Friday, July 04, 2008

does not, but was

I found the following statement in today's Malaysiakini report:

However, the lawyer’s office clarified that "Arulampalam does not represent Balasubramaniam, but was just his representative."

OK, I'm not so good at the Legalese language, but this one left me befuddled... A does not represent B but was just his representative... ??? Perhaps they mean that A is not the official legal counsel/representative, but just a stand-in representative. Or it was another misquotation by the press.

Maybe they'll clarify tomorrow. Or maybe they'll issue another statutory declaration. Commissioners of oaths must be making good money these days.

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