Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Najib on clearing the air over Altantuya allegations - NSTP e-Media

Missing PI makes contact with nephew - Malaysiakini

By Andrew Ong

Private investigator P Balasubramaniam has finally broken his silence and made contact with his nephew R Kumaresan late last night via a short telephone call.

"He said he was okay, but could not talk freely," Kumaresan, who stressed this point several times.

Balasubramaniam, his wife and three children vanished without a trace last Friday following his retraction of a stunning statutory declaration which implicated Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak in the murder of Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Kumaresan, who is said to be very close to Balasubramaniam's family, said that he also managed to talk to the private eye's wife during the brief exchange, who also said that she was "okay".

However, Kumaresan said that he was still unaware of the whereabouts of his uncle and was coy when asked about further details of the conversation.

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翁诗杰:多元化思维未普及‧马华暂不宜开放门户 - Sin Chew Daily








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No-confidence issue is not over, says SAPP - The Star

By Lee Yuk Peng

KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah Progressive Party’s (SAPP) deputy president Datuk Eric E. Majimbun (BN - Sepanggar) does not rule out the possibility of filing a vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in future.

The party may do so at other times when the political scenario and ground sentiment deem suitable for such action.

At the moment, Eric said it was not suitable to do so.

"I (would) never say it is off," said Eric when asked by reporters at the Parliament Lobby on Tuesday.

Asked whether the party had sent the motion to the Speaker, Eric said "not yet" but the party may do so “ when the time comes.”

Eric, however, thanked the Government for paying more attention to Sabah now.

Asked whether he would leave Barisan Nasional to join the Opposition, Eric said: “We never say we are out of Barisan.

“We are still in the SAPP,” he said.

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Mahathir: There’s a concerted campaign against Najib - The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is convinced that there is a concerted campaign against Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and that “somebody is behind it” besides Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

The former prime minister said he could not understand why the Deputy Prime Minister was coming under constant attack, adding that he believed the allegations against Najib were all hearsay.

“There is a concerted campaign against Najib. I don’t know why. Not just by Anwar but also by this other chap (Malaysia Today editor) Raja Petra (Kamaruddin) and also a number of others.

“Somebody is working behind this, maybe to undermine Najib’s possibility of challenging the Prime Minister,” he said after calling on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is here to attend the 6th Developing Eight Nations Summit.

Dr Mahathir said there was no proof to the allegations against Najib.

“You can’t just say that I heard somebody did this. This is not proof,” he said.

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Saiful breaks silence and dares Anwar - NST

KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan lashed out yesterday against Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

In a posting on his Friendster social networking web-site page yesterday, Saiful issued a challenge to Anwar to swear on the Quran if he was not guilty (of sodomy).

In a police report lodged on June 28, Saiful had accused Anwar of sodomising him.

In the posting, Saiful said the righteous would stand while the wicked would fall.

Saiful was referring to Perlis Mufti Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin's suggestion that the sodomy allegation against Anwar be solved through a mubahalah.

Mubahalah is an old Islamic practice where the disputing parties would swear on the Quran that they were telling the truth and pray that God's curse would befall the lying party.

Last week, Mohd Asri said that Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, who is also Kelantan Menteri Besar, was suited to be the mediator, due to his huge influence in Islamic society.

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