July 11: The PI’s house was broken into, what were they looking for?
July 9: Fear not, the man is alive, and seems to be in one of the ASEAN countries.
Another twist to the story of Balasubramaniam’s statutory declaration. The first one, said to be made under duress, not the second.
The New Straits Times, which I seldom read, reports:
The nephews of missing private investigator P. Balasubramaniam have added further controversy to their uncle’s statutory declarations (SDs).
They insisted their uncle was “happy and relieved” after signing the first SD on July 1 and felt there was foul play involved when he retracted the sworn statement.
Brothers R. Kumaresan and R. Segaran said their uncle told them he was “at peace with himself for revealing the truth” but they could not explain why he later made the retraction.
“What was clear was that he looked worried when he went public with the retraction. The SDs don’t matter now. What is important is that we want him and his family back,” Kumaresan said.
“His children are still young and we feel something bad has happened to them.”
Is this heresay again, as some parties claim the first SD was? Or, does it add credibility to the SD made in public on July 3?
With Bala missing, and Interpol on the look-out for him, more and more people are believing that he was threatened to retract his SD the very next day.
Sheeeeeesh! SDs sounds very much like some disease these days.
Wherever Bala is, let’s pray for his safety. Laws in this country are no more protecting, but have become weapons that the powerful can use to undermine justice and truth.