Saturday, 14 November 2009
When PI P. Balasubramaniam made his 1st SD I felt its contents were mere heresy since there was no hard evidence to back up what he said. I wondered about his real motive apart from those he declared in his 1st SD:
"54. The purpose of this Statutory declaration is to :-
54.1 State my disappointment at the standard of investigations conducted by the authorities into the circumstances surrounding the murder of Altantuya Shaaribuu.
54.2 Bring to the notice of the relevant authorities the strong possibility that there are individuals other than the 3 accused who must have played a role in the murder of Altantuya Shaaribuu.
54.3 Persuade the relevant authorities to reopen their investigations into this case immediately so that any fresh evidence may be presented to the Court prior to submissions at the end of the prosecutions case.
54.4 Emphasize the fact that having been a member of the Royal Malaysian Police Force for 17 years I am absolutely certain no police officer would shoot someone in the head and blow up their body without receiving specific instructions from their superiors first.
54.5. Express my concern that should the defence not be called in the said murder trial, the accused, Azilah and Sirul will not have to swear on oath and testify as to the instructions they received and from whom they were given."
What was P. Balasubramaniam's real agenda or was there one? My view then was that he was probably being paid to come up with the 1st SD.
After his 2nd SD the next day, he disappeared and he did look shaken during the press conference.
Our obvious conclusion was that he was forced to retract and threatened with nothing less than death to him and his loved ones. My opinion was that he was probably induced by a combination of fear and money; didn't blame him one bit!
Now, 15 months later he re-appears to update us about his ongoing saga. Is it because he no longer thinks there is danger; perceived or otherwise? I think he is probably telling the truth about the people who forced him into hiding but the RM5 million question is the RM5 million question: Would he have crawled out of the woodwork if he had indeed received the promised RM5 million? I wouldn't think so.
In the first place, if I were Najib's people I would not pay him RM5 million to retract heresy no matter how graphic.
Dei! Thambi!!! Go back to India lah!