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Kenapa wajah Sirul & Azhar tak ditunjuk?

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Cuba teka.  Cubalah teka kenapa?  Cubalah… salah pun tak apa.

Tak tahu? Betul tak tahu?  Give up… malas nak teka…

Jawapannya senang aje… kalau korang tengok gambar Sirul & Azhar, korang tengok pulak gambar pemimpin negara, terutamanya dalam pertemuan dengan rakyat, korang mesti nampak diaorang nie sebelah kiri atau kanan, depan atau belakang satu mamat tu… cam bodyguardlah kiranya..

Korang tunjuk kat orang kampung, mesti diaorang percaya dan setuju siapa yang jadi gembala kambing-kambing hitam…. hi hi hi…

Aku teka je..

Shahrul Peshawar

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ABDUL RAZAK BAGINDA Freed! Freed? Freed.

SHAH ALAM: Political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda (pictured) walked out of the High Court a free man yesterday after two years of standing trial for abetment in the murder of a Mongolian woman.

The High Court acquitted him without calling for his defence. But two policemen tried for the murder of the woman, Altantuya Shaariibuu, were ordered to make their defence. Both Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, 32, and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 36, of the Special Action Squad (UTK), will make their defence on November 10.

Tears of joy and sadness flowed freely yesterday in the courtroom after High Court Judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yasin delivered his decision. Abdul Razak, 48, was acquitted of the charge of abetment in the murder of 28-year-old Altantuya in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur between 9.54 am on October 18 and 9.45am on October 19 2006.

Azilah and Sirul Azhar are charged with the murder of Altantuya at a location between lots 12843 and 16735 in the Mukim of Bukit Raja here between 10pm on October 19 and 1am on October 20, 2006. Emotion gripped the family of Abdul Razak after Zaki ruled that he found no prima facie case for the Malaysia Strategic Research Centre executive director to answer.

“Prima facie” in Latin refers to a case with sufficient and a minimum amount of evidence necessary to allow it to continue in the judicial process. Zaki said the entire content of Abdul Razak’s affidavit containing exculpatory statements should be accepted and given due weight. Exculpatory statements are those made by a defendant or accused which tend to clear a defendant/accused from alleged guilt, or are statements which tend to justify or excuse his/her actions or presence.

Abdul Razak, clad in a sky blue striped shirt, at first looked as if he could not believe what the judge had said but his expression changed to “a sigh of relief” and broad smiles.

Tears of joy were shed by Abdul Razak’s wife Mazlina Makhzan, his daughter Rowena and other family members, all of whom rushed to embrace Abdul Razak after the verdict was announced.

Abdul Razak did not respond to requests by the media to comment on his acquittal. He left the court premises on the fourth floor of the building via a rear staircase.

On the other hand, Azilah and Sirul Azhar were shocked, sad and disappointed at the court’s decision. Gloom replaced their hopes of being freed. Three options of defence are available to them—to testify under oath, to give a statement from the dock or to remain silent. Both men chose to give evidence under oath.

Due weight would be given to an accused person who chooses to testify under oath, where the accused person could be crossed-examined by the prosecution. Lesser weight would be given to evidence given through a statement from the dock where there will be no cross-examination by the prosecution. If an accused person remains silent, he or she would be convicted and punished according to the penalty set out in the section under which the accused is charged. In this case, it is the mandatory death sentence.

In his judgment, Zaki accepted the statements given by both Azilah and Sirul Azhar to the police as part of evidence. Azilah gave a statement disclosing the location where Altantuya was shot and her body blown up while Sirul Azhar disclosed to the police where the jewellery belonging to Altantuya was hidden.

“I am satisfied that there is a prima facie case for the first accused (Azilah) and the second accused (Sirul Azhar) to answer as charged. I therefore now call both the first and the second accused persons to enter upon their defence,” he said. Altantuya, who had two sons aged four and 10, had attended high school in Russia and had had training as a teacher and translator in English and Russian at the National University of Mongolia.

Her murder had been described as most gruesome because her body was blown up with explosives. Forensic experts had found pieces of flesh and bone scattered over an area in Puncak Alam here.

The case received wide coverage because Altantuya had reportedly come to Malaysia to look for Abdul Razak who allegedly had an affair with her. It took 151 days for the prosecution to present its evidence through 84 witnesses. However, the trial was further delayed when the defence challenged the admissibility of certain confession statements of the two policemen to the police and a trial-within-a-trial was held to determine their admissibility.

Judge Zaki took about 25 minutes from 9.40am to deliver his judgement. The court was then adjourned for about 15 minutes for the parties to decide on the date for Azilah and Sirul Azhar to make their defence.

When the case was called up once again, the judge was keen to hear the accused defence but set November 10 after counsel for Azilah, Datuk Hazman Ahmad, and counsel for Sirul Azhar, Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin, sought time. Hazman informed the court that he may call six to seven witnesses while Kamarul Hisham said he wanted to call blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin to testify and recall private eye P. Balasubramaniam to the stand.

Raja Petra is being detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA). He had made a statutory declaration linking a top politician and his wife to the murder. Balasubramaniam had also made a similar statutory declaration but retracted it three days later in another sworn statement.

