Wednesday, 23 December 2009

If Lawyer Lingam Charged

PETALING JAYA, Dec 23 — Veteran lawyer Karpal Singh, who had previously urged the Attorney-General’s Chambers to authorise him to prosecute Datuk VK Lingam on behalf of the government, today voiced his intentions to meet with Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail to discuss the issue further, via an open letter.
Karpal also wrote that, should he be appointed to conduct the prosecution against Lingam, he would do so on a pro bono (free of charge) basis.

“I am writing to you (Gani) with the hope that you will issue the necessary authorisation letter for me to proceed.

“If necessary, I am ready to meet with you to discuss in detail why it is imperative that Lingam be prosecuted and for you to issue the requisite authorisation,” Karpal wrote in his letter to Gani.

“Please respond as soon as possible,” ended the two-page missive dated today.

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