When Ms Darinne Ko was seen escorted to court by Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) staff, it was a clear signal a deal was set in place. Ms Cecilia Sue had set the precedent, her special arrangement was with CPIB Deputy Director Teng Khee Fatt. Like Ms Sue, Ko is now accused of deviating her court testimony from her recorded statements, and threatened with impeachment. The Deputy Public Prosecutor Andre Jumabhoy has a hostile witness on his hands.
That's a person who, in the court's opinion, gives adverse testimony or displays hostility or prejudice against the party which called him or her to testify. Another variant of this is the adverse witness, a person who intentionally gives unfavorable evidence against the party that called him or her as its key witness. The calling party (i.e. the public prosecutor) may cross-examine a hostile witness as if she was called by the opposing party. A hostile witness may be impeached by discrediting his or her credibility.
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Those of you who are trained in law are the better judge whether these backroom deals are kosher. For us laymen, they sure as hell don't pass the smell test.