The court also allowed Abdul Razak’s counsel, Wong Kian Kheong, to act as watching brief counsel during the defence stage of the trial. – Bernama

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RAJA PETRA LATEST BULLET

Actually, I did not know why we were going to see Najib. Saiful just said that he wanted to go and see Najib and he wanted me to follow him. So I followed him.

NO HOLDS BARRED

Raja Petra Kamarudin

I am now facing one sedition charge and three criminal defamation charges. They say Muslims are allowed four and I have just reached my limit of four. Nevertheless, my great-grandfather, Sultan Ala’eddin Suleiman Shah, the Fifth Sultan of Selangor, had ten wives. He also had 44 children from these ten wives, my grandmother, Tengku Badariah, being one of those 44. Needless to say, with the track record set by my great-grandfather, would I be satisfied with stopping at just four? Certainly not! And, today, I am going to chalk up my fifth ‘criminal charge’, whatever that charge is going to be.

Today, in the spirit of my fifth criminal charge, I am going to make another ‘seditious’ or ‘criminal defamation’ allegation against Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, in the spirit of what Anwar Ibrahim said to CNN last week (see the CNN report here: http://72.47.236.85/2008/content/view/10077/1/ ). And this allegation is that Najib met Saiful to discuss the sodomy allegation against Anwar and for no other reason other than that — and certainly not to discuss the young man’s future career or scholarship.

This time I am going for broke. This time I am prepared to go to jail for a long, long time just to make sure that Najib is not going to become Prime Minister of Malaysia in June 2010. Yes, I know I am headed for a fall, but I am going to bring Najib down with me. We shall both hit the dirt and become history, side-by-side.

And how will that happen? Well, this time I video-recorded a ‘confession’ session. And the video recording is now in a safe place, ready to surface during my trial when they charge me for this newest ‘crime’, whatever that crime is going to be.

The gist is as follows. When Saiful went to meet Najib, he brought a friend along. And this friend has confessed to the entire thing in a video recording, which I now have in my possession. So bring it on. Give me all you’ve got. Charge me and let us see what happens in court.

Yes, Najib met Saiful to discuss how to fix Anwar on a sodomy allegation. No doubt, at first Najib denied all this. At first he said he never met Saiful, not even once in his life. Then he admitted meeting Saiful but said he met Saiful to offer the young man ‘career guidance’ and to discuss his future, scholarship, and all such matters. The first statement was a lie. The second was also a lie. Najib met Saiful to discuss the sodomy allegation against Anwar.

If Najib can lie so many times with regards to his meeting with Saiful, would he not also be capable of lying about never meeting or knowing Altantuya? What would Najib say if during my trial I adduce a military intelligence report dated when Altantuya was still alive which confirms that he was involved romantically (or ‘involved sexually’ would probably be the more appropriate word to use) with Altantuya?

Sure, charge me. Put me on trial. Even obtain a conviction and send me to jail if you wish. Hey, I am 58. By the time I go to jail I would probably be 60, if I happen to still be around and not already dead by then. So, you can send me to jail, but for how long? What difference does it make when I am no longer alive anyway? And I really don’t expect to live to a ripe old age of 83 like Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Najib, however, will never become Prime Minister in June 2010. And that is worth going to jail for, however long the sentence may be.

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“What questions are you going to ask me?”

“No questions. We will not treat this as an interview. You just relax and relate what happened, like a story-telling session, and then I will video-record everything you say.”

“What exactly do you need me to say?”

“I suppose you can just relate how you first met Saiful, how he came to be employed by Parti Keadilan Rakyat, what he did in the office, and anything else you know about his allegation that Anwar sodomised him. The best thing is for you to relax and speak naturally, like you are telling a story, no questions and answers session which will make you stiff and not look natural.”

“Okay, if I make any mistake you will edit the tape?”

“No, we will not edit anything. That will tantamount to tampering with the evidence. Never mind if you make a mistake. Just repeat what you said or start over again. This video recording is not for broadcasting. This is for internal use only. We shall keep the recording in a safe place in case the police arrest you and force you to make a statement against your will. Then, if the police charge you for anything, we will be reveal this tape to prove that what you told the police under duress is different from what you said tonight. That is why you must speak naturally and not look stiff or like you are being forced to say whatever you are going to saying. This video recording is for your protection to ensure that they will not arrest you and force you to make any statement that is not true.”

“Okay.”

“Let me know when you are ready. Drink some water to clear your throat and finish your cigarette first. Then we will start. Be comfortable and don’t worry. No need to even look at the camera if that makes you uncomfortable. Speak to me. Look at me and talk. It is easier when you speak to a person than to the camera.”

Sessions starts and he relates his story. After 15 minutes he gestures for the camera to be switched off and I oblige.

“I am not sure whether I want this next part recorded on camera.”

“Never mind. We can record it anyway and then if you feel it is damaging it need never surface.”

“I would rather get my lawyer’s advice first before this second part is recorded because it implicates Najib in the sodomy allegation against Anwar.”

