Updates: I believe Zulkifli Noordin, by Aziz Hassan
Anwar too should ask for forgiveness by Pasquale
Tan Sri IGP, please take note by Syed Akbar
"Enough to shake one's faith". Love or hate Zulkifli Noordin, set aside the feelings for a while and consider his "confession" at Parliament today. He's making a very, very serious allegation. He's saying someone offered him a lot of $$$ to implicate Najib and Rosmah in the murder of Altantuya. [Remember, RPK's fantastic article about the PM's wife supervising the bombing of the Mongolian? Remember P.I. Bala's statutory declaration?]
General March 24, 2010 19:15 PM
Parliament: Zulkifli Exposes Bounty Offered To Discredit Najib, Rosmah
KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 (Bernama) -- Independent MP Zulkifli Noordin exposed of being offered a bounty to discredit Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor by linking them to the murder of Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibu.
Zulkifli (Kulim-Bandar Baharu), however, did not reveal who made the offer but described the generous reward as one that could "menggoyah iman" (shake one's faith).
Zulkifli, who was recently sacked from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), said he was grateful to Allah for protecting him from being involved in the villainous plot.
In mid-2009, he withdrew from being defence counsel for Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, one of the accused in the Altantuya murder case, because of serious interference from a third party, he said in his debate on the motion of thanks for the royal address in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday.
Zulkifli also revealed that he was once asked to make a statutory declaration to link Najib and Rosmah to Altantuya's murder.
"As a Muslim, we should not have malice...as far as I know, the prime minister had sworn (on the Quran) that he was not involved in the murder, and so far no one among us has been brave enough to do the same with regard to the case."
He said baseless accusations however continued to be made against the prime minister without any proof, but only relying on the statutory declaration (SD) made by former private investigator P.Balasubramaniam who never repeated the allegations contained in the SD when he gave evidence in court.
Zulkifli described Balasubramaniam as "an opportunist who took advantage of the rapacity of a devil in the guise of a human".
He said he also remembered that some time in 2004, he was asked to shame Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz (BN-Padang Rengas) by linking his son Nadim to the killing of Darren Kang, just because Nadim was at the scene of the crime, a restaurant in Sri Hartamas.
In that case, five Thai nationals working at Uncle Don restaurant in Sri Hartamas pleaded guilty in the Kuala Lumpur High Court to causing the death of the law student.
"Alhamdulillah, once again Allah saved me from being involved in 'fitnah' (making baseless accusation)," Zulkifli said.
"I hope people don't see me as being in a desperate position to expose all these misdeeds....otherwise the startling revelation made by YB Bayan Baru (Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohd Hashim on Anwar's modus operandi in trying to topple the BN federal government on Sept 16, 2008) would seem like a whimper."
Last week, Zahrain who is also an independent MP after quitting PKR, revealed that Anwar had lied to party members that Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and the Malaysian Armed Forces supported his plan to take over the federal government on Sept 16, 2008).
Zulkifli said there were too many unrighteous things he was asked to do.
"That's how dirty politics in the country is today...I have committed a few (wrongs). I take the opportunity here to apologise to those who had been victimised by the dirty political chess game, and I promise that I will meet them personally to apologise."
Zulkifli said he made the revelations today as he shared the Yang di-Pertuan Agong's expressed concern over the "fitnah" scourge when opening the third session of the 12th parliament on March 15.
"I am worried about the politics of Malay Muslims who have deviated from the path enjoined by Allah and the Prophet's sunnah. But if we don't do anything about it, we will be damned."
And now Zul wants to meet Najib to personally seek the PM's forgiveness. Read here.