Self-exiled private investigator P. Balasubramaniam has dared the Attorney General (AG) to press charges against him for crossing the law, in a bid to keep alive investigations into the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder.
Better known as PI Bala, the detective resurfaced recently to write an open letter to Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail asking to be taken to court for making a false statutory declaration (SD) two years ago implicating prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his family.
The former police Special Branch officer said he was surprised the AG had closed the file on his case earlier this year despite the large amount of evidence gathered by the police and material available in the public domain.
“It has therefore come as a great surprise to me to discover that you have been unable to decipher any wrongdoing from the enormous amount of evidence the police must have been able to accumulate from their investigations,” said the detective hired by Abdul Razak Baginda, who is a close friend to Najib.
In the undated letter that appeared in the Malaysia Today portal yesterday, Bala said he had cooked up the contents of a second statutory declaration (SD) within days of disclosing salacious information linking the PM to the murdered Altantuya.
He urged the AG to immediately reopen the probe and even “volunteered” to help.
WHY is our Attorney General so eager to close the file of PI Bala ? Read the report here :
For those who do not have full access to MalaysiaKini.com, this is the letter written by PI Bala to the AG , reproduced in full ( source : MalaysiaKini.com )
Dear Tan Sri (Abdul Gani Patail),
My name is Balasubramaniam Perumal. I think you may have heard of me.
I was Abdul Razak Baginda’s private investigator hired by him to protect him from his ex-girlfriend, Altantuya Shaaribu (deceased), sometime in 2006.
Remember you charged him for her murder but he got off. Instead, two of the prime minister’s bodyguards got convicted. Stranger things have happened, I am sure you would agree.
But I digress. Let me come to the point.
I have been made to understand that you have decided to close the case involving two statutory declarations I signed sometime at the beginning of July 2008 in Kuala Lumpur.
The contents of these statutory declarations were diametrically opposed. Both could not have been true and therefore one of them was false. I trust that makes sense to you.
The police, I believe, have investigated the circumstances surrounding the making of these two statutory declarations under section 199 of the Penal Code, for an offence which carries a sentence of three years’ imprisonment and a fine. This is not a trivial offence.
The police must have interviewed my lawyer, Americk Sidhu, his secretary, the commissioner of oaths who attested my signature and a variety of other witnesses you have mentioned who were somehow intrinsically interwoven in the construction and affirmation of both statutory declarations, one way or another.
It has therefore come as a great surprise to me to discover that you have been unable to decipher any wrongdoing from the enormous amount of evidence the police must have been able to accumulate from their investigations.
Please permit me to assist you. Firstly, may I suggest that you re-open this file immediately. I will make it easy for you.
Let me admit to you that I did sign a false statutory declaration. Yes, I did. I signed a false statutory declaration. It was the second one, not the first one. The first one was entirely truthful. The second one was a complete pack of lies. I admit this.
This statutory declaration was prepared by some unknown person(s) and I was forced by very thinly veiled threats and intimidation to sign it. I have already made this known to the world at large and I am surprised your office has not picked this up as yet. Everyone else has.
If you are unable to ascertain this information which I have just provided to you directly, please feel free to contact me at this email address firstname.lastname@example.org and I shall forward to you a copy of the video recorded interview I had in the presence of my lawyers in Singapore last November, and a copy of the transcript thereof.
Otherwise you can find this information on all the blogs worth reading (such as Raja Petra Kamarudin’s Malaysia Today) and also on ‘YouTube’ (just type in ‘PI Bala’ into the search column and you will be surprised what comes up).
So you may now consider charging me for making the false second statutory declaration after the clues I have given you. I do however reserve the right to plead not guilty to the charge as I believe I have a very good defence.
Your prosecutors will also have to make sure they call all the necessary witnesses to prove their case against me. These witnesses will have to include the following personalities:
i) A lawyer named Arunampalam Mariam Pillai (who coincidentally does legal work for Deepak Jayakishan and Rosmah Mansor’s personal companies).
ii) A commissioner of oaths (Zainal Abidin Muhayat) who works in the office of Zul Rafique and Partners (Advocates & Solicitors) and who attested my signature when he came to the room in which I was being held at the Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
iii) Deepak and Dinesh Jaikishan (very good friends and confidantes of Rosmah Mansor).
iv) Nazim Razak (younger brother of the prime minister), and his wife.
v) ASP Suresh (a suspended police officer formerly attached to the IPK headquarters in KL).
vi) Officers from the Immigration Department Damansara (who assisted in obtaining urgent passports for my family).
vii) A host of journalists and reporters who were present in the lobby of the Prince Hotel Kuala Lumpur when a lawyer called Arunampalam released my second statutory declaration without my permission.
These are just some of the witnesses I can think of but I am sure you know how to do your job so that should be not a problem. I don’t want to be accused of trying to teach an old dog new tricks.
If for some strange reason my defence is called, I will also be able to provide witnesses to support what I have to say. I need not disclose who these witnesses are at this stage and I am sure you know that as well.
I shall now wait for the charge against me to be laid.
I will be more than happy to return to Malaysia to defend myself but you will have to ensure that my safety is guaranteed as there are some people who would prefer that I was not around.