Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Carpet Trader's Story

Disgruntled carpet trader Deepak Jaikishan’s story mirrors a B-grade movie. He portrays himself as an anti-hero and the plot is already intriguing: The murder of a glamorous socialite amid allegations of high-level bribery, blackmail and betrayal. Out of the blue, we saw Deepak coming out into the open and spilled the beans on Najib Tun Razak and wife Rosmah Mansor linking the prime minister and his wife with the alleged cover-up of evidence and testimonials related to the infamous murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.
Deepak claimed a close relationship with UMNO. But in one news report, he made it very clear that his revelations followed his being allegedly “cheated” by UMNO Wanita’s Raja Ropiaah and business and contracts being “disturbed”.

Deepak had alleged that Najib and Rosmah were involved in Balasubramaniam Perumal’s second statutory declaration. [Background info: Balasubramaniam – a private investigator hired by Abdul Razak Baginda, Najib’s close associate and who is now in hiding – made a statutory declaration on July 01, 2008 – and made public two days later – that implicated Najib in the murder of Altantuya. Balasubramaniam retracted this in his second statutory declaration just one day later].

Deepak had recalled his friendship with Najib’s wife when Najib was the Defence Minister and related how the couple had contacted him for help when the first SD came out. Najib was also involved in the preparation of the second SD through a senior lawyer. Deepak even made the claim that that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) was more interested in closing the case after the exposure on the SD.

The above seems to support what Balasubramaniam had made known after he fled the country to India. Balasubramaniam took pains to emphasize that his first SD is the correct one. [If this is true, then Najib could not have been telling the truth when he swore that he had never met Altantuya].

Deepak had also named Najib’s younger brother, Mohd Nazim Razak, an architect by profession who sits in some 25 company boards of directors, as the person who paid Balasubramaniam to produce the second SD.

In fact, Balasubramaniam had already revealed that he received RM750,000 for his about-turn, although he was promised RM5 million. He had also claimed that he and his family were also threatened, causing him to issue the second SD.

And now there is even talk that Altantuya was killed on the Deepak-Ropiaah Bukit Raja land.
Najib can deny all he wants but the ghost of Altantuya will not go away anytime soon. Najib, your time is coming to an end!

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