Friday, July 04, 2008

Changing stories - Najib, and now Balasubramaniam...(updated)

NAJIB : - I am not involved at all in this case.

"I am not involved at all in this case. I am not behind it. The most important thing is, did the act take place? That is for the police to investigate," he said at a press conference at the parliament lobby today. - New Straits Times, 30/6/2008, Najib denies being involved with sodomy allegations against Anwar.

NAJIB :- admitted that he met Saiful Bukhari Azlan a few days before the latter lodged a police report against Anwar Ibrahim

In a new twist, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today admitted that he met Saiful Bukhari Azlan a few days before the latter lodged a police report against Anwar Ibrahim for alleged sodomy...."He (also) came to my house because he needed help because he was so traumatised, so that was it..."I am saying it because there has never been a conspiracy, you can't link the two things together. He just came for help, that's all and he never met me when he came to my office," said the deputy premier. - Malaysiakini, 3/7/2008, DPM admits meeting sodomy complainant.

* Najib was not open and transparent.
* Najib may not have lied - but he was dishonest... he just left out things (or forgot to mention)

Of course, if he met the alleged victim before he lodged the police report > he was involved...any fool will know that.

In cases of rape, the evidence of of persons who saw the victim after the incident is very material. During the alleged offence, usually there is no witnesses - and as such witnesses as to how the victim/perpetrator looked after the incident is very material.

Najib, now Deputy Prime Minister, former son of a Prime Minister, - should have known better and should have immediately gone to the police to give evidence.

It is also shocking that Najib denied that he had advised Saiful to make a police report against the alleged perpetrator, Anwar Ibrahim - so what did he do? Ask the victim not to report the crime...cover-up the crime....forget about it. All this is so wrong.

How many more people may have come to this Deputy Prime Minister informing him that they are victims of this crime, or that they are aware of that and this crime --- and how many times did this DPM of ours NOT advise to make report to the police, ACA...

When Saiful came to see Najib, irrespective of who was the perpetrator, he should have advised the making of a police report...

Not only that he did not give this advise - but the fact that he also gave the wrong impression to everyone that he had personally not met this Saiful makes him certainly not some one I would want as a Prime Minister....or even a Deputy Prime Minister...

Go now to the Police, Mr Najib and give your statement --- hand over the CCTV recording in your home (which would corroborate your evidence, and provide evidence about this crime)...Go now, Mr Najib..

But then, why did a "victim" run to the DPM's house - and not to the police station immediately. It really is not that easy to meet face to face with the DPM... mmm a lot of questions, and we shall see whether we will get answers -- or this will just be another matter that will be swept under the carpet..

Will we soon be hearing something similar about that Altantuya case as well - what will that be, I wonder. 'Oh I did meet her in Tanjong Malim .... not Paris..' or 'I met a "Ros" - and I did not know that it was this same Altantuya'... yes...we may be hearing something like that or NOT...

I just hope all our "leaders" be Open and Transparent - and do not lie or distort the truth - and this goes for not just the BN leaders but also those in the Opposition. (I remember how Malaysiakini disclosed that Khairy's opponent, the PKR candidate, 'lied' to them that initially Khairy lost, and after a recount he won - the truth is that Khairy won in the first round...)

I am just getting fed-up with all these lies and 'spins' -- HONESTY, TRUTH,...that is what we want..

Now, Balasubramaniam, that former policeman, apparently is also changing his story ..... so what is new. [see Malaysiakini, 4/7/2008, PI retracts stunning statutory declaration]

It is becoming the Malaysian way ---

Najib did it .... so why are we shocked that good old Balasubramaniam is also doing it ...

INTERESTING that Bala went to the Brickfields police station yesterday 4.45pm, went incommunicado and today retracted his SD - and also produced a new SD.... Bala effectively retracted (and all this happened in less than 24 hours....)

"...Meanwhile, Balasubramaniam’s lawyer, Americk Singh Sidhu, who was with the former yesterday when he made the stunning revelations, was "absolutely unaware" of the latest development.

amrick sidhuAmerick told Malaysiakini that Balasubramaniam received a phone call from the police soon after his press conference yesterday to report to the Brickfields police station.

"The last time I saw Bala was at 4.45pm yesterday when he got a phone call from the police requesting that he meet them.

"I advised him that as a law abiding citizen, he should go and see them. So I fetched him to the Brickfields police station at 4.45pm yesterday and I haven’t heard from him since," he said stressing that he has failed to contact Balasubramaniam since this news broke out.

Balasubramaniam's statutory declaration was affirmed before commissioner of oaths Zainal Abidin Muhayat, bearing an address that is traced to Zul Rafique & Partners - a pro-establishment law firm owned by Zulkifly Rafique who is Federal Territories minister Zulhasnan Rafique's brother. .." - Malaysiakini, 4/7/2008, PI retracts stunning statutory declaration

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