YOURSAY 'Shouldn't the authorities be investigating the allegations by Bala since they have evidence of the money paid and the sale-and-purchase agreement?'
RPK on warpath with PI Bala
Fairnessforall: "Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK), who is in self-imposed exile in United Kingdom, alluded that his SD (statutory declaration) was based on information ‘planted' by PKR leaders desperate to prevent Najib (Razak), who was then deputy prime minister, from succeeding Abdullah Ahmad Badawi."
So is RPK saying that all his stories were made up and there was no truth in them since he claimed that this was information planted by PRK leaders. It means RPK did not check and ensure that the information was true, he just went ahead and posted them and did the SD.
Ferdtan: "What is Malaysiakini and Bala trying to do?" screamed RPK. "Well, I shall have to hit back I suppose and tell my side of the story. War is war."
War against who? Against the rakyat like us who don't believe in what he was doing? Exactly what did private eye P Balasubramaniam say that made him go ballistic to a point of hinting that Bala might be involved in the killing of Altantuya Shaariibuu? Bala, without mentioning name, just said "they already got ‘good news' from Perth".
Raja Petra is a tragic hero who has one major flaw, and the audience usually feels pity, sympathy, empathy and compassion for him.
Beyond that, there is only utter disgust from the public. In terms of support from the rakyat, he is a millionaire turned pauper overnight. Even playwright Shakespeare would have wept at such tragic turn of events.
Anonymous #32993250: Common sense would dictate that if PI Bala was involved even remotely in the Altantuya murder, he would have been skinned alive and charged in court and he would not be brave enough to come out multiple times to taunt the authorities. This is proof enough that RPK is playing a double game.
Abasir: RPK admits to being conned by what he now claims is a 'planted story' . We may therefore conclude that the fellow is nothing more than a not-so-smart trader who picks up titillating stories from various suppliers and puts them out for public consumption... without any due diligence.
If you remove the mask of propriety, he is nothing more than a cheap purveyor of political bull who gets his thrills by being in the public spotlight.
Odin: The matter of the murder of Altantuya must be resolved and put to rest once and for all. It is an embarrassment to Malaysia.
Both the scion of a supposedly royal family and the private investigator may or may not be telling the whole truth.
I think the best thing to do is to start with businessman Deepak Jaikishan. Get him to explain why he paid out RM100,000 in cash as well as give a one-half million ringgit condominium to the private eye.
But who will do that? The police won't. The MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) won't. The AG (attorney-general) won't. Nobody who has the authority will. So, we are left with having to hear yet more accusations and counter-accusations.
Meanwhile, Altantuya's soul does not rest in peace. If we believe in life in the hereafter, let's hope that her soul will haunt all the culprits till they get stark raving mad.
Pemerhati: All we need to do to find out if RPK is telling the truth or has become another one of the many despicable lackeys of PM Najib and Umno is to ascertain if what Balasubramaniam (one word) says about Bala Subramaniam (two words) is true. A little bit of investigation by Malaysiakini reporters here might help.
Recent actions of RPK strongly indicate that he has sold his soul to the devil (i.e. Umno and Najib). If it is found that what Balasubramaniam says is true, then it will mean that RPK's website has a serious credibility problem.
Survivor: RPK is not to be believed. The reason is very simple. If one or either Balasubramaniam(s) has been involved in the Altantuya murder, it would not have taken this long for Abdul Razak Baginda or the other big guy to take this long for RPK to reveal it.
They would have nailed him a long time ago and the saga would have been closed. Do you think that Balasubramaniam can come in and go out of the country at ease if he is seriously believed to be the killer or a party to the killing.
RPK, being always vengeful as a person, has made a blunder or deliberately create this new fiasco.
Tholu: At one time, I never missed reading RPK's article in his Malaysia Today blog. I have ceased doing so now because I realised that his articles now fall under the magic-realism genre - mixing facts with fiction.
Highly imaginative and conceptualised ideas have now crept into his writings. The contents of his articles have now metamorphosed into fantasy novels just like the stories spun by Umno-BN politicos.
Fair Play: Strange as it may sound, RPK's persistent attacks only lend credence to PI Bala'c claims.
Mikey: I stopped reading Malaysia Today blog long, long ago. Even when RPK was still pro-opposition. Why? Because I felt he had gone over the edge, that he wasn't interested in truth, and dealt in innuendo and half truths. It's very sad for an educated man.
James1067: The fact points to that one is spinning and another is telling the truth. The other fact is that a Mongolian woman was murdered and two police officers with no motive to kill are in prison and the people who gave the instructions are free to wander around.
Let's just concentrate on this truth and not speculate as some people out there want to confuse us.
Anonymous_40c3: Shouldn't the authorities be investigating the allegations by Bala since they have evidence of the money paid into the bank account and the sale and purchase agreement?
Bob Teoh: Why carry such a long story about someone who went from hero to zero under 10 seconds. This is a new Olympic record surely.
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