Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Raja Petra’s Statutory Declaration, the PM Speaks!

Malaysia PM says his deputy Razak & his wife Rosmah, were not involved in Mongolian woman’s murder

This report was in the Straits Times of Singapore HERE

KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Tuesday denied that his deputy Najib Razak and the man's wife were involved in the 2006 murder of a Mongolian model.

A prominent Malaysian blogger has linked the couple to the case.

Mr Abdullah said that action would be taken against the blogger who made the allegations against Mr Najib and his wife Ms Rosmah Mansor, and who has already been charged with sedition over the issue.

'I don't believe that Najib and Rosmah are involved,' the premier told reporters.

He described blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin's actions as 'unacceptable'.

'The Attorney General has told me that an investigation will be carried out and action will be taken against him,' Mr Abdullah said.

Political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda, a close associate of Mr Najib, is currently on trial for abetting the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Two police officers from the Special Action Force (UTK), whose duties included guarding Mr Abdullah and Mr Najib, were also charged with the killing.

Raja Petra, founder and editor of the popular Malaysia Today site, last week lodged a signed declaration in court linking Ms Rosmah to the case.

He has already been charged with sedition over an earlier article he wrote on his website, linking both Mr Najib and Ms Rosmah to the murder. If convicted, he faces three years in jail.

Mr Najib, who is heir apparent to Mr Abdullah, has repeatedly denied any involvement in the death of the 28-year-old Mongolian woman, whose body was blown up with explosives.

Mr Abdullah dismissed Raja Petra's allegations that the premier had seen a military intelligence report on the murder that backed the allegations.

'No, I can't remember receiving anything. He can say anything but I have not seen it,' Mr Abdullah said.

Mr Najib again rejected links to the case in May, telling parliament that they were 'lies aimed at tarnishing my name'.

'As a responsible citizen, I will say again that I have never known or even met this woman before. I pray that the court will continue to seek justice and uphold the law without any interference,' he said at the time. – AFP”

Well folks, what do you make of that?

Abdullah seems to know a lot about it and furthermore appears to be pre-judging RPK.

One could even infer that his is acting as the de facto AG, investigator, prosecutor and judge!

Abdullah has taken a strong stand on the matters contained in RPK’s SD, but will there be a full and impartial investigation, and will the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth ever see the light of day?

In the interest of justice, integrity and transparency it is hoped it will.

Too much has, and is still being swept under the carpet in Malaysia.

Audiatur et altera pars!

- Let us hear the opposite side!

In quaestione versare

- To be under investigation

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