Dalam temubual eksklusif bersama Malaysiakini, Bala berkata beliau cuba disogok seminggu sebelum pilihanraya negeri Sarawak oleh orang-orang yang mengugut beliau.
Beliau akan dibayar sejumlah wang untuk membuat kenyataan bersumpah kedua oleh ahli perniagaan Deepak Jaikishan dan seorang anggota polis bernama Sureh.
Kenyataan bersumpah kedua beliau adalah untuk menidakkan kenyataan bersumpah pertama beliau yang mengaitkan perdana menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak dengan pembunuhan Altantuya dengan mendakwa beliau membuat kenyataan bersumpah itu dalam keadaan tertekan.
Bala telah melarikan diri bersama keluarga ke India selepas kenyataan kedua dibuat.
Dalam sogokan terbaru sebelum pilihanraya negeri Sarawak, Bala berkata beliau disuruh membawa satu kenyataan untuk memburuk-burukkan Ketua Umum PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dengan mendakwa beliau dibayar oleh Anwar dan pemimpin PKR untuk membuat kenyataan bersumpah pertama yang mengaitkan Najib.
Ketika itu juga, blogger kontroversi Raja Petra Kamaruddin turut muncul di kaca TV3 dalam satu temubual di Australia menyerang Anwar.
Menurut Bala, beliau dihubungi Deepak dan Suresh melalui kawannya Siva.
Suresh, kata Bala terus mengganggu isterinya setelah diberitahu bahawa beliau tidak berminat berjumpa dengan sesiapa.
Atas nasihat peguamnya, Americk Sidhu yang menyuruhnya cuba untuk mendapatkan apa-apa bukti untuk perlindungan diri, Bala bersetuju bertemu dengan Deepak dan Suresh.
“Ini deal kita: RM200,000 cash dan sebuah kondo di Berjaya Times Square dan selepas ini semua ok, dan kita akan bagi kamu kembali dan kemungkinan akan bagi kamu satu projek,” kata Suresh kepada Bala.
Bala berkata sebagai balasan, beliau perlu membuat satu video dengan membaca satu kenyataan yang disediakan.
Kandungan kenyataan itu antaranya berkata beliau didekati Anwar untuk membuat penafian dalam kenyataan bersumpah kedua kerana diyakinkan bahawa Anwar akan menjadi perdana menteri sekejap masa lagi.
Anwar pula akan dikatakan telah membayarnya RM200,000 dalam bag dan RM50,000 setiap bulan.
Setelah beberapa ketika, Bala akhirnya membuat video tersebut ketika berseorangan dengan Deepak.
Suresh kemudian telah memasukkan RM100,000 ke dalam akaun isterinya, dan kemudian melalui Siva, Deepak dan Suresh juga memberikan satu salinan belian dan jualan sebuah kondo di Berjaya Times Square.
“Video itu telah selesai. Dan saya hanya perlu menghantarnya. Tapi saya menghantarnya ke peguam saya.
"Semasa Deepak hubungi saya, saya memohon maaf kerana tertekan butang yang salah dan terhantar ke peguam saya,” jelas Bala mengenai bagaimana beliau memperdaya Deepak dan Suresh.
Deepak melenting seperti yang dijangka – dan Bala telah merakam percakapan terakhir beliau dengan Deepak.
Ketika ditanya Malaysiakini adakah perkara itu disengajakan, Bala mengaku ya.
Bala berkata, beliau telah hilang segala-galanya ketika melarikan diri ke India dan ibunya meninggal ketika beliau berada di India.
Hanya selepas Najib menjadi perdana menteri, Bala berkata beliau dibolehkan membuat lawatan rahsia kembali ke tanahair.
Apabila ditanya mengenai perbualan telefon tersebut, Bala berkata beliau menyimpannya untuk keselamatan diri.- harakahdaily
Hamzah Zainuddin, sila jawab...
