Saturday, 16 April 2011

RPK- The "Ressurrection" of Altantuya (aka "that Mongolian lady")

Recently, somebody commented that Najib/Rosmah have been "cleared" of their alleged involvement in the Altantuya MURDER, since RPK said publicly that he doesn't accuse them of it. Furthermore, being desperate for approval rating in Sarawak, Najib himself was reported to have "thanked" RPK for the recent (two-month old, actually) statement!!
And of course Bernama implied the same, when mentioning "that Mongolian lady" ...

Reality check (for the victims of BN media spin):- when RPK said that he "hadn't believed it as yet" when first informed (until confirming reliability of informants), it was spun by the media to mean "he doesn't believe it"!!
The SD simply states that he "has been reliably informed" of this- an allegation was made. That's all- and they arrested RPK, instead of investigating the allegation.
Read the highlights in the SD image below (which I got from the web) to confirm, if you must.....
(click on image to enlarge)

Funny that the media should now spin to imply that RPK did so in the past, when the fact remains that HE NEVER DID say so himself!! If he did deny it, they should lodge a police report, and charge him in court for a making false statutory declaration- & present the evidence in court!!

Good to know that after so many silent years, the Army has decided to make a statement on the SD made by RPK in 2008- I wonder why...... maybe they needed some good "housekeeping" before making public statements. Such efficiency is much appreciated- I'm sure it will go a long way towards restoring the confidence of the people in our Defense Forces after the recent "military exercise" on KTM ( read Mindef & KTM's Welcome to Bolehsia), when they scared the crap out of passengers.

Bernama says - The Defence Ministry has identified one of its senior officers who was allegedly involved in a conspiracy to malign a government leader in connection with the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu. The officer has been relieved of official duties pending investigations.

But take note that .... in that very statement, they have already concluded that:-

"Information supplied by the officer to blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin was false and it had never existed in our files," he said in a statement Friday.
It goes on to say that, the man (a colonel now) "had made a personal choice in associating himself with an opposition leader, and it had nothing to do with the MAF" and that, "to this end, a board of inquiry would be set up".

Now the Questions arise:-
-Why the prolonged silence?
-When was the inquiry/investigation conducted to determine that such records "never existed"? Or did they conduct the investigation only two days ago?
-Why has he been suspended only now? -Why do they have this "inquiry" on the informant only now?
-has PDRM investigated to determined WHO exactly ordered Sirul Azhar & Azilah to kill Altantuya?
-Why hasn't Musa Safri (apparently "somebody's" ADC) been brought to court?
-Will PDRM also investigate if there is truth to the persons who have been briefed/informed of the incident?

Anyway- it is good to know that RPK's recently broadcasted interview did have a reaction from the Army. It is also good to know that the PDRM has been lying when they said that they're trying to bring RPK back ( did they say that they're are unable to locate him?).
Maybe IGP can appoint TV3 to be their "agent 007" then- he (Ashraf Abdullah) obviously located & spoke to RPK with quite easily .... and Bernama TV still has the gall to call RPK a "fugitive".

The Malaysian Murder that Won't Go Away

Saturday, 16 April 2011 Combat

By Asia Sentinel

Raja Petra Kamarudin, the editor of the Web siteMalaysia Today, has backed away from a controversial charge made in a 2008 statutory declaration that Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, was present at the 2006 murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu, but substantial questions remain.

Raja Petra told Malaysian television station TV3 on earlier this week that he had been fed erroneous information by Anwar Ibrahim and other individuals connected to the opposition leader. Najib and his wife both threatened to sue Raja Petra over the charge when he printed it. The editor fled Malaysia ahead of the action while facing sedition charges as well. When Najib and Raja Petra both turned up in Australia at the same time a few weeks ago, that raised speculation that Raja Petra was in negotiations to return to Malaysia. Malaysia Today, once the most popular website in Malaysia, has suffered from his absence.

Any indication that Rosmah had been at the scene of the crime had long been discounted, particularly in the wake of a confession by Sirul Azhar Umar, that he and Azilah Hadri, both of whom were Najib's bodyguards, had acted alone in killing the woman. The charge that the premier's wife was present has muddled the case involvng the murder of Altantuya, the jilted girlfriend of Najib's best friend, Abdul Razak Baginda, who was charged along with the two bodyguards as a conspirator in her gruesome murder but was freed.

The 28-year-old pregnant woman was shot twice in the head and her body was blown up with military explosives in a patch of jungle outside the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Shah Alam. There are suspicions that the explosives were used to destroy DNA that might link her unborn baby to someone in Malaysia

Sirul and Azilah were were convicted of her murder. They have filed appeals against their pending execution. Razak Baginda decamped forLondon almost immediately after his acquittal and doesn't appear to have been seenin Malaysia since.

Najib told reporters he was thankful that Raja Petra's allegations had been renounced. However, if anything, the editor's statement has only reawakened other charges. There is still a mass of evidence that casts suspicion on highly-placed individuals in Altantuya's death, including suspicious text messages between Razak Baginda and Najib.

Sirul's confession was never admitted into evidence in the Shah Alam High Court.

In that confession, Sirul told police he and Azilah were to be paid between RM50,000 and RM100,000 (US$16,530-US$33,060) to kill the woman. Azilah, he said, told him that Musa Safri, Najib's chief of staff and aide-de-camp, in turn had told Azilah "about a friend …who had women problems," and that there was "a job to do."

That job consisted of killing Altantuya and two girlfriends who were accompanying the translator from Mongolia in an attempt to get US$500,000 from Razak Baginda, apparently for her role as translator in a spectacular scandal involving a US$1 billion purchase of submarines in which €117 million were to be kicked back to a company owned by Razak Baginda.