Guyon Espiner reopened the Bill Liu cash-for-citizenship scandal last night on 60 Minutes. And he has summarised what he has discovered from official documents released under the OIA in this blog-post:
It’s not often that you put an item of nearly 20 minutes to air and still feel that there was plenty more of the story still to tell.
60 Minutes Producer Chris Wilks and I spent a month digging deep into the story of Citizen Yan and had access to documents giving us an enormous amount of detail.
But we still feel there is plenty we don’t know.
In fact all the things which, for most people are very simple, in Yan’s case, are opaque.
Like what’s his name? Yong Ming Yan, Yang Liu, Bill Liu, Wiremu Liu and William Yan are among his monikers. The search warrant for his Metropolis apartment also seeks documents in the name of Yong Ming Run.