Hamzah Zainuddin(pix,above) is being accused of trying to bribe private eye P. Balasubramaniam to frame Anwar Ibrahim. This is a very serious allegation and an allegation which Hamzah will need to reply to.
Tomorrow, Malaysiakini will be revealing his name so Hamzah had better get ready with a response. A denial is not good enough and ‘no comment’ means you are guilty. So, Hamzah, what is your response?
PI.Bala - 'Saya dirasuah untuk buruk2kan Anwar'...
Penyiasat persendirian P Balasubramaniam muncul daripada persembunyian dan membuat satu lagi pendedahan yang menggemparkan - bahawa terdapat percubaan kedua untuk merasuahnya ketika dia berada di India, kali ini untuk memburuk-burukkan Ketua Umum PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Bercakap kepada Malaysiakini dalam satu temubual di Kuala Lumpur bulan lepas, Balasubramaniam mendakwa dia didatangi kira-kira seminggu sebelum pilihan raya negeri Sarawak pada April tahun lepas.
"Anda tahu semua ini, mereka sudah mendapat 'berita baik' dari Perth dan mereka memerlukan lagi 'berita baik' dari India," kata Balasubramaniam, tetapi enggan mengulas lanjut.
Pada masa itu, jentera kempen kedua-dua belah parti politik mencapai kemuncaknya dan apa sahaja digunakan untuk menarik pengundi dalam pilihan raya negeri yang penting itu.
Ia juga sekitar masa temubual Raja Petra Kamaruddin dengan TV3, yang dibuat semasa lawatan kontroversi penulis blog itu ke Australia, disiarkan.
Dalam temubual itu yang turut disiarkan oleh stesen TV arus perdana, Raja Petra menafikan akuan bersumpah (SD) yang menghubungkan isteri Perdana Menteri, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor dengan kes pembunuhan Altantuya Shaariibuu.
Raja Petra, yang hidup dalam buangan di United Kingdom, menyebut bahawa SD itu adalah berdasarkan maklumat 'disemai' oleh pemimpin PKR yang terdesak untuk menghalang Najib, yang ketika itu timbalan perdana menteri, menggantikan Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.- malaysiakini
PI Bala: They tried to bribe me... again...
Private eye P Balasubramaniam has emerged from hiding to drop yet another bombshell - that there was a second attempt to bribe him when he was in exile in India, this time to smear PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Speaking to Malaysiakini in an interview in Kuala Lumpur last month, Balasubramaniam claimed that he was approached about a week before the Sarawak state election in April last year.
"You know these guys, they already got ‘good news' from Perth and they needed more ‘good news' from India," said Balasubramaniam cryptically, though he declined to elaborate further.
At the time, the campaign machineries of both sides of the political divide had been in high gear as every and all possible means were being used to woo voters in the crucial state election.
It was also around this time Raja Petra Kamaruddin's interview with TV3, which was done during the controversial blogger's visit to Australia, hit the airwaves.
In the interview which was also carried by the mainstream TV stations, Raja Petra disavowed his statutory declaration (SD) linking Prime Minister Najib Razak's wife Rosmah Mansor to the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case.
Raja Petra, who is in self-imposed exile in United Kingdom, alluded that his SD was based on information ‘planted' by PKR leaders desperate to prevent Najib, who was then deputy prime minister, from succeeding Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Bala keeps lawyer in the loop
In Balasubramaniam's case, the private eye claimed he was asked to implicate Anwar and PKR leaders of paying him to commit perjury in his 2008 SD linking Najib with murdered Mongolian national Altantuya.
He said he was approached by the same people who had threatened and subsequently paid him a substantial amount to sign a second SD to say that his first sworn statement was made 'under duress' - businessman Deepak Jaikishan (right) and a police officer by the name of Suresh.
A key figure in the controversy surrounding the murder of Altantuya, Balasubramaniam fled to India with his family after signing the second SD.
Apparently promised RM5 million for his about-turn, Balasubramaniam said he received a total of RM700,000, in instalments, before the payments eventually stopped.
