HCU Enquiry resumes today
THE Commission of Enquiry into the collapse of the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) resumes today and is scheduled to last for a week in which four days have been set aside for the testimony of the credit union’s controversial former president Harry Harnarine.
Harnarine in a telephone interview with the Express yesterday said he was “excited, very anxious and high in spirits” as he prepares to take the witness stand.
Harnarine is scheduled to testify for four days starting tomorrow but may begin his testimony today as time estimates for other witnesses expected to take the stand today have been down graded.
“I will be sticking to my oath to speak the truth and if I am permitted I will also swear to deal with all the lies that have gone before,” he said.
Harnarine said he will spend his time on the witness stand defending his tenure as the HCU's head but will not participate in addressing “personal issues” that are a waste of time.
Harnarine said he was “waiting for” lead counsel to the enquiry, Queen’s Counsel Edwin Glasgow to question him.
“They are using intimidatory tactics to scare people off from coming to the enquiry but I have no fear,” he said.
“This is the first time I have seen an enquiry that is so adversarial,” Harnarine said.
He blamed this “adversarial” element in the enquiry for several witnesses, who were subpoenaed, being absent.