video clip and the truth of the allegations. The commission begins its sitting tomorrow.

When contacted, Lingam declined to comment on Loh’s claims. However, he said that he would give evidence before the commission.

In an interview at his lawyer Americk Singh Sidhu’s house last night, Loh said: “I was not aware then that my son was recording Lingam’s telephone conversation. My son, who is now overseas, confirmed that he was responsible.”

Saying his son was an avid photographer, Loh claimed that his son had earlier taken photographs of the lawyer’s house and a discussion between Lingam and his sister, also a lawyer, on a legal matter when they were in the house.

However, he said, it was a mystery how the clip was made public. He said: ” My son claimed that it was stored in a computer and wondered how it went to a third party.”

He said he only knew of the existence of the video clip after it was talked about.

Loh said he and his son were prepared to testify before the Royal Commission of Inquiry.

“I will be at the Jalan Duta Court complex to testify before the panel. My son is also prepared to do the same.”

Loh, who has business interests here and overseas, said he had no interest in the telephone conversation Lingam had with the unidentified person.

“The conversation started after he (Lingam) received a call. Whatever that was spoken and now widely publicised is true,” he claimed.

Loh said it was also true that he posed several questions to Lingam after the conversation ended, which included who he was talking to.

“He told me it was the Chief Judge of Malaya,” he added.

Loh claimed that since then, unknown individuals had been trailing him and his office had been broken into on several occasions.

– quoted from an article published in NST on 13th January 2008 (link)

What’s interesting to note here:

  • VK Lingam received the call, so investigators would be looking for outgoing calls for all numbers remotely linked to Fairuz, and incoming calls for all mobile numbers remotely linked to VK Lingam
  • Loh’s son was taking photographs at VK Lingam’s house
  • He does not know how the video got out (trying to throw doubt on whether he is the Whistle Blower?)
  • Loh has been under surveillance by what I can only guess are VK Lingam’s henchmen, or henchmen of persons in the government who don’t want to get caught along with VK Lingam

Written by ak57

January 13, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Posted in Local News

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