I think it's all balderdash the debate about providing witness protection to the person who had recorded the video of Lingamgate.
On the one hand, we have the Anti-Corruption agency insisting that the book will be thrown at Anwar Ibrahim and his two Parti Keadilan underlings for not willing or able to name the person who took the recording.
On the other hand, we have Anwar and company insisting that they cannot disclose the recorder's identity because of his personal safety, and they will only do so before a royal Commission of Inquiry.
It's all a shadow play from both sides.
Firstly, why is the ACA so insistent on going after the whistle-blower when the real culprits have been fingered in the recording, especially the main actor himself? I would have thought that his star performance was incriminating enough.
Secondly, why hasn't anybody said anything about Keadilan's position? Doesn't anybody realise that even without the political party confirming the recorder's identity, it will somewhat still come out in the end?
Wouldn't the main actor himself suspect who that recorder was? After all, it was in his house. Surely, he would know who were there on that night. Even if it was a group of people, he's not so stupid not to have narrowed down his suspicions and identified a few fellows.
So, my take is that Keadilan is wrong to adopt their present stance. Whether they disclose the recorder's identity of not, that fellow's identity may already be compromised. If Keadilan is so keen to protect the whistle-blower, it should cooperate with the ACA to name the fellow and show the full-length unedited recording as soon as possible. Quit stalling.