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RC Ignores Third Video

New segment gets the short shrift

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Commission of Inquiry was yesterday told that a third segment of the video clip purportedly showing Datuk V.K. Lingam discussing judicial appointment with a judge had just been released.

Counsel M. Puravalen, who is representing Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said this after learning that his client would not be called to give evidence to the commission.

Commission chairman Tan Sri Haidar Mohamed Noor said it was unwise for Anwar to release the clip on an instalment basis.

“Don’t do it like that. We have a job to do here. Please tell your client that we cannot be dancing to his tune,” he added.

Another commission member, Datuk Mahadev Shankar, said previously Anwar had broadcast the two earlier clips to the entire world.

“Now, he wants to share it with us,” he said.

Haidar told Puravalen to inform Anwar to get in touch with deputy public prosecutor Datuk Nordin Hassan, who is assisting in the inquiry.

An eight-minute clip was released on Sept 19 and a 14-minute clip on Dec 19 last year.

The new segment allegedly implicated another former chief justice for allegedly receiving bribes from a senior lawyer and a business tycoon.

Businessman Loh Mui Fah said in a statement yesterday that he had asked his son Gwo Burne, who recorded the video, to do everything possible to recover all records of it.

“This is to ensure the commission is not disrupted by further possible revelations of other clips taken that evening.

“I believe that production of the recordings may assist the commission in its task,” he added.

– quoted from an article published in NST on 29th January 2008 (link)

Well I’m not surprised, though Haidar should have told off Whistle Blower, not Anwar. That did not stop Anwar from having a press conference expressing his disappointment of the RC for not allowing case fixing and ignoring the third video (its on www.malaysiakini.tv).

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Written by ak57

January 29, 2008 at 11:50 pm

Posted in Lingam RC, Local News

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