On Saturday 19 January (my previous posting) I mischievously said that VK Lingam will take the cue from his old buddy who accused him of either being mad or drunk. From Malaysiakini's report this afternoon, it looks like this has happened!
'Questioned by his counsel Thayalan as to why he has no recollection of the events of Dec 20, 2001, Lingam referred to the footage as he responded: "Looking at the video, there are bottles of wine, whisky or brandy, and a bottle of 7-Up. I would have had one too many drinks. It was a drinking session, a celebration, a party. It was more than six years ago, I can't recollect."
Later asked who provided the alcohol, Lingam replied that Loh usually brought "three to six bottles of red wine and one to two bottles of whisky or brandy" during visits to his house.
“He (Loh) insists we drink, so just to accommodate him, we drink,” Lingam said.Wow, I want to know Mr. Loh .....good way to stock up my depleted bar. After six years Lingam can still remember details like "three to six bottles of red wine and one to two bottles of whisky or brandy".
In my previous posting I also urged the RCI that Lingam's brother Karasu should be called as a witness to establish the "hand over shoulder" relationship between Lingam and Tun (non-chinese)Chin. His lawyer this afternoon say the danger signs. Malaysiakini reported this:
The session then moved to issues related to the admissibility of events prior to the recording of the footage, with Thayalan seeking to expunge all testimony relating to the purported close relationship between Lingam and former chief justice Eusoff Chin.
ANYONE GETTING THE SENSE THAT THE STAGE IS NOW SET FOR THE STAGED ENDING TO THIS VERY unROYAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY?
GOD SAVE OUR JUDICIARY, PLEASE.....
IF GOD CANNOT SOMEBODY MORE POWERFUL IN MALAYSIA, PLEASE DO THE NEEDFUL.