MUAR, March 16 – Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin(Pic) today dismissed social media news linking UMNO to the death of private investigator P. Balasubramaniam, and hit out at the opposition for politicising anything at all.
“Anything that happens in Malaysia is deemed to be an Umno conspiracy,” he said when approached by reporters for his comments on the issue. Muhyiddin advised the people against falling prey to such information, saying they were merely political statements.
The “slander machine” was working “25 hours a day” to churn up issues that would confuse the people and instill in them hatred for the Barisan Nasional government, he told a news conference after launching the “Hello Commodity” programme of the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry at the Pagoh Sports Complex, here.
Balasubramaniam, better known as PI Bala, died in Rawang, Selangor, yesterday of a heart attack after experiencing breathing difficulties. He had been diagnosed with coronary blocks and was to have undergone surgery in three weeks. Bala made news in 2008 when he issued two contradictory statutory declarations on the murder of a Mongolian woman, Altantuya Shaariibuu.