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Jun 14, 2017

Chan Claims Whistleblower is Being Influenced to Lie Under Oath

Chan also denied any contact with his brother-in-law, then-Minister of State for Immigration, Elvin Penner, about any Immigration scheme. As far as he is concerned, Burgess’ testimony is untrue. But the question that bedevils Burgess, Chan, the Senate panel and all who heard their testimonies two weeks ago and today is this: what reason would a housewife from the South have to make up these allegations, in detail, told to the press and in court, and defame very powerful men? It’s a mystery to Chan too, but he says he feels she has been influenced by unnamed ‘sycophants’ and is trading on his relationships.

 

Aldo Salazar

Aldo Salazar, Chair, Senate Special Select Committee

“I’m sure that the first thing that comes to my mind and the first thing that comes to reasonable persons would be – I don’t think it’s a question that you can answer, meaning that you perhaps don’t know – but do you have any reason, can you think of any reason that someone – ‘Miss Cosa,’ Miss Burgess – would come to the Senate, take an oath and lie about you?”

 

Rochelle Chan, Assistant Superintendent of Police

“You’re asking my opinion?”

 

Aldo Salazar

“Yes, that’s why I am saying it’s not really a question, because you don’t know what operates in her mind?”

 

Rochelle Chan

Rochelle Chan

“I wouldn’t know why she would do such a thing; maybe she has been influenced by some entities? Her character is – what’s the word I want to use – ineptitude? Working for sycophants? That’s all I can say.”

 

Aldo Salazar

“Like for me personally, why would she pick you – if she wanted to choose a policeman, then, out of all the policemen, why would she pick on you after just a chance meeting?”

 

Rochelle Chan

“Maybe because I’m Mr. Penner’s brother-in-law.”

 

Elena Smith, Senator, Trade Unions

“Are you saying that the entire testimony that Ms. Burgess gave regarding your involvement with her is a lie?”

 

Rochelle Chan

“That’s right.”

 

Elena Smith

“I want to go to the question that the Chairman asked earlier, because I find it difficult to believe, Mr. Chan, that we would get so much detail on a relationship with a person – and when I say that, I don’t mean [it] in any other way than let’s put it [as a] working relationship, I put it that way for now. You’ve met, according to Miss Burgess, several times, different places, she’s worked with you, and you deny all of that?”

 

Rochelle Chan

“That’s right.”

 

Elena Smith

“I find that very difficult to believe.”

 

Rochelle Chan

“That’s your opinion, Senator; everybody has one.”

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2 Responses for “Chan Claims Whistleblower is Being Influenced to Lie Under Oath”

  1. Mike G says:

    Just another big bellied, lying, thieving, corrupt bureaucrat . . and a sworn police officer no less. Disgusting!

  2. carlos says:

    He is a big liad. People saw him many times with this person and now its dangerous to accept; like the Judas. But the question is —- why didn’t his name appear in the report? The same question goes about Mr. Middleton’s name which, also, did not appear in the report.

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