06 April 2015

If you don’t know Altantuya or Ziana Zain,there’s no need for you to take an oath to that effect, but Jibby did otherwise...

 Did Najib know Altantuya...

Former law minister Zaid Ibrahim has called for a proper inquiry to determine if prime minister Najib Razak knew Altantuya Shaariibuu, the Mongolian woman who was murdered eight years ago, who was implicated in the Navy’s purchase of two French-built submarines.

Zaid wrote in in his blog today that a proper enquiry was needed to determine if Najib knew Altantuya. “If the answer is no, then it might be true that no one ordered Sirul to kill her and that (Azilah Hadri, the other accused) and Sirul acted of their own volition. We can then all sleep easy,” he said.

Najib was also indirectly implicated in the case through his association with a defence analyst whose company received millions in commissions, and through two members of a VIP protection unit who were convicted and sentenced to death for the murder.

One of the two, Sirul Azhar Umar, fled to Australia while awaiting the court decision. Dr Mahathir has called for the case to be reopened to determine the truth of Sirul’s statements that he was only acting under orders.

Zaid criticised a media blackout of Dr Mahathir’s call for answers and urged all Malaysians to support the former prime minister in his search of answers.

He questioned why Najib had “taken the trouble to go to a mosque” to take an oath that he had never known Altantuya. “He just needed to say so. I don’t know Paris Hilton, Ziana Zain or Madonna and there’s no need for me to take an oath to that effect,” Zaid said.

Zaid postulated that the only reason for Najib to do so “was probably because someone declared in an affidavit that Najib knew Altantuya”, Zaid said. “This would have been extremely damaging, and why would anyone say something like that if it were not true?

Zaid said Najib’s lack of explanation was a characteristic of his six-year-old administration. Another characteristic was the climate of fear in the country, with people afraid to speak.

He decried “a complete blackout” in Umno and Barisan Nasional-owned media about Dr Mahathir’s article on Thursday in which he raised questions about the wealth of Najib Razak’s family, the Altantuya murder, the financial affairs of government-owned 1Malaysia Development Bhd and the reported government purchase of a new VIP jet.

He said Mahathir’s statements received no coverage or comment in the Umno-BN media empire, using the word journalists within quotation marks to cast doubt about their professionalism. 

“Either they believe that news is not newsworthy, or they were too frightened to publish his statements as any good journalists should have,” he said.

“Everybody lives in fear,” he said. “Senior civil servants in the Ministry of Finance and Bank Negara clearly live in fear; otherwise, the 1MDB fiasco would have surfaced long ago. We all live in fear because Altantuya got bombed out of existence, and the private investigator P. Balasubramaniam was dumped out of the country. Strange things have happened … so Umno leaders are fearful of asking him to answer Tun Dr Mahathir’s questions,” he said.

In a pointed and disparaging remark that seemed aimed squarely at Khairy Jamaluddin, the Umno Youth leader, Zaid said: “All they (Umno politicians) can muster is the lame response that Najib has already explained everything. That’s the kind of thing you expect minions and lemmings to say.”

Yesterday Khairy has asked Najib to squarely face up to Mahathir and answer questions. “If we ignore this, it will worsen. We need to resolve this. We have to answer and although we feel that the answers had been given, we have to answer them again,” Khairy was quoted as saying.

“I don’t really care if Najib rules forever, so long as I am satisfied that he did not know Altantuya at all,” Zaid said.

He called on all Malaysians to rally in support of Dr Mahathir’s quest “to find answers to questions that have been troubling us all”, praising the former prime minister’s courage in keeping up the fight despite his years. - fmt

Apakah penutup cerita Mahathir - Najib...

Barangkali ramai yang tertanya-tanya, sampai bila serangan dan kritikan Tun Mahathir Mohamad terhadap Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak akan berterusan dan apakah pengakhirannya nanti?

Sebabnya, di sebalik bekas Perdana Menteri itu makin mengaktifkan lagi serangannya, ramai juga yang tidak percayaDatuk Seri Najib seorang mudah mengalah atau tunduk kepada serangan demi serangan itu.

Perdana Menteri dilihat selesa dengan strategi mendiamkan diri dan tidak membalas walau sepatah pun apa yang dilemparkan terhadapnya.

Tujuannya tidak lain ialah agar sesuatu dakwaan yang dibangkitkan Tun Mahathir itu tidak berpanjangan diperkatakan dan cepat dilupakan berbanding jika ada balas-membalas kenyataan antara beliau dengan bekas Perdana Menteri itu.

Dalam masa yang sama, Datuk Seri Najib juga mengumpulkan kekuatan yang dimilikinya sama ada melalui UMNO atau pun BN untuk menunjukkan bahawa walaupun dikritik dan kecam, beliau masih mempunyai sokongan untuk terus kekal di Perdana Putra dan Seri Perdana.