“Okay, we can leave the camera off and you can relate the second part off-camera. Then we decide later if it should be recorded or not.”

“This second part is about our meeting with Najib.”

“Oh, you also went to see Najib?”

“Actually, I did not know why we were going to see Najib. Saiful just said that he wanted to go and see Najib and he wanted me to follow him. So I followed him. I was present when Saiful discussed with Najib about the sodomy allegation against Anwar. I did not know he was going to see Najib about that.”

“You did not know he was going to see Najib about the sodomy allegation?”

 “No, he did not tell me.”

“Was it staged?”

“Staged?”

“Yes, did Najib already know what Saiful was seeing him about or did Najib not know beforehand?”

“I don’t know.”

“Did Najib appear shocked or surprised or did he look like he already knew what they were going to talk about?”

“Najib looked very natural.”

“So Najib did not look shocked or surprised?”

“No.”

“So, from Najib’s reaction, he appeared like he already knew what they were going to discuss. Only you did not know. What about the other people in the room?”

“They also did not look surprised.”

“So it appeared like everyone in the room, except you, already knew what Saiful was going to talk to Najib about.”

“Maybe.”

“But why go to Najib to talk about this? Why not go to the police or the religious department?”

“I don’t know.”

“Did Najib offer any advice?”

“No.”

“Did Najib ask Saiful to make a police report?”

“No, he just listened.”

“Did Najib ask Saiful: ‘why come to me to complain? What has Anwar sodomising you got to do with the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia’?”

“No.”

“Do you think that maybe all this was a show just for your benefit? The fact that everyone appeared to already know what the discussion was all about, except you, appears like they wanted you, an ‘outsider’, to hear the discussion.”

“I am not sure.”

“Before the visit to Najib’s office, has Saiful ever told you or anyone else in the office that Anwar sodomised him?”

“No.”

“So the first time you heard of this was when Saiful brought you to meet Najib.”

“Yes.”

“Did Saiful discuss anything else with Najib like a scholarship or something like that?”

“No.”

“They just discussed the sodomy matter?”

“Yes.”

“Why not I video-record this part?”

“Let me discuss it with the lawyer first. If the lawyer says it is okay then we can record it tomorrow.”

“Okay, I will not force you. I don’t want you to tell anyone later that you were reluctant to let me video-record this part but I forced you to do so against your will. You speak to your lawyer first and then we can meet again tomorrow and record this part of your statement.”

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Majoriti percaya Bala cakap benar

Seorang sahabat mengirim saya emel berikut – ANDA BAGAIMANA?

SHAHRUL PESHAWAR

 

Jul 9, 08 4:16pm
 

Sebahagian besar pembaca Malaysiakini yang menyertai tinjauan pendapat selama 24 jam semalam, percaya penyiasat persendirian, P Balasubramaniam bercakap benar dalam akuan berkanun pertamanya, yang ditarik balik sehari selepas ia diumumkan.

Sejumlah 6,418 pembaca Malaysiakini menyertai tinjauan pendapat tersebut (lihat carta).

Tinjauan itu mendapati 92 peratus daripada 5,880 pembaca percaya akuan berkanun pertama Balasubramaniam adalah benar.

Manakala 86 peratus berpendapat Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berpakat dengan Mohd Saiful Bukhary Azlan – remaja berusia 23 tahun yang mendakwa diliwat oleh bekas bosnya, Ketua Umum PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Lebih kurang jumlah yang sama – 5,102 atau 80 peratus – menolak andaian yang Anwar sengaja berpakat dengan Saiful untuk membuat tuduhan liwat tersebut – untuk mendapatkan simpati masyarakat.

Mereka juga memberi jawapan yang bercampur-campur terhadap soalan siapakah yang “melindungi” Balasubramaniam yang hilang sejak Jumaat lalu.

Kira-kira 40 peratus berkata orang Najib, manakala 25 peratus pembaca berkata mereka tidak tahu.

Walaupun pihak polis berkata Balasubramaniam mungkin berada di luar negara, tetapi 54 peratus pembaca berkata penyiasat persendirian itu masih “berada di Malaysia”.

tinjau dakwaan terhadap najib, anwar

 

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PI: Cops left out vital info

KUALA LUMPUR: Police omitted pertinent information allegedly linking Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case, claimed private investigator P. Balasubramaniam in a statutory declaration.

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

He revealed yesterday the content of the statutory declaration at a press conference organised by PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim together with PKR office bearers, MPs and lawyers at the party’s headquarters in Tropicana, just outside Kuala Lumpur.

He 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 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.”

“I was sitting just beside Razak and he told me he had sent an SMS to Najib and never received a reply. Then he received the reply. He showed me the reply and also to the lawyer,” Balasubramaniam said

PKR said it was Balasubramaniam who approached them about the Altantuya case and not the other way around.

Altantuya was murdered between Oct 19 and Oct 20, 2006 and her body blown up using C4 explosives.

Razak is on trial for abetting with the murder while two police officers Kpl Sirul Azhar Umar and C/Insp Azilah Hadri are charged with her murder.

Balasubramaniam said Razak had given him all this information about Najib “in an attempt to persuade me to continue my employment with him”.

