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HK inquest developing clashing conclusions; Palace won’t comment on speculations By Aytch S. de la Cruz 12/03/2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

HK inquest developing clashing conclusions; Palace won’t comment on speculations

By Aytch S. de la Cruz 12/03/2010

Malacañang yesterday refused to entertain premature specu-lations when confronted with the probability that the Hong Kong authorities might draw conclusions different from those that were specified in the revised Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC) report now that its 25-day public inquest into the Aug. 23 hostage crisis rescue fiasco is about to begin.

Deputy presidential spokes-man Abigail Valte said they would rather wait until the Hong Kong government releases its own findings from the separate investigation it would be taking but Malacañang is standing by its legal team’s conclusions.

“It would be difficult to speculate on that matter because, as I understand, the inquest is just beginning. It would be better to wait for the results. But, again, we are confident with the results of our investigation and we will stand by it,” Valte told reporters.

The Palace official informed reporters that the Hong Kong authorities have so far not indicated any intention to seek any form of assistance or cooperative efforts from the Philippine government as they go about their public inquest.... MORE

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