Saturday, May 17, 2008

A political thing, says Gwo Burne

PETALING JAYA: The move to make public the Royal Commission Report is politically motivated, says Loh Gwo Burne, who made the V.K Lingam video clip.

Gwo Burne said yesterday that he believed it was a “political thing” that the report is being made open to the public.

He added it appeared everything was politically motivated, from the beginning of the commission until the present day, with no real attempt to get at the truth.

“Look how much society had to pressure for the Royal Commission to be set up in the first place,” he said.

The Kelana Jaya MP, however, disagreed that investigations should include former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad because he was “victimised” by the people who surrounded him and tried to influence his decisions.

When asked whether he intended to release more of what he recorded at Lingam’s house in December 2001, Gwo Burne said he did not intend to do so in the immediate future.

It was reported that he had stashed more video clips entitled VK1, VK2 and others, somewhere in China.

“It is definitely somewhere. I just have to go find it.”

His father, businessman Loh Mui Fah lauded the decision although he had some reservations.

“It’s a positive move to make the findings public, but the question is whether it is politically inclined.

“Based on the fact that the commission had deliberated and postponed the findings so many times, there could be public speculation that a complete picture would not be painted,” he said
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