Khairy calls RPK “malicious”Posted: June 26, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin has denied that he is in possession of a military intelligence report on the murder of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaaribuu.
He said the allegation against him in Raja Petra Kamarudin’s statutory declaration of June 18 was “malicious” because it suggested that he (Khairy) was concealing knowledge of a crime.
“I don’t have, I’ve not kept any such report and I don’t know anything about the murder.
“I told the police that the statutory declaration including the allegations against me was made with bad intention because it was totally false,” he told reporters yesterday at the Parliament lobby.
“I don’t know what his (Raja Petra) motive is. The statutory declaration is based on hearsay and “sources” in a case which is very sensitive. There is no truth to it at all. I consider this a malicious act,” he said.
On whether he was surprised about being implicated in the Altantuya murder, Khairy replied: “From the publisher of the Khairy Chronicles (in Malaysia Today), I am not surprised.”
Full article here.
*Note of interest, I didn’t think that Khairy would know about the “Khairy Chronicles”. Was an interesting read, that one*
So far, nothing has been reported on Rosmah’s reaction to the SD, probably because no reporter has been able to get anywhere near the “prominent woman” since the SD made headlines. But Najib has been reported as saying that the police have already taken her statement. So let’s assume that Rosmah also feels that the SD is just “a pack of lies”.
For me, I would have expected this kind of reaction anyway. Of course, I expected this to come right after the SD was being circulated on the Internet, so I’m not sure why the three of them decided to wait for this long to come up with a response everyone was already expecting.
But the thing is this. In the Statutory Declaration, RPK mentioned the names of 5 people. Pak Lah and Khairy were not “involved” in the murder, but were “in the know”, according to what RPK declared. They have both come out and denied any knowledge of the case.
The other three, namely Rosmah, Aziz Buyong and Norhayati, have not denied or admitted anything to the press. And have the police taken the statements from all 5 people?
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have recorded the statement of Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, in connection with the statutory declaration made by Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamarudin.
A high-powered team from Bukit Aman recorded her statement on Monday before proceeding to record the statements of Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin and two others named by Raja Petra in the declaration.
Federal CID director Commissioner Datuk Mohd Bakri Zinin confirmed statements had been taken from four of the five people named in the affidavit.
“We will study their statements thoroughly before deciding on the next course of action,” he told The Star.
Original article here.
Four of the five? So then who is the fifth one who hasn’t given their statement yet? And other than Rosmah and Khairy, we don’t know who the other two people are. Have they taken Pak Lah’s statement? If not, why? And if they have, then which of the two people implicated to have been “present at the scene of crime” have they not met with?
I would have expected to have seen some sort of response from Aziz Buyong, because he is the one that RPK claims to have “placed the C4” on Altantuya’s body. Where is he? What is his response?
There are too many grey areas in this. For RPK to make such a declaration, he has efficiently made enemies with the government. And they are not going to go easy on him. He had better have some hard evidence of what he had claimed. Otherwise, he is going to be in deep deep trouble.
One question I have for RPK though, is why he felt the need to wait till the 18th of June to make that statement. When was he “reliably informed” about the things he declared?
This is not something that can be conveniently swept under the carpet. One way or another, someone is going to go down. And the showdown is between the present government, and Raja Petra Kamarudin.