Cops to look into PI’s declarations

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 05 Jul 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will investigate both the statutory declarations made by Private Investigator P. Balasubramaniam although he had withdrawn the first statutory declaration that implicated Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with murdered Mongolian interpreter Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said police would conduct a thorough investigation into the matter regardless of the retraction.

He declined to elaborate .

Balasubramaniam in his first statutory declaration had alleged that police omitted pertinent information allegedly linking Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case.

He declared he had informed police what Abdul Razak Baginda had purportedly told him prior to Altantuya’s murder.

He also said Razak had told him that he was introduced to Altantuya by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at a diamond exhibition in Singapore and that Najib had told him that he (Najib) and Altantuya had had a sexual relationship and that “she was susceptible to anal intercourse.”

Balasubramaniam said Razak had also told him that Najib had asked him (Razak) “to look after” Altantuya, who was also known as “Aminah,” because he did not want her to harass him now that he was the Deputy Prime Minister.

He claimed Razak had told him that Altantuya had wanted money as she felt entitled to a US$500,000 (RM1.65mil) commission from a submarine deal that she had assisted the Malaysian Government secure in Paris; and that Najib, Razak and Altantuya all had dinner together in Paris.

Balasubramaniam also said the day Razak was arrested for abetting in the murder of Altantuya, he (Balasubramaniam) was with Razak at a lawyer’s office where Razak showed him Najib’s SMS, which he received while they were both in the office.

Najib’s message to Razak supposedly said: “I am seeing the IGP at 11am today ... matter will be solved ... be cool.”

Meanwhile, PKR Youth lodged a police report against Najib despite Balasubramaniam's retraction of his first statutory declaration.

The report, lodged by PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin at about 3pm yesterday, called for further probe into both statutory declarations by Raja Petra Kamarudin and Balasubramaniam.

In George Town, Penang’s PKR Youth also lodged a report calling on the police to investigate Balasubramaniam’s initial statutory declaration.

In Seremban, Negri Sembilan youth chief Halim Aziz lodged a report against Najib.

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