Mainstream newspapers appear to make it appear as though the sworn
statement is to convict Najib. This is extremely far from the truth.
It is a complete lie.
He never accused anybody. He simply repeat what others had told him
but these statements were not even recorded officially or even
mentioned in the trial.
Both the Police and Public Prosecutor were implicated in the sworn
Now the police is asked to investigate whether the statements were
true or not.
This is just ridiculous. How can you ask the suspect himself to
investigate its wrong doing. Of course the Police will deny it.
It is so easy to confirm whether the statutary declarations were false
or not. Just put Balasubramaniam in court.
This fact is so clear that his life and that of his family is in
danger. The accused, i.e. the Police has lots to gain by making him
disappear or even better dead.
By making the second statutory declaration that he lied in the first
sworn statement, it no longer matters if he were dead or missing.
There is no sure way to confirm completely whether he lied or not,
even though common sense will tell you that the second statement just
a day after making the first one, was made under duress.
To imply that Anwar threatened Balasubramaniam for retracting his
statement is just stupid but this is what is believed by many readers
of Malaysian mainstream news agencies. Anwar does not gain anything at
all because he was not accused. Also, he is not powerful or well
If Balasubramaniam were dead, Anwar will not immediately become the
Prime Minister. However the Police, as the accused party in the first
original statement, will gain a lot.
It is the Police that is the most dangerous party here. They are well
armed and well equipped. The Police also has the most to gain by him
As for accusations against Najib, there is none at all. He also
revealed that he has information from witnesses that he had heard that
Najib knew the murdered victim, Altantuya well.
As I had mentioned the previous posts in sabahcolonised blogspot, the
deaths of the Chief Minsters of Sabah were not investigated properly.
What happened in the past, is clearly shown in this case. The
availability of explosives and the willingness to use them, shows the
link to the number of deaths of prominent politicians, including Tan
04-07-2008: Razak?s private investigator says cops suppressed key
by Pauline Puah 05:25PM (04-07-2008)
PETALING JAYA: A private investigator hired by murder accused Abdul
Razak Baginda has made a startling claim that the police covered up
information he gave them that would have linked Deputy Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Najib Razak to the murder victim Altantuya Shaariibuu.
P Balasubramaniam, a former Special Branch policeman, said in a
statutory declaration, that he was told of this by both Abdul Razak
Abdul Razak had told him that he met Altantuya through Najib and that
the two had an intimate relationship, he said.
He said that Abdul Razak also confided in him that the Mongolian
woman, victim of a gruesome killing, had demanded US$500,000 (RM1.65
million) as part of her share of a submarine deal.
From left: Gombak MP Mohamed Azmin Ali, Balasubramaniam, his lawyer
Americk Singh Sidhu and Anwar at the press conference at the PKR HQ in
Balasubramaniam also said Altantuya had told him among other things
that she met Abdul Razak in Singapore with Najib and that she had also
met Abdul Razak and Najib at a dinner in Paris.
He said he told the police everything when he was arrested for seven
consecutive days and asked to give a statement in late 2006.
However, when his statement was finally recorded, the information
regarding the relationship between the DPM and Altantuya was left out
by the police.
Balasubramaniam also said when he gave evidence in the trial in Shah
Alam High Court, the prosecutor did not ask him any questions in
respect of Altantuya?s relationship with Najib and the phone call he
received from DSP Musa Safri, who is Najib?s aide-de-camp (ADC).
Musa Safri, according to Balasubramaniam, called him when two
Mongolian girls, a Mr Ang and another Mongolian girl called Amy turned
up at Abdul Razak Baginda?s house enquiring the whereabouts of
?I received a call on my handphone from Musa Safri and duly handed the
phone to a Dang Wangi (police) inspector. The conversation lasted
three-four minutes after which he (the inspector) told the girls to
disperse and to go to see him the next day,? he said.
Abdul Razak was charged with abetting Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri and
Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar in the murder of Altantuya, 28. All three
face the death penalty if convicted.
Abdul Razak is a close adviser to Najib while Azilah and Sirul were
members of the DPM?s security team.
