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Friday, September 28, 2007

34. Video Tape Scandal

These are the highlights of what happened yesterday, from an article in The Sun by R. Manirajan.

At the ACA headquarters:

> Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Sivarasa Rasiah hands over the video clip to the ACA, but refuses to reveal the identity of the person who recorded it, in keeping with the person's request. This is the edited version that runs for about 8 minutes. The full version is about 14 minutes long.

> Sivarasa says: "The other part of the clip clearly shows a named lawyer and his telling the people in the room after the telephone conversation, that he was speaking to a named judge."

> He says they will cooperate with the Investigation Panel but will have to get permission from the source before screening the 14-minute long clip, which will compromise his identity.

At the Prime Minister's Office:

> Panel members met Najib and Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan for an hour.

> Its chairman Tan Sri Haidar Mohd Noor says they use the Prime Minister's Department's legal department as its secretariat office and all logistic and administrative matters will be decided when they meet next.

> Did not say when they will start and finish their investigation but asks for time

> On opposition parties and others questioning his credibility, especially in relation to his role in the 1988 judicial crisis, Haidar said: "We can't stop people from questioning our credibility. I have a job to do and I will do it."