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Muhyiddin: Cops may question Deepak on Altantuya’s murder

November 2, 2018

Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says police can call businessman Deepak Jaikishan to give a statement.

KUALA LUMPUR: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin does not discount the possibility that police will ask businessman Deepak Jaikishan to give a statement over his allegations linking Najib Razak (BN-Pekan) and his wife Rosmah Mansor to the murder of Mongolian interpreter Altantuya Shaariibuu.

He said if there is any new information, the ministry can then take further action.

“We can call Deepak to give a statement. The police will take the necessary action if it is needed to get more information on Altantuya’s murder,” he said while wrapping up his ministry’s 11th Malaysia Plan mid-term review.

He was replying to Ramkarpal Singh (PH-Bukit Gelugor) who said the revelations were made by Deepak in an online interview a few days ago. Ramkarpal said the recording had since been deleted.

Ramkarpal said what Deepak brought up in the interview was important to the case as it could pinpoint the motive behind the murder of the Mongolian model.

Yesterday, Ramkarpal had also highlighted the same issue at the Dewan Rakyat, stating Deepak had linked the Pekan MP and his wife to the murder.

“This is important because it happened more than 10 years ago. Are the police so incompetent that they cannot investigate and determine who ordered the murder?”

Altantuya was murdered in 2006 in the jungles in Puncak Alam, Selangor, with a shot to the head before her body was blown up with explosives.

Two policemen, who were Najib’s personal bodyguards, were found guilty and sentenced to death for the murder.

Ramkarpal said appropriate action should be taken so that it was in keeping with “the rule of law” constantly stressed by the Pakatan Harapan government.

Muhyiddin also encouraged anyone who knows the whereabouts of Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, to inform the police as it was of national interest.

He was replying to RSN Rayer (PH-Jelutong) who asked him on the offer by Hishammuddin Hussein (BN-Sembrong) who had said he was determined to hunt down Low as he wanted closure on the 1MDB scandal.

The former defence minister had said he was already in contact with his connections in China and would pay for the expenses of finding Low out of his own pocket.

“There is no problem. Anyone can help. I am sure more people from the other side (BN) may know the whereabouts of Jho Low. Now, everyone wants to know the truth. So whoever wants to help can help,” Muhyiddin added.

But Muhyiddin cautioned that Low may not be easy to nab, especially if he has assistance.

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