Setev Shaariibuu is still looking for closure. And he urges Malaysians to vote for justice on polling day, which falls on the eve of his daughter’s birthday.
Seven years have passed since the gruesome murder that sent shockwaves throughout the nation. But it continues to haunt the political arena.
The life of a beautiful, young woman had been tragically robbed. She was shot, and her remains blown up with explosives.
Despite his repeated denials, there are those who still believe that the blood trail leads right up to Najib Tun Razak’s doorstep. (more…)
On 19 April 2013, 2 SUARAM secretariat, and key spokespersons of the Ops Scorpene campaign, Ms Cynthia Gabriel and Ms Fadiah Nadwa, went on an urgent mission to PARIS at the request of SUARAM’s French lawyers, William Bourdon and Apoline Cagnat.
The two judges in charge of the case Roger LeLoire and Serge Tournaire, have been following recent new information offered by various persons on the death of Altantuya Shaaribuu.
The brief mission discussed the following details: (more…)
A fortnight before she disappeared (presumed murdered) Altantuya received a call from French born Miami based arms trafficker Jean Bernard Lasnaud warning her to keep her head low.
Altantuya is understood to have communicated information about that call to her ‘sister’ and possibly to the late self proclaimed Private Investigator Balasubramaniam. Balasubramaniam corroborated that information about the Lasnaud Altantuya telephone conversation in a telephone discussion between himself and a Malaysian journalist in September of 2012.
Jean Bernard Lasnaud was furious. He was in fact livid. Lasnaud who is widely believed to have been on the payroll of the French foreign intelligence service had a number of other irons in the fire and did not want Altantuya in her new life in Malaysia jeopardising his many opportunities in the trade with her loose talk about the French Malaysian deal. (more…)
The recent public testimonies by Deepak Jaikishan, P. Balasubramaniam and the dead private detective’s lawyer Americk Sidhu are strong enough grounds for the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to reopen the controversial 2006 murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu, the Malaysian Bar’s new president said today.
Christopher Leong, who took office earlier this month, told the public prosecutors they should not defer further investigating the case that have thrown two former elite policemen on death row.
“The revelations by Deepak Jaikishan, the late Balasubramaniam Perumal, and Americk Singh Sidhu raise sufficient concern to warrant further investigations by the authorities. (more…)
What rubbish is the Attorney-General talking “I have no power to investigate Bala’s SD2”? So who has the power, or has nobody such power? Are we to believe that feudalism still holds sway in Malaysia?
The case is about the two police officers Sirul Azhar and Azilah Hadri who were sentenced to death. Has the case against them been proven beyond doubt? SD2 casts a very serious doubt on their guilt. They may have pulled the trigger, wrapped the corpse in C4 and ignited it, but all this by itself does not prove their guilt. It must be shown that they had a motive to do what they did. If the intention to annihilate all traces of Altantuya Shaariibuu was not theirs, then they cannot be sentenced to death even though they pulled the trigger. (more…)
Does PI Bala’s untimely death also put an end to the battle for truth to be revealed? Does his passing close the Altantuya murder ghastly chapter for Najib and Rosmah?
The country’s sixth prime minister has blood on his hands; yet Najib Tun Razak did not even once consider the aftermath of his actions and continues to rape the laws of this nation.
From allegations that he was involved in the murder of Mongolian native Altantuya Shaariibuu to the startling revelation by seasoned lawyer Cecil Abraham (through another lawyer) that Najib had directed him to prepare another version of the statutory declaration that absolved the premier from having anything to do with Altantuya, the prime minister has to reconcile with the fact that the rakyat no longer wants a scheming leader to lead the country. (more…)
The prime minister is being unfair to the people by keeping them on their toes with regard to the election date, says a PKR man.
GEORGE TOWN: Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak is being unfair to the people if he continues to indulge in the guessing game on when the general election will be held, said a PKR official.
Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, who is the party’s communications director, said although it is the prerogative of the prime minister to decide when best to call the national election, Najib’s strategy is unfair to Malaysians as it shows he is selfish. (more…)
Years of speculation as to who drafted private investigator P Balasubramaniam’s second statutory declaration dramatically came to a close on 16 March 2013 at the Bar Council’s 67th annuel general meeting when Bala’s lawyer, Americk Sidhu, revealed the identity of the person.
