|RAJA PETRA DENIES IMPLICATING NAJIB, ROSMAH IN ALTANTUYA'S MURDER|
Bernama MediaBernama – Wed, Apr 13, 2011 9:44 PM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Today founder and editor, Raja
Petra Kamaruddin, has revealed that his statutory declaration (SD) linking Datuk
Seri Najib Tun Razak with the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu was made based on
information and demand by several individuals aimed at preventing Najib from
becoming prime minister.
He said he had never accused the prime minister or his wife Datin Seri Rosmah
Mansor of being involved in the murder of the Mongolian woman and that he no
longer believed the story of these individuals.
He added that these individuals were connected to several politicians including
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and that they had
put pressure on him to do what he did to prevent Najib from taking over from Tun
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi who was relinquishing the post.
"I no longer accept the story. I think it''s quite impossible. It can''t be
that the prime minister''s wife would want to go to such place; it''s a jungle.
I''m imagining, climbing up the hill, going into the jungle at night, at 12
midnight, I think it''s quite impossible," he said in an exclusive interview
with TV3 Group Editor Datuk Ashraf Abdullah in Perth, Australia, recently.
The interview was aired through TV3''s primetime news, Buletin Utama, tonight. /td>