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Balan meets ACA, again. V.K. Lingam's brother spent 7 hours with the ACA from 11.20 am yesterday to go over his allegations of corruption against the controversial lawyer. V. Thirunama Karasu, also known as Balan, was accompanied by lawyer-politician Wee Choo Keong, who made public for the firs time last Sunday two police reports lodged against Lingam by Balan in March.
Balan had been through this before. In 1998, he went to the ACA with similar allegations against Lingam. In a press statement that ended his two-month "elegant silence" on Monday, Lingam said:
"I believe that the Anti Corruption Agency did not pursue any action on the allegations made by Balan as they and the Attorney-General's Chambers were aware of Balan's psychiatric condition."My sources said Balan was asked about his "psychiatric condition" during the interview. Balan told the ACA officer that he had been forced "to fake it" by his brother in order to nullify whatever statement he had made to the ACA. Balan was also made to see a psychiatrist at GH, who was said to be a close friend of V.K Lingam.