Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Then in the first 30 days the prosecution fumbled through a series of key witnesses whom later had to be impeached for proffering testimony contradictory to their pre-trial statements. In one case, a police officer testified that police interrogators "tortured and coaxed" her to make pre-trial statements which were untrue.

Subsequent witnesses testified that police reports and phone records had been changed and that other evidence had been tainted and should therefore be thrown out.

In another incident a witness testified that she had seen previous photos of the victim with Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, and both the prosecution and the defense leapt to their feet to have the testimony stricken from the record.

The same witness also testified that hers and the victim's immigration records showing entry to Malaysia had been mysteriously deleted.

Neither the prosecution nor the defense pursued a line of questioning regarding that testimony.