YOURSAY ‘Private eye Bala’s sacrifices have not been entirely in vain after all.’
Kim Quek: The late private investigator P Balasubramaniam had acted bravely to prevent the truth being buried so as to avert a miscarriage of justice, for which he and his family had paid dearly for incurring the wrath of the mighty powers-that-be.
Though he had not quite succeeded in seeing justice done, his courage and sacrifice are gratefully acknowledged by all right-minded Malaysians.
It is gratifying to note that his ever faithful lawyer Americk Sidhu is now seeking justice and compensation through the court for the family for the suffering they had gone through.
Though the suit is not directed at the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case, its proceedings will nevertheless be helpful in enlightening the nation on the hidden truth of the case.
In that sense, Bala’s sacrifices have not been entirely in vain after all.
Gerard Lourdesamy: The suit is being filed by Bala's wife and children as is their right in law.
Let the High Court decide and whether they succeed or not, I am certain that they have been advised by their lawyer, who is an experienced and senior member of the Bar.
Based on the facts, they seem to have a reasonable cause of action to go to trial although I suspect the defendants will try to strike out the suit.
As for the investigation in France, the French courts have not decided whether to issue warrants of arrest but it is a possibility if suspects or witnesses do not cooperate.
Again, they are not specifically investigating the Altantuya case but allegations of corruption in the Scorpene submarine contract involving Malaysia.
French President Francois Hollande does not have a spouse and is separated from his long-term girlfriend.
So PM Najib Razak’s wife Rosmah Mansor was entertained by the wife of the prime minister when she was on a private visit to Paris for some worthless fashion show as an excuse to shop.
Magnus: This is certainly good timing, so good luck to the plaintiffs for due justice. Like I said earlier, Bollywood script writers must be enviously drooling.
Dont Just Talk: With Najib as the sitting prime minister of Malaysia, the filing of civil suit against him and his wife Rosmah will be an exercise of futility.
Even the murder of the late Mongolian model Altantuya, who was blown to pieces with C4, a controlled explosive, ended with no conviction whatsoever.
Bala’s wife AS Selvi should just save her money for the education of her three children, instead of throwing good money after bad ones.
Boonpou: I personally do not think any justice will possibly come out of this law suit but then again, at least, if the defendants were to appear in court, if that is even possible in any Malaysian court, we shall get to see Najib and Rosmah in the witness stand in person.
If that should happen, please do the public a favour (and I am getting tired of substituting the public with the Malay word ‘rakyat’ since the latter has such an empty ring to it), please buff up your face with whatever substances, medically legal or otherwise, so that you can appear in court looking naturally and healthily young.
Forget about being beautiful. Wait, would I be sued for making such a suggestion? Will Malaysia become the most litigatious country in the world, overtaking the United States?
Doc: Yes, Najib and Rosmah should counter sue PI Bala's family members. Also they should sue Malaysiakini for highlighting this article.
I also suggest that Najib and Rosmah sue Anwar too. After all, most of the bad stuff that happens to this country and Najib is always due to Anwar.
Also best to sue Altantuya too as she is the cause of this fiasco befalling Najib and tarnishing his name. I think it is also wise for Najib to sue Americk Sidhu for helping PI Bala's family members to sue him.
I guess this should cover all the parties that Najib should sue and exercise his natural born right to sue.
Onyourtoes: Dear PM, can’t you see all these accusations (as contained in the law suit) are even more grievous to you, Rosmah, and your brothers than what was written in Malaysiakini’s Yoursay column which you have now commenced legal proceeding?
Hplooi: I hope they have watertight evidence. And such 'water tight' evidence should be kept in a water-tight safe place. If immigration record can be erased, the possibilities can be endless.
CQ Muar: By the grace of the Almighty, may the truth prevail and justice served, as had often been quoted by Malaysiakini commenters: "He who sows, must reap..."
And so, as the final curtain comes down on him, Najib will probably sum up with this requiem: "Under the wide and starry sky, dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die..."
Casey: 19th century poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, had this to say of slow but sure divine retribution:
Though the mills of God grind slowly;
Yet they grind exceeding small;
Though with patience he stands waiting,
With exactness grinds he all.
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