STATEMENT BY HANIFF KHATRI ABDULLA
My ANSWER to the conspiracy theorists allegations that since i am acting as the lawyer for YUSOFF RAWTHER, thence it purportedly confirms their “theory” that this is a conspiracy authored by Tun Dr Mahathir :
1. I am a private practicing lawyer. Yes i have acted for Tun Dr Mahathir before and there still are some matters i am attending to on his personal files.
2. As practising lawyers we can not refuse to take a brief from any client on any matters EXCEPT IN EXCEPTIONAL situation if we are conflicted out or may be embarassed profesionally due to our direct link to the subject matter, which of course is NOT the situation in YUSOFF RAWTHER’s matter, to disqualify me.
3. Putting the conspiracy theorists at their highest, the fact that i am appearing for YUSOFF RAWTHER out in front, that surely is crystal clear that Tun Dr Mahathir can not therefore be behind this matter at all, otherwise it is a big give away for me to be in the forefront, is it not ??!!!
4. To me, the capabilities of certain section of our society to come up with fanciful conspiracy theories do at times relegate HOLLYWOOD and BOLLYWOOD and KOLLYWOOD, to 2nd, 3rd and 4th spots down the ladder !! Perhaps these people should put their theories to work through movies for them to earn good money!!
Haniff Khatri Abdulla