Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s alleged involvement in the murder case of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu @ Aminah cropped up again in the sedition trial of popular blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin today (12 Feb 2009).
Defence counsel Gobind Singh Deo probed assistant director of the Interpol National Centre Bureau at Bukit Aman, Gan Tack Guan, on an apparent photograph of Najib seated at the table with Shaariibuu during her birthday party in the Mandarin Hotel in Singapore.
In addition to that, Gobind also quizzed Gan on a letter that was presumably signed by the deputy premier to support Shaariibuu’s visa application for entry into Malaysia.
The claims that were put forth were information that was derived from the alleged seditious article ‘Let’s send Altantuya’s murderers to hell’ posted on April 25, 2008 in the Malaysia Today website maintained by Raja Petra.
Gobind said that Uuriintuya Gal-Ochir, a Mongolian, alleged that there was no travel record of Altantuya and herself coming into Malaysia via Beijing, and she went on to say it has been deleted.
Gan agreed, but when asked whether the travel records were investigated, Gan said that he could not remember.
Contention on letter signed by Najib
Like that, how to become Prime Minister of Malaysia? Is this going to be an April Fools’ Day Joke or what?
No wonder people are having doubts about Pak Lah passing the baton to Najib come end March. Some are even saying that there will be no glimmer of hope for Najib to become PM other than to wait for the day that may never come. We also hear from the PM’s Department that Pak Lah’s schedule as PM is already arranged for until August 2009. So where does that put Najib? So come March, will Najib challenge Pak Lah for the Presidency in UMNO if Pak Lah flip flop and changes his mind which is his standard trademark?
Looking at the changing political scenario and the mess created in Perak, if Najib challenges Pak Lah for Presidency, Pak Lah will surely prevail over Najib.