"Govt Promises Protection For Witnesses In Video Clip Probe," Says Pak Lah. Any Takers?
The prime minister said that when the situation warranted some people to be protected, then the government would provide such protection. "The police will be asked to protect the witnesses," he told reporters.
Abdullah also said the government was actively looking into crafting a witness protection law. "It's up to the Attorney-General to determine this. The relevant bill has not yet reached the cabinet," he said.
On Monday, the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) gave Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim until Thursday to hand over the original video clip. However, the ACA issued a statement on Thursday saying that Anwar had failed to turn in the clip.
Anwar has filed an application in the High Court here to set aside the order issued by the ACA.
On Sept 18, the ACA started its probe to assist the three-member special panel set up on Sept 27 to investigate the authenticity of the recording.
The panel comprises former Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Haidar Mohd Noor, social activist Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye and former Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mahadev Shankar. (Bernama)
***** Given the type of confidence the average man on the street has in the cops, the ACA, the A-G as well as our esteemed politicians, one can bravely say that not a single person will take up the PM's generous offer.
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