He alleged that the police however omitted all this information in his police statement made in November 2006 but he signed it anyway because after being in the lock-up for seven days he just wanted to go home.

“If you have experienced being in a lock-up, definitely you will sign the statement. I have three children (to think about).

”I was arrested under (Section) 302 (for murder). What’s the reason? In the first place there was no reason for the police to put me in the lock-up. They can call me anytime to take a statement. I was the private investigator for Razak,” he said.

Balasubramaniam was a former police officer who joined the force in 1981. He resigned in 1998 when he was with the Special Branch and has been working as a freelance private investigator since then.

He was first employed by Razak in June 2006 for 10 days and again in October the same year.

Balasubramaniam’s lawyer Americk Sidhu said his client decided to come up with his statutory declaration after the prosecution closed the Altantuya case on June 23.

“He was waiting for the prosecution to bring up the evidence and was very surprised that this matter was not raised,” he said.

Sidhu said Balasubramaniam did not say anything about the information Razak shared with him on Najib and Altantuya in court when he testified in the Altantuya trial because the prosecution did not question him about it.

He also stressed that Balasubramaniam’s statutory declaration was “not a statement of truth” but rather what had been said to him by Razak and Altantuya.

“Whether true or not – he doesn’t know for sure. He just told what was told to him,” he said, adding that the purpose of the press conference was to bring to light that “there is this evidence available”.

“And if the prosecution wants to use it, Bala is available at anytime,” he said.

In his statutory declaration, Balasubramaniam also said that Razak had told him that Altantuya was a great liar and good at convincing people.

He said when he met Altantuya, she, too, told him that she met Razak and Najib in Singapore, and that they had dinner in Paris and that she was promised US$500,000 as commission for assisting in the submarine deal. She also told him that Razak had bought her a house in Mongolia but her brother had refinanced it and she needed money to redeem her home.

Balasubramaniam claimed that Altantuya had also told him that Razak had married her in South Korea and asked if Balasubramaniam could arrange for her to see Najib while she was in Malaysia.

Balasubramaniam said that on Oct 20 after Altantuya had gone missing, two of her friends showed up at Razak’s home asking where she was. He added that they came back a few days later convinced that she was being held in his house.

Following a commotion outside Razak’s house, he said, he called the police, as well as Razak to inform him of what was happening outside his front gate. He said Razak told him a DSP Musa Safri would call him back on his handphone and to pass that call to the inspector from Dang Wangi police station.

He said he did that and following the call, which lasted three to four minutes, the inspector told the two girls to leave and come see him the next day.

Balasubramaniam said he wanted to bring to notice the strong possibility that there were individuals other than the three accused involved in the murder and that he was disappointed at the standard of investigation conducted by the authorities.

He also wanted to persuade the relevant authorities to reopen their investigation so that fresh evidence may be presented.

To a question, Balasubramaniam said now that he had come out with the statutory declaration, he was worried for his personal safety.

source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/4/nation/21736954&sec=nation

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Anwar: Proof on Najib soon

KUALA LUMPUR: Evidence allegedly linking Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to murdered Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu will be released in the next few days.

“The next evidence will come in the next few days. Just be patient. This is not the end. I just want to test the nerve and commitment of the Prime Minister,” said PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

He was taking questions from reporters at the press conference where private investigator P. Balasubramaniam – once hired by Abdul Razak Baginda – released a statutory declaration that alleged Najib’s involvement with Altantuya.

Anwar pointed out that when his wife Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and daughter Nurul Izzah met the Prime Minister in Parliament on Tuesday, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi gave the assurance that he would investigate Anwar’s recent police report against the Attorney-General (A-G) and Inspector-General of Police (IGP) about fabricating evidence in the 1998 infamous “black eye” incident.

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PI’s account: Anwar shaking hands with Balasubramaniam at the press conference organised by PKR yesterday. With them are the PI’s lawyer Americk Singh Sidhu (left) and Sivarasa.

Anwar, however, noted that just 10 minutes after Abdullah gave the assurance, he (Abdullah) told reporters he had full confidence in the A-G and IGP.

“So I don’t know what he means by giving that assurance because my police report involves these two key institutions and they had fabricated evidence against me,” he said.

Likening the latest allegation on the Altantuya case to the V.K. Lingam video-clip saga, Anwar said it was like a series in a Bollywood drama.

Anwar said he was not interested in the personal nature of a purported relationship between Najib and Altantuya because that was “his and her business.”

But what concerned him was Balasubramaniam’s allegations that the police had suppressed evidence, adding that “such suppression could have only happened with the full knowledge of top public officials such as the IGP and the A-G.”

“Suppression of information is a crime,” he charged.

He questioned whether the suppression of the evidence was also the reason behind the last minute switch in the deputy public prosecutor handling the case and the reason why the DPP – Salehuddin Saidin – had put in papers for early retirement.

He also questioned why the head of criminal division of the A-G’s chambers, Datuk Yusof Zainal Abiden, was completely sidelined from the case.

He added there were also questions now why there was a sudden switching of the judge fixed to hear the case.

