But I just have to say something now. The Cabinet has decided to make public the report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the infamous Lingam conversation. We are indeed living in interesting times. It seems that the report has implicated six persons including our dear absent-minded ex-Prime Minister whose memory loss became so endemic with many of the other witnesses at the hearing.
I like this part of the report that touches on the authenticity of the video. It's so poetically written:
"In the final analysis, when all is said and done by the experts, both local and foreign, stripped off all the technical jargon that they used in their findings, when examined in the context of the direct or primary evidence of the maker of the video clip, coupled with that of the eyewitnesses, a simple question confronting the Commission can be posed in layman's terms: Is the video clip genuine, real, reliable or trustworthy and therefore authentic? We have no hesitation in answering in the affirmative." – page 45, paragraph 11.This will start the ball rolling and by golly, I'm sure it will keep on rolling and rolling along for quite a while!