A strike, a sodo-mi case, speculations, and InterpolPosted: July 6, 2008
I read it fleetingly yesterday on Rocky’s Bru that he would be refraining from posting anything on his blog regarding the current political mess for the next couple of days. I had read before that on Marina Mahathir’s blog that she would be going on a self-proclaimed strike, and simply not write about the current political scene.
I didn’t pay much attention to it, because, well, what another blogger wants or wants NOT to do, is pretty much up to them. And for me, Marina’s “strike” was one I didn’t really understand anyway, because she’s been writing on pretty much everything BUT politics these days, presumably because of the circumstances.
I don’t want to question what other bloggers want to do with their blogs. And besides, for me, being fed-up with the current state of affairs was the thing that fuelled this drive for change, right?
My view? Well, I’m Malaysian, a blogger, and NOT on strike. Should pretty much sum up my stand.
Meanwhile, police have said that they have taken statements from 18 different people on the alleged sodomy case against Anwar. They have yet to get a statement from the man, but would have to soon.
Nothing new, in the world of investigations and taking down statements. But I find it frustrating that the police and “other people” go on repeating the same sentence again and again:
[The police officer] urged and warned the media to not speculate about the case as it could jeopardise police investigations.
Now, I’ve seen this word far too many times. So I’ve decided to go after it in the dictionary, not because I don’t know what it means, but so that we can get a universal understanding of it. The meaning of the word speculate, is:
..to consider the circumstances or possibilities regarding it..
I come to my own conclusion that to speculate, in the manner mentioned above, is human nature. We live every single day of our lives in search for knowledge, for the truth, to know what we don’t already know.
I personally THRIVE on possibilities. Certainly harmless speculation with no malicious intent should be alright?
But I digress.
The search for Bala and his family have now gone up a couple of notches. They are pulling in Interpol.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 – Malaysian police today urged P Balasubramaniam’s to come forward and help them in their probe into his conflicting statutory declarations, saying they have sought Interpol help to find the missing private investigator. Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Bakri Zinin said police suspect that Balasubramaniam was either in hiding or being hidden by someone.
They have also not ruled out the possibility that he may have left the country, and have asked for the help of Interpol and authorities in neighbouring countries.
“I give a guarantee of his safety if he comes to meet us and he is free to bring his lawyer,” said Bakri at a press conference.
Full article here.
The StarOnline has more to add:
Police are looking at three likely possibilities for private investigator P. Balasubramaniam’s dissapearance – he could be hiding out of fear, does not want to cooperate in investigations or has been forced to go into hiding by certain parties.
I’m glad that the police are not ruling out every possibility. But I’m not jumping for joy yet. Because we still don’t know what has happened to the guy. What I hope now is that they don’t practice double standards when they do find Bala and family. No hiding of the truth behind his disappearance.
Speculation/Analysis/Possibility: Bala and family have disappeared. 5 people in total. Disappeared after he made the second SD public, in which he was looking rather distraught. So it’s most probable that he has went into hiding, either he chose to himself, or someone else forced him to. But with his photo splashed all over the television news, newspapers, and even computer screens, there wouldn’t be many places within Malaysia that he can hide safely without anyone knowing who he is.
So then maybe he had to go overseas. Say someone paid him to make the second SD, or say he was forced to go overseas. So then his trip would be paid for. But there would be records of his leaving the country. But then again, it’s not impossible that the records have been erased, right? Because it’s not like it has never happened before.