(image and source of story, quotes from Malaysian Insider)
This press conference was simply meant to overturn public opinion about PM-in-Waiting Najib Tun Razak’s alleged involvement in the murder of Altantuya Shariibuu, what else can it be?
Why does Najib need to absolve himself if he were really so so innocent? Why does Rosmah mansor, his wife, need a helping hand from Razak Baginda? After all, najib swore in the name of Allah that he did not know Altantuya.
Such a public relations exercise for Najib Tun Razak.
The more they speak about it, the worst it is for public opinion. Already most people think the trial was not conducted properly, and that the two remaining accused have become nothing but victims, condemned forever to pay for others’ sins.
It’s easy for everyone now to say what they want because Altantuya IS dead.
Everyone can claim they do not know her and did not kill her. Some can claim they had relationships with her. Police can produce whatever evidence, but here, the police too is an interested party, as ‘their people’ were allegedly found connected with the murder.
That she died a natural death. It seems the most probably explanation now. Yeah, right…everyone is innocent. Yeah, maybe Altantuya strapped herself with C4 explosives and blasted herself.
Anything is possible in Malaysia.
So, what do you think of Abdul Razak Baginda’s press conference today?
“I know that Najib and his wife had never met the deceased Altantuya”.
“Those who have slandered the Deputy Prime Minister and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor can “never produce authentic evidence because there is none.”
Yet, he himself never produced any evidence to show that the two NEVER knew Altantuya. He said “I know”. [As if we are inclined to believe him. Pah!]
“Any have jumped on the bandwagon of skullduggery. The innocents have become the victim while the liars are running supreme.”
Now who are the liars? The newspapers? They got most of the information from the police. They also got some information from the Mongolian consul to Malaysia, the Honorable Datuk!
Abdul Razak reiterated that he was innocent and was in fact “caught in the system, the system puts you in and the system will get you out.”
But the question is who controls the system? This is what we have been asking and asking since the day Altantuya died.
Nobody believes that the two accused simply detonated the bomb in Altantuya’s face for NO reason at all.
For heaven’s sake, she was ‘bundled away’ right in front of Razak Baginda’s gate.
He said the “purported deal” was inked in June 2002 but he had only met the deceased in late 2004. “Everyone is lazy and did not check the facts. I fail to see the connection. These are vicious lies,” he said.
Through experience, we all know, deals can be inked in 2002, but actual work only starts much, much later.
“You talk about it as if it is a coherent consensus. I do not want to pander to so-called public opinion. Can a blogger reflect public opinion? Then I can run you down as well, mate,” he sniped.
Sound very vicious. I don’t blame him. It’s the system.
He also refused to comment on several issues such as why he was implicated in the first place, his relationship with the two accused police officers and why he dropped prominent lawyer Datuk Shafee Abdullah when he was finally charged with abetting the two police officers, saying that a trial is still proceeding and legal ethics had to be adhered to.
He, however, denied that he had met Altantuya at a party as reported in the media and said that a photo of him, Najib and the deceased was doctored.
As for the recently leaked text message exchange between Najib and Shafee which led to claims of abuse of power, he said that by that time he was already in remand and he could not imagine how there could be a suggestion of interference.
“How can there be any intervention if I went through all that? God almighty, come on,” he said.
I felt his press conference really open a few cans of worms, more than it did to close the lid.
But I do wish he has peace of mind in his new found freedom.