Minister Nandlall admits to profanity laced, threatening conversation – “The people who are calling me a coward don’t know me”

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By Kurt Campbell

Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall.
Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall has admitted that he was in fact the person recorded in a conversation with a senior Kaieteur News Reporter making what the Publisher Glenn Lall has interpreted to be ‘death threats’ against him and his staff.

Nandlall refused to give iNews a face to face interview saying the government has already spoken.

“I have, I don’t know what to say,” he told iNews this morning, Tuesday, October 28.

During the telephone interview with this online news entity, the Attorney General said he is consulting with his lawyers who are planning a course of action to be taken.

Last evening, hours after the recording went public, the government defended Nandlall’s profanity laced and threatening conversation; saying it “condemns in the strongest possible language the despicable act of a national newspaper to distort and manipulate a private conversation of a Government Minister, whose conversation was illegally recorded, and distorted, and broadcast.”

Publisher of the Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall speaking to members of the media.
Publisher of the Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall speaking to members of the media.

When asked what makes the recording of the conversation illegal, the Minister who remained hesitant in his responses said “no one has the authority to tape private conversations, there is an act of Parliament that regulates the interception of communication between private individuals and I don’t know that any of Kaieteur News reporters are authorized under that legislation to intercept peoples conversations.”

When asked if he had spoken to the reporter involved he said: “I spoke to him, I think so, I don’t know what to say about this whole thing,” adding that, “we don’t know who taped it, whether they taped or tapped… I don’t know if it was Gildarie, you should ask him.”

Meanwhile, in response to comments of persons labeling the Minister as a coward, Nandlall said, “The people who are calling me a coward they don’t know me.

In a subsequent Facebook post Nandlall said: “We live in tragic times. When the sanctity of privacy is removed from communications between humans, the human element is removed from human relations and thereafter, man’s status is reduced to that of animals. It’s even worse when those communications are manipulated and distorted, by technology I suppose, to create a dialogue which is radically different from what occurred -all done by those who wield the power of the press and use the same to persecute and slaughter the character of others. A society in such state borders on anarchy. No one is truly exempt, no one is truly safe, unless they grovel with indignity before those who wield the power to which I have made reference. For in their minds, they are above the law and everything and anyone else. Anyone who tries to apply to them the norms of civilized society and the rule of law, exposes himself and his family to the brutality of their attacks. I will not succumb to cowardice. I am simply not genetically configured that way. History will absolve me. Good always triumphs over evil.”

A voice purporting to be that of the Attorney General could be heard on the almost 20 minutes recording saying among other things: “I told Adam [Adam Harris, Editor, Kaieteur News] everybody don’t have a newspaper to use as a weapon, I told Adam people got weapons. If they continue to attack people like this and they [people] have no way of responding, they will just walk with their weapon into that same f%#king Saffon Street office and wah come shall do.”

The voice allegedly that of the AG also noted: “there is a simpler way of dealing with this situation you know, I tell Glenn already. He knows I have capacity and I know his. I don’t have to go Court every day and issue press statements, I don’t have to resort to those methods…there are far more effective measures to which I can resort.”

Glenn Lall has since filed an official complaint against the Minister with the Guyana Police Force.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Wow…really for marrying a non-Indian? Where do you people come up with these stories? It was a real case defended by Lukhoo where the man killed his WIFE. Next time learn the facts before you repeat unadulterated nonsense aimed at sowing racial hatred.

  2. Threat defined:
    noun
    “a statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not done”.

    AG’s Comments dissected…..
    …….“there is a simpler way of dealing with this situation you know… … the intention is implied here.

    …..I tell Glenn already. He knows I have capacity and I know his. …….Here is where the AG makes an explicit statement of intention.

    I don’t have to go Court every day and issue press statements, I don’t have to resort to those methods…there are far more effective measures to which I can resort.”……Now here is another example of a very explicit intention

    Any lawyer can swing words, but its for a jury to decide.

    I’d never forget my dad telling me of a court case where a illiterate Indian man was
    charged for killing his daughter for marrying a non-Indian boy.
    The father was alleged to have said “Me mek am, me mine am, me kill am!” His good lawyer successfully defended the man using the same words just by changing it from a statement to a question…
    “Me mek am! Me mine am! Me kill am?”

    Just wait for them to put the spin on Anil’s words. I dare say he may very well win

  3. cv u talking to me or de other guy?? put a name to your response..if its me then say so and i will give u the answer u seeking..if its me then yeah i getting pay big time..what u getting ..oh i know what u getting..u getting opposition sausage..ewe..u like?

  4. “I told Adam [Adam Harris, Editor, Kaieteur News] everybody don’t have a newspaper to use as a weapon, I told Adam people got weapons. If they continue to attack people like this and they [people] have no way of responding, they will just walk with their weapon into that same f%#king Saffon Street office and wah come shall do.”

    That is surely implied threat….

  5. To tell anybody that ppl have weapons and they will use them is a threat, and to say crap like wah come ,,sa do what is he as a person in the chair so large saying to the public ,,,less statments were made by top ppl and felix was one who had to go for his tape crap ,,if any person use the very words that the AG used what must ppl think he is a stand up pop,,pit,,,hell we all have to say what is right when its right and stop fooling around

  6. My God look how them big boys can threaten you and have the Government on the side. This should have being Trinidad and see what happen.

  7. Strange that it was legal to record and expose private conversations when the shoe was on the other foot!!
    According to this news piece the AG is admitting to having a telephone conversation with the reporter and not denying any of the things that is being made public. Don’t know what to make of it but will wait to see where it goes – under the rug or elsewhere!!

  8. I listened to the tape recording:
    I didn’t hear the AG threatened the Mookster to make the big bad Mookster cry till snat come out he nose..
    What I heard on that tape is a Very Typical Collie Man sound drunk and revealing things that’s on his mind.
    When Collie Man drink up dharoo is only then you will hear who is chatree whi is kitchree who is cookup who is brahman and who is fullaman..
    I think its two PPP guys now who must remove themselves from PPP..
    The AG and de Waan HedgeHill for discriminating agaisnt Gays & Lesbians…

  9. for an AG he should have known that the reporter is woking for Mooklall and if he was the AG contact man in Mooklall tabloid he should have met in person or through third party..MookLall gun bust all yall PPP balls up big time…De Mookster gat loads of money…De Mookster really want jagdeo..is jagdeo teck away de mookster gyaal wile de mookster de paying de gyaal 100000 rent..according to de report big Jag de getting de bang wid de gyaal wid de Mookster money ..gawd bless yuh big Jag LOL

  10. It is truly disgusting when a paid public official can behave in such a manner and still claim privacy.It is ever more disgusting that his “bosses” can look to defend his actions.We are indeed living in troubling times.But then what do you expect from a leadership that has no balls, other than to lead our people to destruction!

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