Najib must step down pending a probe
Years of speculation as to who drafted private investigator P Balasubramaniam’s second statutory declaration dramatically came to a close on 16 March 2013 at the Bar Council’s 67th annuel general meeting when Bala’s lawyer, Americk Sidhu, revealed the identity of the person. (more…)
THE DEADLY GAME OF SUBMARINES
A star lawyer appointed by French arms maker DCNS to act on its behalf over the Malaysian Scorpene corruption inquiry has been found dead near his private island in Brittany.
The body of Olivier Metzner, a top French lawyer whose clients ranged from Panama’s ex-dictator Manuel Noriega to former prime minister Dominique de Villepin, was found floating in the sea in Brittany, north-west of France. The police found a suicide note.
But Noriega, whom Metzner had defended in 2010, said in a note sent by his eldest daughter that he was “surprised” and “deeply hurt” to learn of the death. The former Panama leader also staunchly rejected suggestions of suicide, saying the act was “incompatible with (Metzner’s) personality”. (more…)
Senior lawyer Cecil Abraham has allegedly admitted acting on Najib Abdul Razak’s instructions to prepare the late private investigator P Balasubramaniam’s controversial second statutory declaration (SD).
Bala’s lawyer Americk Sidhu revealed this during the Malaysian Bar annual general meeting (AGM) today in Kuala Lumpur.
The AGM was debating a motion on setting up an independent committee to investigate who had drafted the second SD. (more…)
The first statutory declaration linked Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shariibuu.
SEPANG Former private investigator P Balasubramaniam returned to Malaysia today and immediately declared that the first statutory declaration (SD) he made in 2008 on the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shariibuu was the truth.
Holding up a Hindu holy book Bhagavad Gita, he swore that the allegation linking Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to the murder contained in the first SD was a fact. (more…)
Suaram says a key negotiator has agreed to testify.
The French probe into Malaysia’s purchase of two Scorpene submarines has taken a leap forward with a key witness agreeing to assist the investigators, according to the human rights organisation Suaram.
Suaram secretariat member Cynthia Gabriel told FMT that the witness, whom she described as “the key negotiator” in the purchase, offered his co-operation after receiving a second subpoena notice last month.
Suaram filed a complaint with the French authorities in 2009, saying it suspected that corruption was involved in the deal. (more…)
The question is if Umno will allow Najib to continue to helm the party and country if BN only wins with a smaller majority or without parliamentary two-thirds.
Can Najib Tun Razak survive as prime minister after the country’s 13th general election?
This was the biggest political question today as Malaysians await the forthcoming dissolution of the parliament, said DAP’s Bukit Bendera MP Liew Chin Tong.
Of course, he said Najib would sure to lose power if Barisan Nasional was defeated. (more…)
Controversial businessman Deepak Jaikishan said today he expects to reveal everything about P. Balasubramaniam’s second sworn statement in 2008 in relation to the 2006 high-profile murder of Mongolian model Altantuyaa Shaariibuu.
Deepak (picture) said he was summoned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) this morning at about 10.
“They want me to give a statement on the SD2,” he said, referring to private investigator Balasubramaniam’s second statutory declaration, which contradicted his first sworn statement. (more…)
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Photo: AFP
THE plot has all the trappings of a B-grade movie: the murder of a glamorous Mongolian socialite amid allegations of high-level bribery, blackmail, betrayal and political cover-up.
But these are real-life events, and they could set back the chances of Malaysia’s ruling coalition in an election that Prime Minister Najib Razak must call by midyear.
Mr Najib denies involvement but the allegations will not go away. The internet in Malaysia is running hot with allegations by a disaffected businessman, Deepak Jaikishan, who is well connected in the ruling United Malays National Organisation. (more…)
Grim faced for a healthy man – the Prime Minister denies stroke rumours today
The Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, chose to make an interesting denial earlier today, in response to our report about the rumours which have been circulating, that he suffered a minor stroke.
He was pleased to say that the reports are wrong and urged Malaysians not to read anything that has not been licensed and censored by his regime.
“Don’t listen to the blogs please” he pleaded, neglecting to acknowledge that he clearly had himself. (more…)
Enough to cause a stroke?
Word is seeping out that the Prime Minister of Malaysia suffered a ‘minor stroke’ over the weekend.
Given the scandals building around him, perhaps the pressure has started to tell?
So far, Najib Razak has provided no substantial answers to the deadly accusations over the past couple of weeks, further linking him to the cover-up over the murder of the model Altantuya Shaariibuu and to the kickbacks from the French Scorpene submarine deal. (more…)
Private eye P Balasubramaniam affirmed his first statutory declaration (SD) on July 1, 2008. It was released at a press conference held at the PKR headquarters on July 3 that year. It was 55 paragraphs long.