“Did Datuk Seri Najib lie when he said he had never met Altantuya before? Did Datuk Seri Najib lie when he said that he was not involved in any commission deals for the purchase of the Scorpene submarines,” he said.

Anwar alleged the revelations showed a “clear and consistent pattern of abuse of power and manipulation of the criminal justice system” which was evident during his case back in 1998 and this time too it involved the same people – Najib, A-G Tan Sri Gani Patail and IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

“These are serious implications for the administration of justice in the country where institutions like the police, A-G’s office and judiciary are already tarnished,” he said, calling for the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry.

To a question, Anwar said he had reason to believe that Najib’s people had been aware that he (Anwar) had been in the process of obtaining a statutory declaration on the Altantuya case and this was what triggered the recent sodomy allegations against him by 23-year-old Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

He said these people were making a “big blunder” by accusing him of sodomy and that he had a strong alibi.

He also said his lawyer had advised him against saying more on the case and that he would reveal all in court.

PKR vice-president R. Sivarasah, who is a lawyer, said it was obvious now from Balasubramaniam’s statutory declaration that it would lead to a mistrial of the Altantuya case.

He said it was timely that Balasubramaniam had come forward with his sworn statement because it allows the prosecution to do something about it.

Dato Seri NAJIB Tun Razak have to answer the accusation in a very convincing tone and evidence.  I pray that the truth will prevail – If Najib done nothing wrong – he should be brave and ready to defence himself. 

Shahrul Peshawar – why this time no one like Oumi Half-felda appear together with Say-i-Fool Baharie?  Why aah?

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Press Statement and Statutory Declaration on Relationship between Najib and Altantuya

From the Office of Anwar Ibrahim: Press Statement – for immediate release

3 July 2008, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Today we witness another episode of a consistent pattern of abuse of power and manipulation of the criminal justice system.
Recently one of the witnesses in the Altantuya trial approached us with detailed information of events connected to her disappearance and murder. The information was shocking.

Mr. P. Balasubramaniam, who was engaged by Abdul Razak Baginda as a private investigator was advised to seek legal counsel and document his story independently.

Today he is releasing a statutory declaration dated 1st July 2008 to the public detailing the story that he has to tell about what actually happened and what was told to him by key personalities in this saga including Abdul Razak Baginda and Altantuya herself.
These revelations speak for themselves. They reveal, amongst others, the following allegations:

1.Mr. Balasubramaniam was engaged by Abdul Razak Baginda to deal with alleged harassment by Altantuya in relation to debts owed to her (Paragraph 5 and 6).

2.Altantuya was promised a commission of USD 500,000 for assisting in a submarine deal in Paris (Paragraph 22, Paragraph 25.5 and Paragraph 28.2 and 28.3 ).

3.Altantuya was introduced to Razak Baginda by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at a diamond exhibition in Singapore ( Paragraph 25.5 and Paragraph 28.1).

4.Altantuya, Datuk Seri Najib and Razak Baginda had all been seen together at a dinner in Paris (Paragraph 28.2).

5.After the disappearance of Altantuya, a commotion took place in front of Razak Baginda’s house several days after 20 December 2006 where girl friends of Altantuya and one Mr.Ang (Altantuya’s own private investigator) arrived searching for Altantuya. Balasubramaniam had to call the police. A patrol car arrived shortly. Shortly thereafter an investigating officer from Dang Wangi Police Station who was handling the missing persons report lodged by one of Altantuya’s girl friends arrived. Balasubramaniam then informed Razak Baginda who was at home to inform him of the events taking place at his front gate. Razak then called one DSP Musa Safri who called him back informing him that Musa would be calling him on his handphone and that he was to pass the phone to the inspector from Dang Wangi Police station. Balasubramaniam then received the call from Musa Safri and duly passed the phone to the inspector. After the conversation of 3 – 4 minutes, the inspector told the girls to disperse and to see him the next day (Paragraphs 34 – 38). We believe DSP Musa Safri was aide-de-camp to Datuk Seri Najib at the material time.

6.Balasubramaniam was interrogated at Bukit Aman for seven consecutive days and his statement recorded at the end of November 2006. He says that he told the police all that he knew including everything Razak Baginda and Altantuya had told him about their relationships with Najib. These details were omitted from the statement he was asked to sign (Paragraph 49).

7.During the trial of Sirul, Azilah and Razak Baginda at at the Shah Alam High Court, the prosecutor did not ask him any questions in respect of the relationship Altantuya had with Datuk Seri Najib or of the phone call that he had received form DSP Musa Safri (Paragraph 50).

