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According to Malaysiakini, Abdullah Badawi had come out in public to defend Najib Abdullah Razak against insinuations that Najib was involved in the murder of Altantuya Shariibuu, a 28-year old Mongolian woman who was murdered here in 2006. This was despite the fact that RPK (Raja Petra Kamarudin) had claimed that Rosmah Mansor, wife of Najib Tun Razak, was present when Colonel Aziz Buyang placed C4 explosives on the body of Altantuya. (source: Rosmah at murder scene
This was also despite the fact that a series of SMS messages between Najib Tun Razak and lawyer representing Abdul Razak Baginda before Razak Baginda was charged with abetting two UTK police officer in the murder of Altantuya Shariibuu, a Mongolian model.
Malaysia Today carried a report detailing what it alleged was an exchange of text messages between Najib and Shafee Abdullah, the prominent lawyer who represented Abdul Razak Baginda before he was charged with abetting two police officers in the murder of the model.
These SMSes – if true – raise some questions over the handling of the case and suggest that Najib took a strong interest in the investigation from the beginning.
The SMS exchange, which went on from Nov 8 to Dec 2, 2006, is likely to become great fodder for the Opposition when Parliament sits again on Monday. More so now that Najib is a cusp away from becoming the president of Umno and the prime minister of Malaysia.
In one SMS, Najib allegedly tells the lawyer that Razak Baginda – his advisor – “will face a tentative charge but all is not lost.”'
Malaysia Today said that this message raises some questions about Najib's role in the case. “Why did he mention ‘tentative’ charge and that ‘all is not lost’ for RB (Razak Baginda)? How would Najib know this before Razak was charged? These are important questions which will have ramifications, not just on this case but far beyond,” a posting on the website said.
Source: NAJIB UNDER PRESSURE, AGAIN
A Mongolian witness in court today when she revealed that murdered Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu had been photographed having a meal with a Malaysian government official named Najib Razak.
Burmaa Oyunchimeg, also known as Amy, told the Shah Alam High Court that Altantuya had shown her the photo in Hong Kong when she returned from a trip to France.
It is believed that the government official in the photograph is Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who has close ties with political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda.
Source: Altantuya murder case: Who is Najib Razak?
Now with all this incriminating evidences, why would Abdullah Badawi at least make an attempt at finding out if there is any truth in what had been alleged? Why would none of the UMNO divisions question Najib if there is any truth in the allegations? These allegations are serious and if true, would render Najib Tun Razak unfit to assume the post of Prime Minister of Malaysia, even as Deputy Prime Minister.
Here lies the weakness of UMNO. The members are not interested in digging out the truth and that is why I said and UMNO including the other components of Barisan Nasional are beyond redemption. Components of Barisan Nasional are also beyond redemption because none of them asked it there are any truth in the allegations and are like ostrich burying its head in the sand, like the 3 monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.