Thursday 3 July 2008

Malaysia’s DPM reads a statement declaring that the SD is a ‘red herring’

The Red Herring & Najib

This was reported by the Star and Malaysiakini

UPDATE: If you want to read what BERNAMA has just reported regarding the press conference, click HERE

Malaysia’s DPM Najib Razak has read out a prepared statement at a press conference in Parliament, stating that the statutory declaration by P. Balasubramaniam was a "red herring" by Anwar Ibrahim to divert public attention from the sodomy allegation against him.

This is reported by the Star to be a transcript of the statement:

"Firstly, I want to repeat that whatever that had been said is considered sub judice because the case is still under trial in court. However, I wish to repeat strongly that I did not know or have met the Mongolian woman mentioned in the statutory declaration.”

“The statutory declaration, which I consider as a horrible lie, a mere fabrication with malicious intention and slanderous element which aimed to smear my image. I am very sure that this is a very desperate attempt to divert attention from the sodomy allegation that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is facing now.”

“What is important now is not the matter raised as a diversion, (or) red herring, but what people want to know is whether the sodomy case happened or not. I hope the relevant authorities will investigate and make an announcement as soon as possible.”

“On the statutory declaration, because the declaration contradicts the testimonies in court and also with the police report, I leave it to the authorities to investigate fully.”

“The parties responsible (for the statutory declaration) should be prepared to accept any consequences if the authorities uncover any legal wrongdoing."

This sounds to me like “red herring”, perhaps there will very soon be a shoal of red herring swimming around in the putrid drains and polluted rivers of Malaysia

Malaysiakini also reported that Najib admitted that he had met Saiful Bukhari Azlan at his (Najib’s) house a few days before he (Saiful) lodged a police report against Anwar Ibrahim, accusing the PKR leader of sodomising him.

The plot thickens, the red herring swim, and something really stinks in the state of Malaysia!

Pede poena claudo

- Punishment comes limping.

Retribution comes slowly, but surely.

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