Thayalan: Answers will come from Lingam


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 17 Jan 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam will reveal whether he is indeed the man in the controversial video clip. 

He will also tell the commission whether he really did say the things uttered by the Indian man in the video clip, whom he had described as looking like him and sounding like him. 

Counsel R. Thayalan said these two questions, which had been posed by commissioner Datuk Mahadev Shankar on Tuesday, would be answered once his client was called to testify. 

“He does not want me to make any admission or otherwise,” he said. 

Thayalan also informed the commission that he had sent the voice analysis report prepared by CyberSecurity Malaysia to Europe and the United States for experts there to scrutinise it. 

He said he might have further questions for CyberSecurity Malaysia’s senior analyst Mohd Zabri Adil Talib depending on the results of this scrutiny, which he expected in less than a week. 

At this juncture, Mahadev advised Thayalan to study a provision in the Evidence Act pertaining to a counsel’s authority to put questions to witnesses without having first obtained his client’s instructions. 

The lawyer agreed to do so and took his seat.  

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