8.When Razak Baginda was arrested, Balasubramaniam was told by him that he had sent an SMS messsage to Najib the evening before (Paragraph 51). Razak also informed Balasubramaniam that he had received an SMS from Najib and showed it to him; the message read “I am seeing IGP at 11 A.M. today …. matter will be solved … be cool”.
Mr. Balasubramaniam’s evidence also mentions the extent of the relationship between Altantuya and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. We are not interested in the personal nature of the relationship. That is entirely his own business and hers.
However the allegations revealed by him raise key questions of public interest:
a)Suppression of evidence by the police investigating officers and those responsible for prosecuting this case. Such suppression could only have happened with the full knowledge of top public officials such as the IGP and the AG.
b)The question is also raised as to whether such suppression of evidence was the reason behind the last minute switch in DPP’s handling the case – where the head of the Criminal Division of the AG’s Chambers, Datuk Yusuf Zainal Abiden was completely sidelined from the case leading him and the senior DPP originally slotted for the case Sallehudin Saidin to put in papers for early retirement some months later.
c)Questions can be raised now with regard to the sudden switching of the judge fixed to hear the case which took place in March 2007 – why was this really done?
d) Did Datuk Seri Najib lie when he said that he had never met Altantuya before?
e) Did Datuk Seri Najib lie when he said that he was not involved in any commission deals for the purchases of the Scorpene submarines”

Mr.Balasubramaniam’s evidence vindicate what we have been saying all along; there has been no proper investigation of the murder of Altantuya and the investigation and proceedings in court seem to following a pre-arranged script for a pre-arranged outcome.

This has serious implications for the administration of justice in the country where the integrity and credibility of our key institutions such as the police, the AG’s chambers and the judiciary are already severely tarnished.
Today’s revelations further confirm a clear and consistent pattern of manipulation of the criminal justice system that we have witnessed in this country since 1998.

The allegations revealed here warrant a full Royal Commission of Inquiry.

ANWAR IBRAHIM

— Statutory Declaration by Balasubramaniam a/l Perumal —

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STATUTORY DECLARATION

I, Balasubramaniam a/l Perumal (NRIC NO: xxxxxx-xx-6235) a Malaysian Citizen of full age and residing at xxxxx, Selangor do solemly and sincerely declare as follows :-

1. I have been a police officer with the Royal Malaysian Police Force having jointed as a constable in 1981 attached to the Police Field Force. I was then promoted to the rank of lance Corporal and finally resigned from the Police Force in 1998 when I was with the Special Branch.

2. I have been working as a free lance Private Investigator since I left the Police Force.

3. Sometime in June or July 2006, I was employed by Abdul Razak Baginda for a period of 10 days to look after him at his office at the Bangunan Getah Asli, Jalan Ampang between the hours of 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m each working day as apparently he was experiencing disturbances from a third party.

4. I resigned from this job after 2 ½ days as I was not receiving any proper instructions.

5. I was however re-employed by Abdul Razak Baginda on the 05-10-2006 as he had apparently received a harassing phone call from a Chinese man calling himself ASP Tan who had threatened him to pay his debts. I later found out this gentleman was in fact a private investigator called Ang who was employed by a Mongolian woman called Altantuya Shaaribuu.

6. Abdul Razak Baginda was concerned that a person by the name of Altantuya Shaaribuu, a Mongolian woman, was behind this threat and that she would be arriving in Malaysia very soon to try and contact him.

7. Abdul Razak Baginda informed me that he was concerned by this as he had been advised that Altantuya Shaaribuu had been given some powers by a Mongolian ‘bomoh’ and that he could never look her in the face because of this.

8. When I enquired as to who this Mongolian woman was, Abdul Razak Baginda informed me that she was a friend of his who had been introduced to him by a VIP and who asked him to look after her financially.

9. I advised him to lodge a police report concerning the threatening phone call he had received from the Chinese man known as ASP Tan but he refused to do so as he informed me there were some high profile people involved.

10. Abdul Razak Baginda further told me that Altantuya Shaaribuu was a great liar and good in convincing people. She was supposed to have been very demanding financially and that he had even financed a property for her in Mongolia.

11. Abdul Razak Baginda then let me listen to some voice messages on his handphone asking him to pay what was due otherwise he would be harmed and his daughter harassed.

12. I was therefore supposed to protect his daughter Rowena as well.

13. On the 09.10.2006 I received a phone call from Abdul Razak Baginda at about 9.30 a.m. informing me that Altantuya was in his office and he wanted me there immediately. As I was in the midst of a surveillance, I sent my assistant Suras to Abdul Razak Baginda’s office and I followed a little later. Suras managed to control the situation and had persuaded Altantuya and her two friends to leave the premises. However Altantuya left a note written on some Hotel Malaya note paper, in English, asking Abdul Razak Baginda to call her on her handphone (number given) and wrote down her room number as well.

14. Altantuya had introduced herself to Suras as ‘Aminah’ and had informed Suras she was there to see her boyfriend Abdul Razak Baginda.

15. These 3 Mongolian girls however returned to Abdul Razak Baginda’s office at the Bangunan Getah Asli, Jalan Ampang again, the next day at about 12.00 noon. They did not enter the building but again informed Suras that they wanted to meet Aminah’s boyfriend, Abdul Razak Baginda.

16. On the 11.10.2006, Aminah returned to Abdul Razak Baginda’s office on her own and gave me a note to pass to him, which I did. Abdul Razak Baginda showed me the note which basically asked him to call her urgently.

17. I suggested to Abdul Razak Baginda that perhaps it may be wise to arrange for Aminah to be arrested if she harassed him further, but he declined as he felt she would have to return to Mongolia as soon as her cash ran out.

