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Thirunama Applies to Give Testimony

Lawyer’s brother offers to be witness to assist inquiry

KUALA LUMPUR: V.K. Thirunama has offered to be a witness to assist the Royal Commission of Inquiry looking into the video clip linking his brother, Datuk V.K. Lingam.

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In the application, Wee said events which Thirunama would testify on include:

– In December 1994, Lingam, Eusoff and their families went on holiday together in New Zealand.

– In 1995, Lingam threw a dinner party in his presence in Kelana Jaya for Eusoff and his wife and former Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Lamin Yunus and his wife.

– In May 1996, Eusoff and his wife went to Lingam’s house to bid farewell to Lingam before both of them left for the United States where Lingam’s wife was undergoing medical treatment.

Replying to a question by commission chairman Tan Sri Haidar Mohamed Noor, Wee said his client’s testimony was within the scope of the commission’s terms of reference.

Inquiry officer Datuk Nordin Hassan said Thirunama had told the Anti-Corruption Agency earlier that he had nothing to do with the video clip when he was questioned.

“Thirunama will be able to disclose ‘the closeness of Lingam and Eusoff’ because he had personally sent his brother to Eusoff’s house,” Wee said.

“Lingam used to ask my client to deliver bags and handphones at night to Eusoff’s house.”

– quoted from an article published in NST on 19th January 2008 (link)

Related articles from The Star on 19th January 2008:

Brother wants to testify
Lingam was advised against framing photo

The focus of the investigation at this point seems entirely on Tun Eusoff Chin. Not that that’s a bad thing of course, nobody wants only VK Lingam to get into hot soup. Wives going off together for one’s medical procedure in USA? That’s really buddy buddy stuff indeed.

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Written by ak57

January 19, 2008 at 9:38 pm

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