A host of personalities were mentioned in this first SD. They are as follows (in the sequence they appear); Abdul Razak Baginda; private investigator Ang; murdered Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaaribuu; Rowena Abdul Razak; Suras Kumar; Dhiren Norendra; Najib Razak; Lance Corporal Rohaniza; Azilah Hadri; Sirul Azahar; Amy; DSP Musa Safri; DSP Idris and ASP Tonny. (more…)
Kua Kia Soong
The director of the film has said as much, that the film is aimed at contradicting the thesis of my 2007 title that the racial violence was a veiled coup d’etat by the emergent state capitalists in Umno against the aristocrats under then Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman.The call by the Umno Youth leader for The Edge to retract their story about May 13 is laughable when Finas is just about to release their much trumpeted film Tanda Putera, which is aimed at reinforcing Umno’s version of the incident.
The continued postponement of the film’s release is as perplexing as the continued postponement of the appeal by the two men sentenced for the murder of the Mongolian lass, Altantuya Shaariibuu. (more…)
Teoh El Sen
Musa Hassan confirms that he met then DPM Najib Tun Razak to tell him that analyst Abdul Razak Baginda was to be arrested. Najib, however, told him to “carry on”.
The intensifying chatter of an alleged conspiracy in the 2006 murder of Altantuya Shaarribuu has put a SMS purportedly sent by Najib Tun Razak to his close friend Abdul Razak Baginda back in the spotlight.
The SMS was first mentioned in P Balasubramaniam’s first statutory declaration [SD], where the private investigator claimed that Razak Baginda showed him the text message from the then deputy prime minister the morning before he was arrested. (more…)
So far Cecil hasn’t said yea or nay
Deepak Jaikishan names well connected lawyer in murder cover-up
Perhaps the most crucial – and quoted – document seeking to tie Najib Tun Razak, the current prime minister of Malaysia, to a murdered Mongolian beauty named Altantuya Shaariibuu was a sworn declaration filed on July 1, 2008 by a Kuala Lumpur-based private detective named Perumal Balasubramaniam.
That document, which detailed allegations of an affair between Najib, the then-defense minister and the 28-year-old woman, lasted just three days before it was dramatically reversed. Police allegedly picked up Balasubramaniam and took him to a Kuala Lumpur police station where he was told his family was in serious danger if he didn’t reverse his statement. (more…)
Anybody seen Deepak?
A rattled Najib tries to figure out how to counter allegations of criminal cover-up
A controversial businessman and onetime family friend of Malaysia’s prime minister appears to be doing what the country?s political opposition has been unable to accomplish for years: publicly tie the top UMNO leader to serious and politically damaging crimes.
In a spate of interviews with opposition and independent websites that seemingly deliver new and damaging revelations each day, Deepak Jaikishan has now connected Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, Najib?s brother Nazim and Najib?s wife, Rosmah Mansor, to the politically charged cover-up of the 2006 murder of the jet-setting Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu, itself a part of a much bigger scandal involving ?114 million in kickbacks to top Malaysian politicians for the purchase of French submarines. (more…)
Now that the ghost of Altantuya Shaariibuu has once again appeared to haunt Najib Razak as Umno delegates meet at the party’s 66th general assembly, the prime minister is urged to explain his family’s involvement in the scandal.
PAS vice-president Husam Musa said the statements made by carpet trader Deepak Jaikishan to three alternative media this week both “directly and indirectly” linked the prime minister’s family to the murdered Mongolian national.
“Najib should provide a full explanation. It is not just him but Umno too which would be adversely affected seeing that the general election is very near,” he said in a statement yesterday. (more…)
The Court of Appeal has again put off hearing into the appeal brought by two police personnel sentenced to death for the October 2006 murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.
The hearing slated to be heard in August had been put off as well in July, with the new hearding dates fixed for Oct 31 and Nov 1.
Hazman Ahmad, counsel for Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, when contacted yesterday said the postponement is indefinite, meaning that no fresh dates were fixed.
Hazman did not reply to Malaysiakini‘s text message seeking the reason for the postponement. (more…)
Setev Shaariibuu, the father of slain Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu, said his daughter had travelled to France under her other name, Aminah Abdullah.
“We have proof that she did indeed travel to France and will produce the evidence if so required,” said Setev in a press release today.
His press release was read out by Kelana Jaya parliamentarian Loh Gwo Burne at the lobby of the Selangor legislative assembly.
Setev was responding to a news report which stated that Altantuya never travelled to France between 1999 and 2007 based on French immigration records. (more…)