Balasubramaniam also said that when he was with Abdul Razak at the
latter?s lawyer?s office the morning Abdul Razak was arrested, he was
shown an SMS, allegedly from Najib, telling the former to stay cool as
he was meeting the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan to
resolve the matter.
?Shortly thereafter at about 7.30am, Abdul Razak received an sms from
Najib and showed the message to both myself and his lawyer. This
message read as follows: I am seeing IGP at 11am today? matter will be
solved? be cool.?
Najib had previously denied knowing Altantuya. On Tuesday, Najib?s
wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor also said she was innocent of her
alleged involvement in Altantuya?s case.
Recently, Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin in a statutory
declaration had alleged that Rosmah was one of the three people
present when the body of Altantuya was blown up with explosives on Oct
Balasubramaniam spoke and released his 16-page statutory declaration
at a press conference organised by the de facto Opposition leader
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who himself is under police investigation
after a former party worker had alleged he was sodomised by Anwar.
Anwar, who has accused Najib of being behind the sodomy accusation,
has demanded an investigation into the alleged attempt by the police
to suppress information about the relationship between the DPM and
Bala was at the press conference with his counsel Americk Sidhu. When
asked why he signed the statement when no one forced him to do so,
bala said he was desperate to leave the lock-up.
Below are excerpts of the Q&A:
Q: Bala, why did you take so long to come out ?
Americk: I represent him and I have instruction from him (to answer
The reason is very simple. Bala was waiting for the prosecution to
lead the evidence but the prosecution case was just shut very
recently. That?s the reason why he was so surprised (the information
he gave was not produced in court) and this was part of the reasons he
came out with the sworn statement.
Q: Why did he sign the police statement if things were omitted?
Americk: Bala said he was in the lock-up for seven consecutive days.
All he wanted to do was to go home. So instead of arguing with the
police what should be in the statement or not, he was happy to sign
the statement and leave.
Q: Was he forced to sign the statement?
Bala and Americk shook their heads.
Q: It was an important statement and you were not forced to sign it.
Yet you went ahead to sign because you want to go home?
Bala: In the lock-up, I did not have good vegetarian food. That?s why
(after seven days) when they brought the statement (and) asked me to
sign, I just (went) through it... if you have experience inside (a)
lock-up, definitely you will sign the statement... because you (want)
to go out, because I have three children. For what reason they put me
in the lock-up? There?s no reason for me to be arrested under 302 (of
the Penal Code for murder).
In the first place, I should not be in the lock-up (because) they can
call me (anytime) to take (my) statement. Even (then Deputy Public
Prosecutor) Sallehuddin (Saidin) did that, he took 73 pages of
statement. But he is (no longer) the DPP. He was removed, why?
Q: When Sallehuddin was in charge, did he record what you have said?
Bala: I think so.
Q: How do you know for sure that the sms was from Najib?
Bala: I was just sitting beside Razak when we met in the lawyer?s
office. He told me that he had sent a sms to Najib but then he never
received a reply. But when we?re sitting together, he received the
sms. That?s when he showed to me the sms and to the lawyer.
Q: Did you confirm the information (about Najib) that you got from
Razak and Altantuya?
Americk: If you don?t mind, I want to answer on behalf of Bala. This
is something we wanted to emphasise from the beginning, that what Bala
had said in his statutory declaration is not a statement of the truth.
It is a statement of what was said to him by Razak Baginda and
So, he is not saying what he heard is absolute gospel truth. You must
distinguish between these two. So, I think it?s difficult for Bala to
answer your question (as) he just took down what was told to him.
Whether it?s true or not, that is another matter, he doesn?t know.
Q: Bala, were you informed when Najib met Altantuya in Singapore?
Bala: I am not very sure (but) it was at a diamond exhibition in
Q: How do you know that they met?
Americk: Again like I said we don?t know for sure. This was just what
was told to him. So we can?t answer you whether it?s a truth or not.
Q: You plan to submit the declaration to the court, or what is your
Americk: I think this pc (press conference) today is to bring to light
that there is this evidence available.