16 October 2018
According to one previous Director of the Special Branch, the police had already investigated Najib and Rosmah a decade ago and there is no evidence to link them to the murder or to prove they were involved in or were behind the murder. In fact, Rosmah has an alibi and there is evidence to prove she was somewhere else at the time of the murder.
Over the last week, Lim Kit Siang has been harping on what he calls the five ‘high-profile’ deaths or murders, which he wants reopened or reinvestigated.
These high-profile deaths or murders involve AmBank founder Hussain Najadi, DPP Kevin Anthony Morais, Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu, DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock, and Customs Department officer Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed.
This is actually a smoke-screen. What Kit Siang really wants is for only one of those murder cases to be reopened or reinvestigated. And this is the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu.
They need to nail Najib, and at the same time nail Rosmah Mansor as well, for something more ‘solid’. And that is why Kit Siang wants the Altantuya murder case reopened and reinvestigated. If they can nail Najib and Rosmah for involvement in Altantuya’s murder, then Malaysians will forgive Pakatan Harapan for not sending Najib to jail for stealing RM42 billion.
Kit Siang’s angle is, while Najib and Rosmah may not have been involved in plotting the murder or ordered Altantuya murdered, they came to know about it AFTER the murder had been committed and tried to cover it up.
The police have advised Pakatan Harapan that this new approach may be possible to prove. But they will need witnesses or conspirators to testify that Najib and Rosmah became aware of the crime after the fact and that they had ordered or were involved in the cover-up.
A certain Pakatan Harapan leader has already met a few potential witnesses and deals are being struck. Two of those ‘witnesses’ are Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar and they have been asked to become ‘state witnesses’ in exchange for their death sentences being commuted.
Police officer Suresh and Deepak Jaikishan are another two potential witnesses. They would testify regarding their involvement in getting P.I. Balasubramaniam to leave the country. If Azilah, Sirul, Suresh and Deepak can testify and say that Najib and Rosmah knew about the murder after it happened and that they were involved in or ordered the cover-up, then it will be game over for the ex-Prime Minister and his First Lady.
So that is what Pakatan Harapan is working on. And Kit Siang’s job is to throw the cat amongst the pigeons and create all this brouhaha about reopening or reinvestigating the five high-profile murders. Then they will work on the Altantuya case and nail Najib and/or Rosmah like they did President Nixon.
So, expect Azilah, Sirul, Suresh and Deepak to be in the news again as ‘state witnesses’. They will testify that while Najib and Rosmah were not behind the murder, they were behind the cover-up of the murder. That will be good enough to ‘replace’ the charge of the theft of RM42 billion of 1MDB’s money that may not materialise in the end after all.
Raja Petra Kamarudin
14 October 2018
Its all too late, as the need to re-open Altantunya murder case is no more a distant thunder but in the very forefront of national consciousness of all policy makers and Malaysians – thanks to Najib himself
Yesterday, I provided three powerful reasons why there should be re-opening of investigations into the murder of Altantunya Shaariibuu –
· firstly, the statutory declaration of private investigator P. Balasubramanian, dated 1st July 2008 which in effect challenged the truth and veracity of various statements and denials by Najib in connection with the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu in October 2006;
· secondly, the police confession on Nov. 9, 2006 by former police special commando Suril Azhar Umar who had been convicted of the murder of Altantunya, that he only a tool in the murder of Altantunya; and
· thirdy, the teary statement by Sirul in Kuala Lumpur High Court on Feb. 3, 2009 asking the court not to sentence him to death for Altantuya’s murder, saying he was like “a black sheep that has to be sacrificed” to protect unnamed people who have never been brought to court or faced questioning.
Today, I will provide two further reasons for the re-opening of investigations into the murder of Altantunya.
Firstly, to establish whether Najib had sent Razak Baginda phone message to be “COOL” and the nature of telephonic messages connectioned to the Altantunya murder; and whether the Altantunya murder had anything to do with the Scorpene submarine deal and scandal.
I asked Najib yesterday firstly, whether he would join me to send a joint petition to the Prime Minister to re-open investigations into the murder of Altantunya Shaariibuu; and secondly, whether he would agree to be my seconder if I move a motion in Parliament for the authorities to re-open investigations into the Altantunya murder.
Now with Najib’s latest shift of position, it is clear that Najib’s answers to both my questions would be in the negative. Or would I be wrong?
