This is what I wrote about Raju Miah on whatdotheyknow He says on his email that he is a communications assistant at Tower Hamlets.
Raju Miah is the man who contacted me to tell me that I was unblocked. I obtained the following from the comments on http://trialbyjeory.com/2015/02/25/are-y...
Below is the comment.
This should be read in conjunction with http://www.trialbyjeory.com/2012/10/24/m...
Thinking that Tower Hamlets would more readily respond to
enquiries from an Asian journalist I got one, a friend of mine, to ask
some questions of the Orwellistically named ” Communication ” department
of Tower Hamlets some questions. I was wrong it turned out, the hatches
have been battened down.
Bear in mind the name of the department, not press but communications. He asked a number of questions about Ms Parchment.
Was she still employed by the council? Was her reported absence
from her duties at the Town Hall correct? What was or were the
reason/reasons for her absence? Would they like to comment on her
reported presence at The Royal Courts of Justice and Pret a Manger in
The Strand talking to people who appeared to be witnesses in the current
judicial enquiry into possible electoral malpractices in Tower Hamlets?
All fairly innocuous questions that any journalist might be
entitled to ask about such a highly paid council official who seemed to
be absent from her duties. Not so. Commdept wanted to know about my
friend and asked a number of questions about his journalism, which
papers and other outlets he had written for, his mobile number etc.
Eventually, it seems they have heard of The Press Trust of
India, they decided he was who he said he was and gave this detailed
answer. ” Thank you for clarifying which media outlet you represent. The
council does not comment on individual members of staff”. This was from
Raju Miah. 0207 364 4940 07984 276583.
There you have it members of the jury. What is going on? There
are a number of issues here that need to be answered by somebody, maybe
old ford1 can help.
What exactly are the duties of The of Mayor’s Office? When
Parchment’s appointment was made what was the job description? What
exactly is she doing flitting back and forth across The Strand talking
to people who are possible witnesses? And that’s just for starters! Feel
free to add your own questions.