Najib: RPK’s claims are all liesPosted: June 25, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak dismissed Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s statutory declaration linking Najib’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansur to the Altantuya murder as “total lies and fabrication.”
Raja Petra, editor of online news portal Malaysia Today, filed the declaration at the High Court here on June 18, naming three individuals who were purportedly present when Mongolian translator Altantuya Sharibuu was murdered in 2006.
Najib said the police have taken a statement from his wife, but described Raja Petra’s allegations in the statutory declaration as “desperate and pathetic attempt to taint my political image.”
Original article taken from here.
Previously, it was Pak Lah who said that he didn’t believe that Najib and Rosmah were involved in the murder of Altantuya. He said contrary to what RPK claimed in his declaration, he is confident that he never received any such report. He said what RPK did was “not correct”, stopping just short of calling RPK a liar.
Najib doesn’t seem that charitable with his choice of words.
Now, after the Prime MInister and Najib have denied outright that they had anything to do with the Altantuya murder case, how are the investigations going to proceed? They have put significant pressure on the investigation. Sort of similar to back when Dr M kept going on and on about how disappointed he was with Anwar during the sodomy case.
Najib has called RPK a liar. He has made pre-assumption that RPK’s statutory declaration was an attempt to taint his image. And he has spoken loud and clear. “Don’t you DARE find it otherwise”, is probably the undertone of this statement.
When involved parties, especially when they are VVIPs, make blatant statements like this, calling someone else a liar, they do not expect, and do not want, any investigation to not agree with them. Under this kind of pressure, what kind of result will the investigations come up with?
RPK has said that he is ready to be investigated. I hope they don’t treat him to poorly.