Madrid, September 22 (EFE).- Malaysian businessman San Chin Choon has sent a letter to the judge in the mask case in which he explains that it is impossible for him to travel to Spain to testify, as the judge asked for it, but he offers to do it by videoconference from the Spanish embassy in Kuala Lumpur, something already rejected by the magistrate.
In a brief received recently in court, the person who claims to be San Chin Choon, the businessman who sold medical supplies to businessmen Alberto Luceño and Luis Medina, specifies that his speech will be in Chinese and states that he understands that in the aforesaid embassy there will be “a videoconference system that can be connected to a Spanish court, which surely also has a videoconference system”.
The letter recalls that he has already answered the questions sent to him from Spain before the Malaysian authorities, but he does not understand “why the Malaysian government has not sent my answers to Spain”, and proposes to testify before the judge.
But he details that for professional reasons it is “impossible” for him to go to Spain and he proposes to go to the Spanish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on October 21 or 28, at ten o’clock in the morning Spanish time, to make a videoconference, since later it would be impossible due to the jet lag.
In this way, the businessman responds to the recent ruling by Judge Adolfo Carretero, in which he does not give “no probative value” to the alleged emails of the Malaysian businessman San Chin Choon, in which he defended the commissionaires investigated for alleged fraud at the Madrid town hall and summoned him to travel to Spain to testify in court.
In this letter, the magistrate specifies that he will no longer send letters rogatory to Malaysia or make a statement by videoconference.
He does this because the emails he allegedly sent this summer, in which he certified that the persons under investigation, Alberto Luceño and Luis Medina, were exclusive agents of his company, Leno, and that the The operation carried out with them was correct have “no probative value” if he does not ratify them before the judge, “answering all the questions that the parties have about them and other subjects of interest for the case”.
For this reason, he urges “the person who claims to be San Chin Choon to indicate, if any, the dates when he can appear before this court”.
This businessman, who obtained the sanitary material that Luceño and Medina then sold to Madrid City Hall, surprised this summer by going to court by e-mail in which he pointed out that the “price would have been the even” without them because “you don’t sell more expensive because there are agents”, and defended that “without them there would have been no operation”.
Judge Carretero has already refused to send a new letter rogatory to Malaysia, whose government has demanded “reciprocity” from Spain, “including respect for the punishment of flogging so that it can be applied to people extradited from Spain to Malaysia for the same crime that we are investigating and which is penalized in this Asian country”.
In that case, in which the judge recently agreed to appear in person for the state attorney on behalf of the tax administration, he is being investigated to find out whether businessmen Alberto Luceño and Luis Medina , son of the Duke of Feria and Naty Abascal, could have defrauded the town hall of the capital in the operation of the sale of medical equipment at the start of the pandemic, with which they would have pocketed 6.6 million dollars