Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Raja Petra's Statutory Declaration - 'Garbage' Says Najib

A full week after the astounding claim on the Internet, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dismissed Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s statutory declaration linking Najib’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansur to the Altantuya murder as "politically motivated, fabricated garbage."

Raja Petra, editor of online news portal Malaysia Today, filed the declaration at the High Court here on June 18, naming three individuals who were purportedly present when Mongolian translator Altantuya Sharibuu was murdered in 2006. Apart from Rosmah the two other individuals named were acting colonel Aziz Buyong, who is described as ‘a C4 expert’ and the latter’s wife, known only as Norhayati, who is also said to be Rosmah’s aide de camp.

Raja Petra had further alleged that he had also been 'reliably informed' that Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi knows of Datin Seri Rosmah's alleged involvement and that Pak Lah had received a written report from military intelligence confirming the allegation and that this report was subsequently handed over to his son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin for safekeeping.

The PM has since denied any knowledge of such a report.

Najib said the police have taken a statement from his wife, but described Raja Petra’s allegations in the statutory declaration as "a desperate and pathetic attempt to taint my political image."

On Monday the police had said that they were investigating Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin on his statutory declaration over purported facts related to the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu under Section 203 of the Penal Code.

Federal CID director Comm Datuk Mohd Bakri Zinin had said that it was an offence punishable up to two years’ jail or a fine, or both, for anyone to give false information.

He said police had yet to pick up Raja Petra for questioning as they were still studying the allegations filed by the 58-year-old blogger on June 18.

This allegation is naturally causing quite a stir and concern right up to the higher echelons of power. Of course the veracity of such a surprising revelation is in itself doubtful and one must wonder what Raja Petra's long term strategies are. As for the immediate consequences, suffice to say that his statutory declaration has got tongues wagging, politicians all riled up and the Malaysian blogosphere working overtime to make some sense out of it. And let's not forget that the Mongolians and the rest of the world are carefully watching and I'm sure wondering, "what the devil is going on?"
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Boleh Land money=power. Even Eric Chia lived to a ripe old age albeit the sucka was in poor health.

1:45 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous darcwil said...

We have to ask ourselves again, what exactly is RPK's true intentions in exposing such things? And why exactly now. Everything seems to work itself at exactly the right moment in time.

As of now, my guess is as good as yours about what RPK allegedly "overheard" from that reliable source of his. But the backlash from all this is a little too much for some parties to handle.

3:44 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Ian said...

The SD is a very bold move.
What's RPK's gain from all these?
He's jeopardizing his life and his family by making the SD.
What or who is ensuring that RPK will indeed be safe from all the consequences?
or is it that he didn't care what happen to him as long as justice is serve?

3:53 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Openminded said...

hello all blogger..

wow..the altantuya case is getting hotter.RPK started his SD and is trying to put AAB in the issue matter..this is definitely very obvious that RPK is taking advantage with the current crisis that AAB received previously involving SAPP and his credibility as the PM after the general elections recently held. I think I could agree with what darcwil said..what is really RPK's intention of doing this thing?and does his "reliable information" for making his SD is trustful?
By the way, RPK is making his life more dangerous by jeopardizing his family with his SD. However I felt pity for AAB. Keep on strong AAB!!

4:27 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Trashed said...

If there was no truth in the contents of the SD, the DPM should have issued a denial within 24 hrs, given the seriousness of the implications.

Instead, a reply is provided after 1 week, possibly to concoct a tale or prepare grounds to launch an offensive on RPK.

I believe that the accused are innocent until proven guilty but the time taken by the accused to issue a reply is worrisome.

6:14 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Edi神 said...

Badawi got a hard job in hand! Harder than we taught, 1st time a Msia PM being challenge this strongly!

with PAS doing all this ISLAMIC trend is hard to see why the country isnt falling in pieces!

Who is friends? Who is Foes? I bet they themselves doesnt even know!

Badawi did give us something in his short stay! FREEDOM of EXPRESSION!

Garbage or no GARBAGE regarding RPK statuory declaration. THe gomen has make RPK the Ppl champion!

7:05 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be fair, this SD really seems a bit far fetched. Then, on the other hand, why would RPK make this SD? He has "hinted" (just read his articles over the last few weeks) that he was going to do somthing!
he has nothing to gain because he does know that he is going up against THE HIGHEST POWERS in Malaysia.
As for the PM & Najib, why did they wait so long to come up with their denials?
As for the PM, he said that he does not remember being given the Military Report...he did not say he denies receiving it!
Makes you wonder doesn't it?!

7:11 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If what RPK said is rubbish, then Mongolian Bomber and that 'D'bitch should have the guts to sue RPK. Stop hiding behind ISA and come out as a man, you are less than half a man or a coward as what TUN MAHATIR calls you.
You and your friking wife are both pure rubbish, you are where you are because of your father not because you are any good, dumb asshole!!!

10:42 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that all dear old man Najib can blurt out, even when somebody says his wife is probably a murderer ?

yeah what garbage indeed of a PM in waiting. netter stay clear of whis wife is all I can say Mr Najib. Just say at the material time you were Fc0c9*76 a Chinese GRO, you shud be fine in one pacific island for retirement.

11:42 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One day soon, Rosmah is going to be PM?! As for her husband, Mr. No Testicles, well...Oh God, please help us!

8:55 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous daniel said...

Try to put yourself in RPK's shoes. He is one bloody smart individual who is playing with the minds of millions of malaysian rakyat! THIS IS WHAT HE WANTS! And we fell for his trap.

If arr, it was Tun M's time, I bet he already kena cekup by the ISA.

1:09 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daniel, what you say may be true, but I doubt it because remember, if he cannot prove these allegations, he's going to be thrown into jail for a long time. That does not seem very smart!

2:21 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If RPK has some very good LINKS with the PM (OR any PM in the making), he will be saved the prosecution.

Depends again what RPK's motive really is. I certainly do not think he's doing it out of sheer bravery. I smell a BIG rat behind the whole SD issue.

3:07 PM GMT+8  

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