Katanya, Najib dah Rosmah perlu menjawab dakwaan yang ditimbulkan Deepak itu.
"Mereka tidak seharusnya mengada-adakan pembohongan mengenai penglibatan kami dalam soal ini," katanya kepada Malaysiakini.
Surendran berkata demikian ketika ditanya mengenai dakwaan bekas pembantu Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Anuar Shaari dalam laporan New Straits Times hari ini bahawa ketua pembangkang itu memainkan peranan dalam dakwaan Deepak.
Menurut laporan New Straits Times, Anuar mendakwa bahawa "Anwa berjanji untuk menyelesaikan masalah kewangan Deepak sebagai balasa untuk fitnahnya ke atas Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak".
Surendran dan MP Subang R Sivarasa merupakan peguam Deepak dalam saman yang difailkan syarikat usahawan tersebut Astana Canggih Sdn Bhd ke atas Awan Megah Sdn Bhd.
Dalam pendengaran minggu lalu, Deepak memberi keterangan bahawa Najib memberi persetujuan ke atas pemindahan milik tanah seluas 223.3 ekar (89.332ha) di Bukit Raja, Selangor daripada Awan Megah kepada sebuah syarikat penama milik Deepak.- malaysiakini
'Why haven't Najib, Rosmah denied Deepak's claims?'...
PKR vice-president N Surendran wants to know why Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor have not denied the allegations about them by carpet merchant Deepak Jaikishian.
Najib and Umno must answer the allegations raised by Deepak, Surendran said. "They should not concoct lies about our involvement in the matter," he said.
Surendran (left) was asked about allegations made by Anwar's former aide, Anuar Shaari, in a New Straits Times (NST) report today on Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim having played a role in Deepak's allegations.
Anuar alleged, according to the NST report, that "Anwar had promised to settle Deepak's financial woes in return for his defamation of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak".
On Tuesday, pro-Umno blogger Papa Gomo uploaded on YouTube a two-minute video footage said to have been recorded secretly.
The blogger claimed the footage shows Deepak confessing to several unknown people that PKR leaders, including de facto leader Anwar, Surendran, Sivarasa and vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar had used him as a tool to defame Najib and Rosmah.
Surendran and Subang MP Sivarasa Rasiah are lawyers for Deepak in the suit his company, Astana Canggih Sdn Bhd, has filed against Awan Megah Sdn Bhd.
At a hearing last week, Deepak testified that Najib gave his approval to transfer a 223.3-acre (89.332ha) parcel of land in Bukit Raja, Selangor, from Awan Megah to a nominee company owned by Deepak.
This, he said, was stated in a letter dated Sept 25, 2006, from Asta Canggih to Najib.
In it Najib, then the defence minister, had initialled a note asking the ministry's deputy secretary-general to look into the transfer and to commit to this in formal documentation.
Deepak also told in court that Rosmah had arranged the meeting with Najib.
No prepared script for Deepak
Surendran said he and Sivarasa merely acted as lawyers for Deepak in the matter of public interest.
“There were allegations of financial misconduct against Najib and the senior Wanita Umno figure (Senator Raja Ropiah Raja Abdullah, a former director of Awan Megah). Our relationship with Deepak is purely on a lawyer-client basis.
“We had nothing to do with his decision to go public on his allegations against Najib.
“The NST allegation that there was a 'script' written for Deepak to read out in court is an outrageous lie and the newspaper displayed complete disregard for media ethics as it did not ask for our comments before publishing the baseless story,” Surendran said.
When Deepak took the stand in the civil suit last week, he gave oral testimony and at times High Court judge Zabariah Mohd Yusof stopped Deepak, telling him not to raise unrelated matters in court.
The judge also decided not to admit the purported letter to Najib as evidence because Deepak did not include it in his bundle of documents before the start of the trial.
However, Justice Zabariah allowed oral testimony on the matter, which Deepak gave.
Sivarasa: We do not have such funds
Sivarasa, when contacted, agreed with Surendran that these were scurrilous attacks by the mainstream media on PKR.
“These are scurrilous allegations made and without any basis and definitely untrue. I only informed Anwar that I have been appointed by Deepak as I know there will be some political connotations attached to it,” he said.
“What I can say is that PKR neither has the financial resources nor the means to help bail out Deepak’s financial problems. For me, Najib and Rosmah have not commented on the allegations made by him which are serious.”
Sivarasa also denied that the party had orchestrated the expose as Deepak had been going to the various media himself.
As to what is reported in the video, Sivarasa said it is something for Deepak to answer.-malaysiakini
Truth in bits and pieces...
If carpet man Deepak Jaikishan is lying, then Najib should use the full force of the law to protect the sanctity of the office of the prime minister.
Weren’t these people once trusted lieutenants?
Now they are being looked upon as conniving opportunists working together with the opposition to oust Najib Tun Razak for no rhyme or reason. Does that make sense?
Thus far everyone who has given testimony against the powers-that-be has been branded a liar. Musa Hassan, of all people, has now come out.
And former home minister Syed Hamid Albar, together with his successor Hishammuddin Hussein, have successfully revealed the level of common sense that prevails in Umno now.
Both have said that the disclosures by Musa is all an opposition ploy.
What he did to Anwar Ibrahim must surely have been at the request of his superiors including former Umno chieftains. In which case it surely must be seen that he was a player in a whole scheme to rid the country of Anwar.
Anwar was the man who knew too much and who had publicly declared that there would be no more nepotism, cronyism and corruption in Umno.
But in Umno this can never happen. No one could get into Umno and declare such “nonsense”, so Anwar had to go at all costs, and they made sure he did.
So now, when the Truth is coming out there is fear in the corridors of power, Umno power.
For Musa to come out in the open and say the government intervened with his work, then it really happened and he must have some really compelling reasons to say so.
No Malaysian in his proper frame of mind would have accepted that private investigator P Balasubramaniam was forced to come out with the statutory declaration to implicate Najib.
Everyone believed him when he said that the carpet man (Deepak Jaikishan) was involved and that the carpet man has now come out and is revealing the truth, albeit in instalments.
The key to the truth lies somewhere in the home of our prime minister and even a moron knew this.
It is the duty of the home minister to direct a full investigation, unless it was his office that ordered murdered Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu’s entry records by the Malaysian immigration removed.
Surely if they could get a former deputy prime minister (Anwar) on trumped-up charges, they can easily get this cop and they will for their own convenience.
So why is Syed Hamid claiming that this is all a political ploy by the opposition? And why did Hishammuddin say that all the revelations were meant to divert the political gathering (Umno)?
The only reason is, it has to be the truth.
Deepak was a close friend of Najib’s wife, Rosmah Mansor. The question now is, why did he suddenly turn against her and Najib?
If Deepak is lying, then Najib should use the full force of the law to protect the sanctity of the office of the prime minster because the attacks are personally targeted on Najib and this, too, while he was in office as the minister of defence.
With all the implications derived from the interview with Deepak, will Rosmah at least subject herself to an interview with the press, both international and local, on these issues since there seems to be so much directed towards her too?
After all, she is said to be very eloquent, been overseas, held meetings with so many other “first” ladies and even visited heads of states. Surely she must have the ability, the eloquence and the presence of mind to handle the media.
The fact is if the government goes for them, the truth will come out. But that is something they can’t afford.-Toffee Rodrigo,FMT
PKR leaders deny masterminding exposé