What Has Najib Got To Do With Altantuya's Murder?
Therefore I was surprised to read that our DPM when asked by reporters about his involvement in the murder merely said that he "would reply within the law, to all the allegations" made against him by the opposition political parties, including the claims linking him to the case of a murdered Mongolian woman. The DPM is indeed too kind to his accusers. I think a simple denial like "I have nothing at all to do with this murder" or "why are you asking me about things that don't concern me?" would have sufficed. But being the true democrat that he is and ever mindful of the country's laws, he did not go out of his way to defend himself or deny the accusations but merely said that he would " do what I feel is right in the context of the country's laws because we cannot do something that contravenes the law." I truly admire him for the great concern and respect that he obviously has for the law and the circumspection he exercised when questioned by reporters.
And those of you pathologically suspicious fellows out there who may construe this absence of a clearcut denial as a sign of guilt, shame on you! Don't you realize that the DPM is only giving due respect to the courts and the principle of sub judice? Of course by his reticence he may have opened up opportunities for unsubstantiated accusations to be hurled at him by anti-national forces and opposition elements. That is the price which an innocent statesman who follows and obeys the law to the letter has to pay.
There are of course those who will totally disagree with the conclusions above and infer that there is more to this episode than meets the eye. Which brings us back to the original question: What has Najib got to do with the Altantuya murder? Any guesses?
Read the full report from Bernama here: Najib To Reply Allegations Made Against Him Within The Law
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Update (4/22/07): Najib Stresses That He Had Never Met Altantuya
Labels: Legal Matters. Murder