Beh Lih Yi reports in Malaysiakini late today, here, that well-known blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin has alleged via a statutory declaration signed at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Wednesday that Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's wife Rosmah (photo) was at the scene with two other individuals when Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu was murdered. (Read the statutory declaration, here. Read also fellow blogger Big Dog's take on this, here)
RPK was called in for police questioning early last month over an article titled ‘Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to hell’ in which he implicated Najib and Rosmah in the high-profile murder case. A close aide to Najib, political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda and two police special operations force personnel have been charged with the murder of the Mongolian national who was blown to bits with military explosives. All three have pleaded not guilty in an ongoing albeit slow moving trial and face the death sentence if found guilty.
This shocker, if indeed true, will certainly put a monkey wrench in the works to Najib's and Rosmah's ambitions. In his statutory declaration, RPK has also named the two other individuals as one acting colonel Aziz Buyong, who is described as ‘a C4 bomb expert’ and the latter’s wife, known only as Norhayati, who is also said to be Rosmah’s ADC. He further alleged that he has also been ‘reliably informed’ that Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and "one of the (Malay) Rulers" know of Najib's wife alleged involvement.
Najib is now believed to be mulling action over this explosive allegation.
(Photo source: Malaysiakini)