KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak never met Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, says Abdul Razak Baginda.
“I implore all of you and the public to stop spreading lies about the DPM and his wife. I know Datuk Seri Najib and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor have never met Altantuya,” said Abdul Razak who was acquitted of abetment in Altantuya’s murder.
“Those who have spread such lies can never produce any authentic evidence because there is none.
“The truth is the truth and nothing can change the truth,” he told a packed press conference yesterday.
When asked how he knew Najib was not involved, Najib’s former political analyst smiled, looked at his lawyers and then replied: “I just know.”
Abdul Razak said he has had no contact with Najib since his release from prison and was more interested in getting his life back on track.
He also denounced the “lies” that Altantuya was involved in certain deals, such as the submarine deal.
Meeting the press: Razak holding a tape recorder to make a point that speculation will not stop even after his press conference in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
“There have been all sorts of stories and insinuations about the link between the deceased and some deals. But everyone is lazy these days and don’t check their facts.
“The purported deal was signed in June 2002. I first met the deceased in November or December 2004. I fail to see the connection but it went on and on. These are malicious lies,” he added.
Abdul Razak, who expressed his deepest sympathies to Altantuya’s family for their loss, said he was coming out to tell the truth because “I do not want to turn a blind eye and allow the liars to prevail.”
“I am caught in the ‘damned-if-you-do-and-damned-if-you-don’t’ situation. But to be indifferent is to be irresponsible,” he said.
Razak plans to do his doctorate in Britain -- Staroline
Like i always say; tidak ada angin, pokok tak akan bergoyang