Friday, November 5, 2010
The Altantuya case is more than just sex and murder. Behind its lurid details are massive corruption on the back of a whopping RM6.7 billion submarines deal involveing both French and Malaysian authorities. On the Malaysian side, it is side to note that no less than Prime Minister Najib Razak has been implicated.
Despite his repeated denials, the number of trails that lead back to him cannot be denied and will continue to puzzle the public until they are fully explained.
The Altantuya-Scorpenes case also highlights the failure of Malaysia's court and legal system, where the ruling elite is still able to influence the course of justice with so much ease and impunity that it is scary.
On Wednesday, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nazri Aziz shocked those who have been following the saga by closing the file on two conflicting statutory declarations made by a private investigator P Balasubramaniam.
By closing the case, Bala's lawyer Americk Sidhu says Najib is trying to halt investigation into the alleged involvement of his brother Nizam, his wife Rosman Mansor, her business associates Deepak Jaikishan, and a few others.
Malaysia Chronicle appends below Balasubramaniam's interview with Malaysia Today when he emerged out of hiding late last year, and the statutory declaration made in 2008 that had for the first time publicly implicated Najib and Rosmah in the Altantuya-Scorpenes case.
According to Bala, Nizam, Rosmah and the Deepak group had offered him RM5 million to retract that damning SD with a second conflicting one, and then leave the country.
November 2009:PI Bala Part 5: ” I was told Rosmah was happy with my retraction”
In the fifth and final part of the mystery interview with private eye P Balasubramaniam published in Malaysia Today, he tells that prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor was “very happy” with him for retracting his first statutory declaration which implicated her and Najib Razak in Altantuya’s murder.
He said Rosmah had wanted to have breakfast with him. Balasubramaniam, a central figure in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case, also revealed that he had met Najib’s younger brother Nazim the night before signing the second declaration which exonerated Najib and Rosmah. He added that he was only paid RM750,000 of the promised RM5 million for the retraction.
Below are excerpts from the interview.
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