The stakes have just got higher. No, they have shot through the roof!
In a sensational development, Anwar has revealed that a former cop has come up with a statutory declaration implicating Najib and others in the Altantuya case. Former police officer-turned private eye, P Balasubramaniam claimed that it was Najib who introduced Altantuya to Abdul Razak Baginda at a diamond exhibition in Singapore and that the Mongolian woman was promised US$500,000 as commission for a submarine deal in Paris. Balasubramaniam was engaged by Baginda as a private investigator.
Click here for Anwar’s statement in full.
Click here for Balasubramaniam’s statutory declaration.
If for the last few days the ball was in Anwar’s court with the sodomy allegations, today Anwar has firmly lobbed it back to Najib’s backhand. (Reminds me of the Hindraf demonstrators lobbing the teargas cannisters back to the police. )
If these allegations are true, “Najib is gone,” says my journalist source who was with Anwar at the press conference. “And the government could crumble.”
Doesn’t this make you wonder why Najib and Rosmah didn’t sue Raja Petra? So where does all this leave the Altantuya court case?
“Even Alfred Hitchcock couldn’t top the twists and turns in this political saga,” an analyst told me.