According to the private investigator, he was contacted by Deepak and Suresh through a mutual friend, Siva, about one week before the Sarawak election.
Siva, a businessman, had called Balasubramaiam's wife at their home in India as the private investigator was at the time taking a former staff on a temple tour in northern India.
Balasubramaniam's wife was told that Suresh and Deepak wanted to speak to him and she relayed the message to him.
"I told my wife I didn't want to speak to anyone."
After she conveyed his response to Siva, Suresh subsequently called her repeatedly on the phone.
"They were ‘torturing' my wife like hell. My wife could not take the pressure."
To spare his wife the harassment by Suresh, Balasubramaniam said he finally agreed to speak with Suresh and Deepak, but only after seeking advice from Americk Sidhu, his Malaysian lawyer.
Video recording was to tarnish Anwar
Americk told him to play along, and to document the events as they took place.
"Speak to them, get whatever evidence... it's for your ‘insurance'," Balasubramaniam said his lawyer told him.
Suresh then contacted him directly, after his wife gave his phone number to the police officer.
He said Suresh told him: "This is the deal: RM200,000 cash and a condo in Berjaya Times Square and after this, after everything is okay, I'll let you come back, and then maybe we will give you a project."
When Balasubramaniam asked Suresh what they wanted in return, Suresh told him that they wanted him to read out a statement they had prepared and for this to be recorded on video.
Asked what the statement was about, Balasubramaniam described it as "tarnishing PKR number one (Anwar)".
Part of the statement that was given to Balasubramaniam states: "I had to change my second SD because I was approached by Anwar who convinced me that he will become the new prime minister very shortly."
It also says that Anwar gave him RM200,000 "in a bag" and that RM50,000 would be banked into his account monthly.
The statement adds that both Balasubramaiam and Padang Serai MP N Gobalakrishnan would be made senators "to safeguard the rights of the Indians", and that the private eye had finally decided to come out with the "truth" because Anwar had betrayed the Indian community.
Initially Balasubramaniam refused to record the video on his own. He asked Deepak and Suresh to fly to India together with TV3 and Utusan Malaysia journalists, and he would do as they asked.
However, after a whole day had passed and further negotiations took place - this time with Deepak himself - Balasubramaniam finally agreed to make the video recording after it was stressed upon him that they needed the footage urgently.
Suresh then banked in RM100,000 into an account in the name of Balasubramaniam's wife. Then, through Siva, Deepak and Suresh handed over a copy of a sale-and-purchase agreement for the Berjaya Times Square condominium.
However, Balasubramaniam said he played his trump card after leading both Deepak and Suresh on.
'Deepak's furious call recorded'
"It (the video) was ready, already keyed in, I just (needed to) mail it. What I did was to mail it to my lawyer. When Deepak called, I told him I was sorry, I pressed the wrong button and mailed it to my lawyer instead."
On hearing this, Deepak was livid with anger.
"He was shouting at me like hell - that recording is with my lawyer - our last telephone communication, (and) I recorded it."
Asked if this was his intention right from the beginning, Balasubramaniam said "yes" and gave a hearty laugh.
"You know, this was the best opportunity I had. I did not come to ask (him for) money, I did an (first) SD, (and they) all came and jumped (on me) and sent my whole family (away to India).
"I lost my mother, I lost everything, what is left? I am sitting in Malaysia, my wife is sitting in India."
According to Balasubramaniam, his mother died when he was in hiding in India. It was only later, after Najib became prime minister, that he was able to make secret trips to Malaysia.
The private eye said he transferred the RM100,000 Suresh put in his wife's bank account to his lawyer's client account, and asked it to be returned to Deepak, who has a carpet business and is a close friend of PM's wife, Rosmah. The sale-and-purchase agreement of the condominium is also with his lawyer.
Balasubramaniam disclosed that he had recorded some of the conversations he had with Deepak and kept a logbook detailing everything that took place.
The evidence, he said, was being kept for his protection.- malaysiakini