Saturday, October 27, 2007

"Govt Promises Protection For Witnesses In Video Clip Probe," Says Pak Lah. Any Takers?

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the government will ask the police to ensure the safety of the people who come forward to assist in the probe into the video recording purportedly showing a lawyer on the phone trying to broker the appointment of judges.

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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Anonymous Anonymous said...

He speaks with forked tongue!!
No way Jose!
Promises from him are worthless I dare say.
Keep the cat in the bag,
or else the they'll make you beg.
Do not take the vile bait,
else you'll meet your worst fate.

7:15 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Billy said...

Since day one he took office
He said he would fight corruption
But sad to say, nothing has happen since
All words and no actions

But strange to say he kept telling us the rakyat he would
That the corrupts would have to pay
But we now know better because we are no fools
For have we believe him, we then have alot to say to the ACA

After so many fiascos, now its the Lingam tape
Witnesses are asked to come forward
And that they will be protected
What a load of crap, the 3-man panel will have to do it their own way!

8:36 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Porcine aviator said...

.............AND PIGS MIGHT FLY!!

10:58 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is badawi promising them protection like he promised to weed out corruption?

woah in that case sign me up i have full confidence in him!

tuhh... yeah sure

11:44 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frankly. I've no respect for people who make promises they can't keep & Pak Lah being the PM is on the top of my list. Let's look at his past flip flops:-

Case 1)The Scenic bridge.

NST 27/03/2006
Najib: No delay in building bridge to Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR: Construction of the bridge to replace the Johor Causeway is proceeding on schedule although talks between Malaysia and Singapore are continuing, Datuk Seri Najib Razak said yesterday. "There is no postponement. Construction of the bridge is proceeding," the Deputy Prime Minister said.

MM 13/04/2006
A bridge too far

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has decided to stop the construction of the bridge to replace the Johor Causeway that links Malaysia and Singapore, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced yesterday. He said the Government had also decided to stop all negotiations pertaining to the bridge. Construction of the bridge, also known as the 'scenic bridge' began early this year, to replace half of the Johor Causeway on the Malaysian side.

Case 2)Fighting Corruption

NST 17/01/2007
Six months to haul up the corrupt

PUTRAJAYA: Heads of department have been given six months to take disciplinary action against corrupt civil servants. The directive was given by Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan to all directors-general during a meeting two weeks ago.

NST 16/10/2007
The house that Zak built By Syed Nadzri

EXACTLY a year ago, this column raised some questions about Port Klang state assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Md Deros and the luxurious bungalow he was building in Pandamaran, near Klang. The house attracted a lot of attention as it was sticking out like a sore thumb in the midst of humble dwellings of the working class in Kampung Idaman - very much like a scene of a palace in a feudal kingdom.

NST 23/05/2006
Mohd Said to face inquiry

PUTRAJAYA: Jasin MP Datuk Mohd Said Yusof will face an inquisition by four ministers on the extent of his "help" to a timber importer when he asked the Customs to "close one eye" on an illegal consignment of logs. The inquiry panel will be led by Deputy Prime Minister and Barison Nasional chief Whip in Parliament, Datuk Seri Najib Razak

NST 13/10/2006
APs: Solid evidence against 3 firms

PUTRAJAYA: Customs has solid evidence to prosecute three companies involved in using forged Approved Permits (APs) to bring in imported cars illegally. They include the one owned by Senator Datuk Muhammad Abdul Ghani, which is in the news over an alleged AP cloning scam.

Case 3)"Govt Promises Protection For Witness In Video Clip Probe"

NST 15/11/2006
Political analyst faces murder charge

KUALA LUMPUR: The political analyst at the centre of a murder probe had his remand order extended by two days yesterday. The 46-year-old suspect, who was initially being held for abduction, is now also being investigated for the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.

I rest my case.


8:29 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Chicken Ball said...

... witness protection act.... protection for witness..... tainted candy offered by our tainted politicians...

9:27 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Prime Minister,

The earth is flat. Believe me!! So is your brain!!


9:46 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous artchan said...

The only people who believe him are his umno cahoots.

Yes I believe his grandmother story on weeding corruption etc etc... blah blah.... blah. Me got this feeling that video clip is an internal wayang to bring down the PM

10:58 AM GMT+8  

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