Ia sebenarnya adalah isyarat paling jelas bahawa Datuk Seri Najib ingin terus kekal lebih lama lagi di kedudukannya sekarang kerana di peringkat ini yang menentukan kekal atau tidaknya beliau sebagai Perdana Menteri ialah UMNO dan BN.

Tetapi apabila Tun Mahathir menyatakan kepimpinan Perdana Menteri yang terlalu lemah dan banyak isu sehingga menyebabkan ditolak oleh semua kaum serta lebih mungkin kalah dalam pilihanraya akan datang, maksudnya amat jelas bahawa jika terus dikekalkan akan menyebabkan BN kehilangan kuasanya.

Dalam masa yang sama, bekas Perdana Menteri selama 22 tahun itu juga mulai menekan Datuk Seri Najib, baik mengenai 1MDB yang dikaitkan dengan kekayaan keluarga Perdana Menteri, gelagat Datin Seri Rosmah dengan jet serta membela Sirul Azhar Umar yang disabitkan atas kesalahan membunuh Altantuya tetapi kini melarikan diri ke Australia.

Terbaru pula, Tun Mahathir mendedahkan bahawa Sirul pernah menjadi pengawal peribadinya suatu ketika dahulu dan ketika itu katanya, "Sirul tidak pula pernah membunuh sesiapa".

Ungkapan ini nyata memberi gambaran bahawa Sirul hanya melakukan pembunuhan itu kerana adanya arahan daripada seseorang yang selama ini dikekalkan kerahsiaannya, waima dalam mahkamah sekali pun.

Semua itu juga, tidak lain ialah untuk menekan dan memaksa Perdana Menteri berundur bagi mengelakkan BN menerima nasib malang dihukum oleh rakyat di peti-peti undi pilihanraya.

Tekanan demi tekanan ini turut tidak mungkin memberi keselesaan kepada Datuk Seri Najib untuk terus berdiam dan mengundi mulut saja. Beliau akan dilihat lebih lemah dan tidak bermaya jika kekal demikian.

Lalu, sejauh manakah Datuk Seri Najib mampu bertahan? Apakah beliau akan membalas balik serangan Tun Mahathir itu?

Di peringkat legih serius nanti, apakah UMNO dan BN mahu terus mempertahankan Najib dalam kedudukan lebih mungkin kalah berbanding menang dalam pilihanraya?

Apakah juga Tun Mahathir akan terus dengan pendedahan dan bukti-bukti baru yang lebih memeritkan Datuk Seri Najib lagi selepas ini?

Jika bukti-bukti baru terus didedahkan pula, sudah tentu sokongan dan kepercayaan rakyat makin menipis dan kekalahan dalam pilihanraya semakin sukar dielakkan.

Jika kalah  dan hilang kuasa, sudah tentu yang lebih dipersalahkan ialah  Datuk Seri Najib, UMNO dan BN. Tun Mahathir yang sudah memberi peringatan awal mengenai kelemahan Perdana Menteri dan kekalahan BN sekali lagi akan dipuji dan disanjung.

Mungkin Datuk Seri Najib masih ingin bertahan serta belum puas duduk di kerusi Perdana Menteri yang baru enam tahun diempukinya, tetapi satu perkara yang harus disedarinya ialah beliau berada di situ dengan 1001 beban yang diciptanya sendiri dan tidak cuba diatasinya.

Dalam skrip yang mungkin berbeza, jalan cerita seperti Pak Lah nampaknya semakin hampir menjadi penutup cerita krisis ini. - Shahbudin Husin,theantdaily

IGP can settle dispute by revealing who met Sirul...

The inspector-general of police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar is on the losing side in his spat with former police commando, convicted murderer of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu and fugitive in Australia, Sirul Azhar Umar.

Sirul had accused the IGP of lying when the police chief said that he had sent his men to Australia to meet the fugitive.

Sirul, who is currently held in the immigration detention centre in Villawood, Sydney, has categorically denied this in his phone interview with Malaysiakini, declaring unequivocally: “Let me tell you, there were no officers or police personnel who met me in Australia.

“He (IGP) is lying to the police force and lying to the public with his claims, and is trying to protect his boss.”

Accused of lying, the IGP maintained that his officers had questioned Sirul Azhar Umar in Australia, and challenged the former commando to “spill the beans” if he indeed has new information.

Khalid said: “Sirul is a desperate man who is resorting to desperate measures to save his life. He is doing his best not to return to Malaysia where he will be facing the death penalty.

“As such, he is doing his utmost to bring into disrepute and cast doubt on the investigation into the murder case, his involvement therein and the criminal justice system.”

Khalid is right that Sirul is a desperate man who is resorting to desperate measures to save his life, and doing his best not to return to Malaysia where he will be facing the death penalty, but that does not mean that Sirul was not telling the truth that he was acting orders when he and Azilah Hadri murdered Altantuya and blew up her body with C4 military explosives. Continue reading...

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