18. In the meantime I had arranged for Suras to perform surveillance on Hotel Malaya to monitor the movements of these 3 Mongolian girls, but they recognized him. Apparently they become friends with Suras after that and he ended up spending a few nights in their hotel room.

19. When Abdul Razak Baginda discovered Suras was becoming close to Aminah he asked me to pull him out from Hotel Malaya.

20. On the 14.10.2006, Aminah turned up at Abdul Razak Baginda’s house in Damansara Heights when I was not there. Abdul Razak Baginda called me on my handphone to inform me of this so I rushed back to his house. As I arrived, I noticed Aminah outside the front gates shouting “Razak, bastard, come out from the house”. I tried to calm her down but couldn’t so I called the police who arrived in 2 patrol cars. I explained the situation to the police, who took her away to the Brickfields police station.

21. I followed the patrol cars to Brickfields police station in a taxi. I called Abdul Razak Baginda and his lawyer Dirren to lodge a police report but they refused.

22. When I was at the Brickfields police station, Aminah’s own Private Investigator, one Mr. Ang arrived and we had a discussion. I was told to deliver a demand to Abdul Razak Baginda for USD$500,000.00 and 3 tickets to Mongolia, apparently as commission owed to Aminah from a deal in Paris.

23. As Aminah had calmed down at this stage, a policewoman at the Brickfields police station advised me to leave and settle the matter amicably.

24. I duly informed Abdul Razak Baginda of the demands Aminah had made and told him I was disappointed that no one wanted to back me up in lodging a police report. We had a long discussion about the situation when I expressed a desire to pull out of this assignment.

25. During this discussion and in an attempt to persuade me to continue my employment with him, Abdul Razak Baginda informed me that :-
25.1 He had been introduced to Aminah by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at a diamond exhibition in Singapore.
25.2 Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak informed Abdul Razak Baginda that he had a sexual relationship with Aminah and that she was susceptible to anal intercourse.
25.3 Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wanted Abdul Razak Baginda to look after Aminah as he did not want her to harass him since he was now the Deputy Prime Minister.
25.4 Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Abdul Razak Baginda and Aminah had all been together at a dinner in Paris.
25.5 Aminah wanted money from him as she felt she was entitled to a USD$500,000.00 commission on a submarine deal she assisted with in Paris.

26. On the 19.10.2006, I arrived at Abdul Razak Baginda’s house in Damansara Heights to begin my night duty. I had parked my car outside as usual. I saw a yellow proton perdana taxi pass by with 3 ladies inside, one of whom was Aminah. The taxi did a U-turn and stopped in front of the house where these ladies rolled down the window and wished me ‘Happy Deepavali’. The taxi then left.

27. About 20 minutes later the taxi returned with only Aminah in it. She got out of the taxi and walked towards me and started talking to me. I sent an SMS to Abdul Razak Baginda informing him “Aminah was here”. I received an SMS from Razak instructing me “To delay her until my man comes”.

28. Whist I was talking to Aminah, she informed me of the following :-
28.1 That she met Abdul Razak Baginda in Singapore with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
28.2 That she had also met Abdul Razak Baginda and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at a dinner in Paris.
28.3 That she was promised a sum of USD$500,000.00 as commission for assisting in a Submarine deal in Paris.
28.4 That Abdul Razak Baginda had bought her a house in Mongolia but her brother had refinanced it and she needed money to redeem it.
28.5 That her mother was ill and she needed money to pay for her treatment.
28.6That Abdul Razak Baginda had married her in Korea as her mother is Korean whilst her father was a Mongolian/Chinese mix.
28.7 That if I wouldn’t allow her to see Abdul Razak Baginda, would I be able to arrange for her to see Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

29. After talking to Aminah for about 15 minutes, a red proton aeroback arrived with a woman and two men. I now know the woman to be Lance Corporal Rohaniza and the men, Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azahar. They were all in plain clothes. Azilah walked towards me while the other two stayed in the car.

30. Azilah asked me whether the woman was Aminah and I said ‘Yes’. He then walked off and made a few calls on his handphone. After 10 minutes another vehicle, a blue proton saga, driven by a Malay man, passed by slowly. The drivers window had been wound down and the driver was looking at us.

31. Azilah then informed me they would be taking Aminah away. I informed Aminah they were arresting her. The other two persons then got out of the red proton and exchanged seats so that Lance Corporal Rohaniza and Aminah were in the back while the two men were in the front. They drove off and that is the last I ever saw of Aminah.

32. Abdul Razak Baginda was not at home when all this occurred.

33. After the 19.10.2006, I continued to work for Abdul Razak Baginda at his house in Damansara Heights from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m. the next morning, as he had been receiving threatening text messages from a woman called ‘Amy’ who was apparently ‘Aminah’s’ cousin in Mongolia.

34. On the night of the 20.10.2006, both of Aminah’s girl friends turned up at Abdul Razak Baginda’s house enquiring where Aminah was. I informed them she had been arrested the night before.

