Saturday, June 14, 2014

Bala's Family Files Suit Against PM and 8 Others

Prime Minister Najib Razak and eight others (i.e. wife Rosmah Mansor, brothers Ahmad Johari Abdul Razak and Mohd Nazim Abdul Razak, senior lawyer Cecil Abraham, his son Sunil Abraham, commissioner of oaths Zainal Abidin Muhayat, carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishan and lawyer M Arunapalam) cannot shake off the specter of the Altantuya murder as the next explosive chapter is a civil suit filed by the widow and family of the late P Balasubramaniam over their forced exile in India which they say is worth RM840,000. 

The private detective, who was a witness in the murder trial of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, hurriedly left Malaysia after he signed a second statutory declaration in 2008 which purportedly cleared Najib's involvement in the case. 

The Malaysian Insider reported it has sighted the suit filed by Balasubramaniam's widow, A Santamil Selvi, and her children. The plaintiffs filed the suit in the High Court in Kuala Lumpur this past week against the nine. 

In the suit, the family said the defendants caused Balasubramaniam's second SD "to be drafted without the instructions of the deceased and further causing the deceased to sign the same under threat and inducement". 

Case management has been fixed for June 23.

On Friday, in the Brazilian city of Cuiaba, the lowest-ranked team in the World Cup, i.e. Australia lost to Chile 1-3 in a Group B match. The Socceroos have a tough road ahead because they will meet the Dutch next.

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