Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Edge could have done it differently

Salleh Said Keruak

In explaining why they did what they did, The Edge said:

We could do one of two things: 1) Drop the matter like a hot potato and walk away, or 2) Get hold of everything so that the truth can be uncovered. We decided we had to pursue the truth.

There is actually a third alternative. And that is to report the matter to the authorities and hand over the evidence. That, The Edge did not do. And by not reporting what they viewed as a crime means The Edge itself had committed a crime. So under these circumstances you cannot claim to be a whistleblower and demand protection that a whistleblower would get.

On Monday, The Edge handed all the evidence to the Special Task Force and on Tuesday to the police. Why was the evidence given to the police only on the second day and was it a duplicate of that same evidence that was handed to the Special Task Force?

This needs to be confirmed because the public does not know whether it is two sets of the same evidence or two sets of different evidence. The only way to find out would be for the Special Task Force to hand its evidence to the police so that a comparison can be made.

The IGP said that the police has its own forensic experts and they will be doing a forensic test on the evidence to establish whether any of it has been doctored. If the Special Task Force does the same then there is not only a danger of duplication but also of contradiction. And this will confuse an already confusing situation.

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