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Lingam Tagging and Fishing Along

Eusoff: Lingam asked to tag along for fishing trip at Lake Wakatipu

KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam had asked former Chief Justice Tun Eusoff Chin if he could tag along during a fishing trip in Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Eusoff told the Royal Commission of Inquiry that Queenstown was a small place that was slightly bigger than a village and there was nothing much to do.

“My family and I were walking around and I suddenly saw this place, where there were many boats for hire at a reasonable fare.

“When I finished filling up the forms, I realised Lingam was behind me. He said ‘Where are you going? Can I come along? He then asked the boatman how many people can ride on the boat’,” he said.

At this juncture, Ranjit Singh, counsel for the Malaysian Bar, asked if Lingam and his family were walking around together with them.

“If Lingam was not walking with you, how did he tag along for the trip? Are you suggesting that it was another coincidence?” he asked.

Eusoff denied that Lingam and his family were walking with him. He said Lingam could have spotted him at the pier as Queenstown was a small place.

He also said he did not know why his holiday itinerary was sent to a person by the name of Jeyanthi instead of his own secretary.

(In his testimony, Lingam had confirmed that he had a secretary by that name).

Eusoff said it was a procedure for him to hand out a circular that he was going on a holiday to inform the judges of his replacement.

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

Lingam suddenly appeared behind Eusoff? He really is a stalker! 🙂 A comic I did previously :

Stalking Lingam

Written by ak57

January 29, 2008 at 10:55 pm

Posted in Lingam RC, Local News

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