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Palace gags all hostage crisis probers By Aytch S. dela Cruz and Benjamin B. Pulta 08/31/2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

DoJ chief in charge but no HK media questions to be entertained 

Palace gags all hostage crisis probers

By Aytch S. dela Cruz and Benjamin B. Pulta
08/31/2010

Malacañang has issued a gag order yesterday on all officials in all agencies doing investigative work on the aftermath of the hostage crisis.

The Department of Justice (DoJ) through its chief, Secretary Leila de Lima, has issued a “gag order” against all investigative agencies currently involved in the ongoing investigations related to the recent hostage crisis that left eight Chinese Hong Kong residents dead.

While in her briefings, De Lima will be answering Filipino reporters’ questions, she made it clear that she will not be entertaining questions from Hong Kong media, saying they should direct their questions to Hong Kong authorities.

A day earlier, the Philippine National Police spokesman declared that the police forensics team has already concluded with “an amount of certainty” that 69 shells found in the hijacked bus all came from the hostage taker. Only seven slugs are to be checked against other firearms.

The gag order was issued to ensure that no confusion arises among the different agencies that are keeping track of the case, Malacañang said yesterday..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20100831hed1.html

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