Let the Parliamentary Opposition Leader, Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi and the PAS President Datu Seri Hadi Awang declare whether they would support, with the full complement of UMNO and PAS Members of Parliament, a parliamentary motion for the police to re-open investigations into mysterious deaths like that of Altantunya Shaariibuu, Kevin Morais, Hussain Najadi, Teoh Beng Hock and Ahmad Sarbani!
(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Gelang Patah on Sunday, 14th October 2018)
Police will not open an investigation into a report filed by former premier Najib Abdul Razak’s aide on DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang’s claims regarding several high-profile murders.
“There’s nothing to investigate,” Sentul district police chief S Shanmugamoorthy Chinniah told Malaysiakini.
He said the matter has been classified as a civil action and would be referred to the magistrate for further action.
“Najib wants to defend himself (against Lim’s claims). There is nothing to investigate there. It is more like (a case involving) slander, but we are not investigating…. Civil action can be taken,” he added.
Yesterday, Malaysiakini had sighted the report filed by the aide with the Sri Hartamas police station.
The complainant urged the police to investigate Lim based on a Malaysiakini article where the latter said he would reopen investigations into the deaths of Altantunya Shaariibuu, Kevin Morais, Hussain Najadi, Teoh Beng Hock and Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed, if he were prime minister.
On Thursday, Najib said he would instruct an aide to file a police report against him so the authorities can investigate if he was involved in the murders.
The former premier said this would be the last resort for him to clear his name.
13 October 2018
I was taken aback when I read of the speedy agreement of the former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, to my proposal when I campaigned for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the Port Dickson by-election on Friday, proposing that several mysterious deaths which occurred during Najib’s tenure should be re-opened for investigation, and even for the establishment of special inquiries.
The question that immediately comes to mind following Najib’s exclamation that it was high time “justice is served” to him is why Najib had allowed such travesties of justice during his premiership and did not re-open investigations into mysterious deaths like that of Altantunya Shaariibuu, Kevin Morais, Hussain Najadi and Teoh Beng Hock when he had the power to direct such re-investigations?
Could it be that “justice” did not matter when he was the Prime Minister while it matters when Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is the Prime Minister?
For Najib’s elucidation, justice matters regardless of time or who is the Prime Minister. Let me remind Najib of what a great African American Malcom X said: “I am for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter what it’s for or against.
It would appear that during the five months since he had been toppled as Prime Minister, Najib is personally heading his team of propagandists and cybertroopers to scour through all the things that have been said about him in the past nine years of his premiership, to the extent that he knows more about what I had said about him than I myself.
I was driven by his blog yesterday to check what I said about him and Najadi in 2015, since he said that I was among those who had attempted to link him to the case.
I checked and I found that this was what I said on 7th July 2015:
“I call on the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar to re-open investigations into the murder of founder of AmBank, Hussein Ahmad Najadi who was shot dead in broad daylight in the centre of Kuala Lumpur in Lorong Ceylon in Bukit Bintang on July 29, 2013 to ascertain whether the murder had any links with the 1MDB scandal.
“The Police should investigate whether it is true that in March 2013, Hussein had reported to Bank Negara about significant amounts of money deposited into Najib’s personal accounts and subsequently about withdrawal of significant amounts of money from these bank accounts; and that Hussein lodged a police report on the above matters on 28th July 2013 when no actions were taken by Bank Negara.
“The 75-year-old Hussain was shot dead in a car park in Kuala Lumpur on 29th July 23, 2013.”
Why was it so difficult to answer these questions which I posed in July 2015, “whether it is true that in March 2013, Hussein had reported to Bank Negara about significant amounts of money deposited into Najib’s personal accounts and subsequently about withdrawal of significant amounts of money from these bank accounts; and that Hussein lodged a police report on the above matters on 28th July 2013 when no actions were taken by Bank Negara”?
A simple “yes” or “no” would suffice. Why was there thunderous silence, instead?
May be, with so much free time on his hands, Najib can answer these questions now!
Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 7th October 2018)
ISKANDAR PUTERI, Oct 13 — Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun today said the police would call the politicians involved, if necessary, to facilitate investigation on a report lodged by an aide of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday.
He confirmed the report lodged by Najib’s aide and that investigation would be conducted according to normal procedures.
The report was lodged at Sentul (district police headquarters) by Najib’s aide against certain politicians with regards to their allegations (against Najib).
“So. we will investigate and take appropriate action. This is a normal process,” he told reporters after opening the Malaysia Royal Police (PDRM) National Sports Day at Puteri Harbour Marina here today.][