35. A couple of nights later, these two Mongolian girls, Mr. Ang and another Mongolian girl called ‘Amy’ turned up at Abdul Razak Baginda’s house looking for Aminah as they appeared to be convinced she was being held in the house.

36. A commotion began so I called the police who arrived shortly thereafter in a patrol car. Another patrol car arrived a short while later in which was the investigating officer from the Dang Wangi Police Station who was in charge of the missing persons report lodged by one of the Mongolians girls, I believe was Amy.

37. I called Abdul Razak Baginda who was at home to inform him of the events taking place at his front gate. He then called DSP Musa Safri and called me back informing me that Musa Safri would be calling handphone and I was to pass the phone to the Inspector from Dang Wangi Police Station.

38. I then received a call on my handphone from Musa Safri and duly handed the phone to the Dang Wangi Inspector. The conversation lasted 3 – 4 minutes after which he told the girls to disperse and to go to see him the next day.

39. On or about the 24.10.2006, Abdul Razak Baginda instructed me to accompany him to the Brickfields police station as he had been advised to lodge a police report about the harassment he was receiving from these Mongolian girls.

40. Before this, Amy had sent me an SMS informing me she was going to Thailand to lodge a report with the Mongolian consulate there regarding Aminah’s disappearance. Apparently she had sent the same SMS to Abdul Razak Baginda. This is why he told me he had been advised to lodge a police report.

41. Abdul Razak Baginda informed me that DPS Musa Safri had introduced him to one DSP Idris, the head of the Criminal division, Brickfields police station, and that Idris had referred him to ASP Tonny.

42. When Abdul Razak Baginda had lodged his police report at Brickfields police station, in front of ASP Tonny, he was asked to make a statement but he refused as he said he was leaving for overseas. He did however promise to prepare a statement and hand ASP Tonny a thumb drive. I know that this was not done as ASP Tonny told me.

43. However ASP Tonny asked me the next day to provide my statement instead and so I did.

44. I stopped working for Abdul Razak Baginda on the 26.10.2006 as this was the day he left for Hong Kong on his own.

45. In mid November 2006, I received a phone call from ASP Tonny from the IPK Jalan Hang Tuah asking me to see him regarding Aminah’s case. When I arrived there I was immediately arrested under S.506 of the Penal Code for Criminal intimidation.

46. I was then placed in the lock up and remanded for 5 days. On the third day I was released on police bail.

47. At the end of November 2006, the D9 department of the IPK sent a detective to my house to escort me to the IPK Jalan Hang Tuah. When I arrived, I was told I was being arrested under S.302 of the Penal Code for murder. I was put in the lock up and remanded for 7 days.

48. I was transported to Bukit Aman where I was interrogated and questioned about an SMS I had received from Abdul Razak Baginda on the 19.10.2006 which read “delay her until my man arrives”. They had apparently retrieved this message from Abdul Razak Baginda’s handphone.

49. They then proceeded to record my statement from 8.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. everyday for 7 consecutive days. I told them all I knew including everything Abdul Razak Baginda and Aminah had told me about their relationships with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak but when I came to sign my statement, these details had been left out.

50. I have given evidence in the trial of Azilah, Sirul and Abdul Razak Baginda at the Shah Alam High Court. The prosecutor did not ask me any questions in respect of Aminah’s relationship with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak or of the phone call I received from DSP Musa Safri, whom I believe was the ADC for Datuk Seri Najib Razak and/or his wife.

51. On the day Abdul Razak Baginda was arrested, I was with him at his lawyers office at 6.30 a.m. Abdul Razak Baginda informed us that he had sent Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak an SMS the evening before as he refused to believe he was to be arrested, but had not received a response.

52. Shortly thereafter, at about 7.30 a.m., Abdul Razak Baginda received an SMS from Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and showed, this message to both myself and his lawyer. This message read as follows :- ” I am seeing IGP at 11.00 a.m. today …… matter will be solved … be cool”.

53. I have been made to understand that Abdul Razak Baginda was arrested the same morning at his office in the Bangunan Getah Asli, Jalan Ampang.

54. The purpose of this Statutory declaration is to :-
54.1 State my disappointment at the standard of investigations conducted by the authorities into the circumstances surrounding the murder of Altantuya Shaaribuu.
54.2 Bring to the notice of the relevant authorities the strong possibility that there are individuals other than the 3 accused who must have played a role in the murder of Altantuya Shaaribuu.
54.3 Persuade the relevant authorities to reopen their investigations into this case immediately so that any fresh evidence may be presented to the Court prior to submissions at the end of the prosecutions case.
54.4 Emphasize the fact that having been a member of the Royal Malaysian Police Force for 17 years I am absolutely certain no police officer would shoot someone in the head and blow up their body without receiving specific instructions from their superiors first.
54.5. Express my concern that should the defence not be called in the said murder trial, the accused, Azilah and Sirul will not have to swear on oath and testify as to the instructions they received and from whom they were given.

55. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same be true and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declaration Act 1960.

SUBCRIBED and solemnly )

declared by the abovenamed )

Balasubramaniam a/l Perumal ]

this day of 2008 )
Before me,

………………………………….
Commissioner for Oath
Kuala Lumpur

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