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What Was The Response Of The TRRC On Halifa Sallah’s Request For Legal Confrontation With Mamat Cham To Arrive At The Truth?

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QUESTION OF THE DAY

Foroyaa was given the following letter to Halifa Sallah from the TRRC for publication:

“Dear Sir,

Reference is drawn to your letter of 13 January 2019 (Ref: PF/13/1/2019(1)) captioned “Request for Confrontation with Ex-Captain Mamat Cham to Rebut Fabrication of Evidence.

“I hereby take this opportunity to inform you that the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC) does not have a procedure of presenting persons who disagree on facts to confront each other during hearings of the Commission. The Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Commission (Section 70), however allows for persons who have been adversely mentioned or implicated in human rights violations during its proceedings to be given reasonable opportunity to respond to allegations made against them by way of a written statements or by personal appearance before the Commission. Accordingly the rebuttal enclosed with your letter will be entered in the TRRC records as your written statement in response to the relevant remarks about you made by General Mamat Cham during his recent appearance before the Commission.”

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It is gathered from Halifa Sallah that documentation, which shall also be shared with the media, is under preparation for the TRRC which will be followed by a request to appear before them to present the documents and answer any question for further elucidation to enable the Commission and people to have a better understanding of the takeover and the transition.

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