Friday, December 14, 2012

THERE IS NO ESCAPE: Najib, Gani must respond to the latest Altantuya allegations

Written by  Gobind Singh Deo
THERE IS NO ESCAPE: Najib, Gani must respond to the latest Altantuya allegations
Malaysia will forever remain in a dark cloud over the killing of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu because of the failure on part of our criminal justice system to secure complete justice for her.
We have failed until now to explain why Altantuya was killed and more importantly who directed her killing.
The recent claims by Deepak Jaikishan surrounding the making of a statutory declaration has added more fuel into a fire which just cannot seem to be put out.
The Attorney General Tan Sri Gani Patail, should respond to the allegations made by Deepak that "justice has not yet been done "in the case involving Altantuya
Deepak was earlier reported as saying:
"Whoever actually killed her, who actually instructed her killing, should be responsible. They must take the responsibility."
This question has been asked again and again. The AG should tell us, who ordered the killing and why? This is the most important aspect of the case which has not been answered until now.
This angle ought to have been probed further during the trial of those who were charged with her murder. It is basic in all cases like this that motive is established. The prosecution owe the family of the deceased and the general public a duty here.
It is also surprising to note the Prime Ministers silence in this matter.
The Prime Minister has in past cases involving suspicious deaths, recognized the need for full 'no stone unturned' inquiries so as to get to the truth and so as to find justice and closure for the deceased and the families of the deceased.
Why is it different with Altantuya? Why are we not pressing for answers to these most important aspects of the case? Isn't the Prime Minister as head of the government interested to know what actually happened more so given the manner in which the murder was executed?
It is said that "Justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done".
I challenge the Prime Minister to direct a full inquiry into these aspects of this case. We must get to the truth. The truth must prevail.
With the election looming, the Prime Minister cannot afford to have this problem hoovering over his head. If he feels there is no need for further inquiry, and that the earlier investigations have answered all questions, then he should tell us, what does the investigation reveal?
Who ordered the killing of Altantuya and why?

GOBIND SINGH DEO is the DAP MP for Puchong

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