MORE PICS – ACA Twist on Anwar – Failed to Deliver Video Clip Deadline; Last Laugh on Anwar Ibrahim; No Reminder from ACA to deliver it to Putrajaya
Malaysiakini was denied this breaking news story which the Print Media have the privilege. They are still ON
Malaysiakini.tv On Deadline ends: ACA officers no show
ACA officials now smartly attired in their new uniforms seems to to have a smart idea to twist the “cancelled meeting” and now accuse Anwar Ibrahim of failing to deliver the “Original Video Clip” for an Oct 25 2007 deadline. They do not even have to remind him that the onus is one him to deliver it personally. only a copy in the form of a 'pen drive' of the missing eight minutes of the original, which is 14 minutes long"? This was probably confirmed by him in the tele-conversation which would have been recorded as evidence against him.
It was a good trick to play on him by ACA. They came all the way to meet him to record the statements and now they have this twist and laugh on him.
Actually this news item was announced at this morning TV3 news and not many would have paid attention to it and now Bernama confirmed it with an early morning release - time stamped ,
Was Anwar caught red handed confirming he wanted to hand over "
only a copy in the form of a 'pen drive' of the missing eight minutes of the original, which is 14 minutes long"? This was probably confirmed by him in the tele-conversation which would have been recorded as evidence against him.
ABOVE: Anwar showing "only a copy in the form of a 'pen drive' of the missing eight minutes of the original, which is 14 minutes long"
Anwar Failed To Meet Video Clip Deadline, Says ACA
The statement added that the onus lay with Anwar to deliver the clip at the ACA's headquarters in Putrajaya and not ask ACA officers to come to his office to get it. According to the ACA, the clip Anwar wanted to hand over was only a copy in the form of a 'pen drive' of the missing eight minutes of the original, which is 14 minutes long. Anwar had earlier provided the ACA with a copy of a video clip lasting six minutes allegedly showing the lawyer having a conversation with a senior judge regarding judicial appointments. He claimed to have left out the eight minutes to protect the sources who had given the recording to him. The ACA also denied that its action to get the original recording was politically motivated as alleged by Anwar. It is assisting a three-man independent panel set up by the government to verify the authenticity of the video clip.
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M'sian anti-graft body backs down on deadline for Anwar
'The Anti-Corruption Agency officials contacted me early Thursday to cancel the appointment until further notice.' 'The government's attempt to intimidate me has failed, 'Mr Anwar told reporters. 'I don't understand why they did not turn up,' he said, holding out a flash drive that he said contained the video clip, but declining to specify which version. As some 100 supporters who had gathered at Anwar's offices to witness the looming showdown chanted 'Reformasi' - the battle cry for reform and change - he said he would not be cowed by government intimidation. 'It is clear to me that the issuance of the notice was politically motivated in a futile attempt to create a basis for a potential prosecution,' he said. Mr Anwar was heir apparent to former premier Mahathir Mohamad until his sacking in 1998, when he was hit with sodomy and corruption charges that landed him in jail for six years. The sodomy conviction was overturned but the corruption verdict stands, barring him from standing for public office until April 2008. He is now an adviser to Keadilan, or the People's Justice Party, which is formally led by his wife. -- AFP
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Anwar: ACA Cancels Appointment, VK Lingam Confirms Fairuz On Other Line
25 Oktober 2007
At the Anti Corruption Agency officer contacted me to cancel today’s appointment with me until further notice. The government’s attempt to intimidate me has failed. There seems to remain some doubt about who exactly is implicated in this videotape. I say before you today with categorical certainty that VK Lingam confirmed Ahmed Fairuz is the man he was speaking to and the “Anwar case” was mentioned.
On Monday 22nd October 2007, I was served a notice under section 22 (1)(b) of the Anti Corruption Act 1997 to deliver to the ACA the original full 14 minute version of the video recording of the VK Lingam – Fairuz conversation. They did this in spite of my telling them that I do not have the tape in my possession.
It is clear to me that the issuance of the notice was politically motivated in a futile attempt to create a basis for a potential prosecution for an offence under the Act. It also appears to be an attempt to intimidate me, Sivarasa, Vice-President of KeADILan and Sim, my special assistant from requiring the authorities to conduct this investigation properly.
A reading of Part IV of the Act clearly demonstrates that it was intended to provide such powers as given in section 22 to investigating officers to allow them to obtain evidence from persons suspected of being INVOLVED in corruption – so that suspects could not hide the evidence and prevent prosecution.
Hence powers were provided to order persons to submit documents and to provide information. The powers were never intended to be used, as the ACA is now doing, to harass and threaten persons who have voluntarily, and in the public interest, DISCLOSED offences of corruption.
The implication for the ACA to be used in this manner is grave. The ACA is losing its credibility and in the future no one will feel confident to lodge a report with the ACA for fear of such unjust retribution. In light of this, my lawyers have advised me to file a legal challenge to set aside the notice. Such abuses of power must be exposed.
This week the media has highlighted some of the recent successes the ACA has enjoyed, particularly with the “Screwdriver” case. But let us not overlook the more serious and yet unresolved cases of the Scopene Submarine, Sukhoi jets, and the Port Klang Free Zone.
Now the investigation of the judicial misconduct appear to be being mishandled and I sense a concerted effort to cover up the evidence. Moreover, the entire investigation would be considered a farce if the Prime Minister continues to insist that Ahmed Fairuz’s term be extended.I urge the ACA yet again to focus on the real issue of corruption and judicial misconduct appointments disclosed in the video. And I reiterate that the appointment of a Royal Commission will allow us to fully investigate this scandal in a transparent and effective manner.
= == == = == == == = and the HOT News, cold Blodded Murder of 3 Narcotics COPs
Three Cops Killed In Shootout During Anti-Narcotic Operation
Thursday night. A fourth officer involved in the operation jointly mounted by the federal and Selangor police was seriously injured. Those killed were C/Insp Rajkumar, L/Cpl Alagesan and L/Cpl Jayabalan, in their 30s, while C/Insp Helmi who led the operation with C/Insp Rajkumar was injured (police were not able to give their full names at the time of writing this report).
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan (ABOVE) told reporters at the scene that the shootout happened between and . He said the four policemen in civilian clothes were about to raid a house where members of an international drug trafficking syndicate were believed hiding when a number of suspects in a Proton Wira and a Nissan Sentra pulled over in front of it and fired several shots at the police.
Bernama was told that Jayabalan, who served at the Gombak police headquarters, managed to contact his superiors saying that criminals had ambushed them during the operation.
A neighbour, Tan Ee Kuey, 45, said the house had been occupied over the past two to three months but the occupants were rarely seen at home. "I was having dinner when I heard over 10 explosions outside. When I got out of my house, I saw four people bleeding on the ground in front of the suspects' house. "I helped to carry the injured into a police multipurpose vehicle that pulled up. I could not believe my neighbours were criminals," he told reporters.