Kuala Lumpur, Jan 17 – Prime Minister Mohd Najib Abdul Razak has denied allegations by carpet trader Deepak Jaikishin that he and his family members were involved in a cover-up operation linked to the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.
“Its not true. He is not a credible person,” said the premier during a press conference after chairing the BN supreme council meeting in Kuala Lumpur today.
Najib’s curt reply had broke the long ominous silence over the serious allegations by Deepak, which began late November.
The controversial businessperson, in a series of recent expose has linked the premier and some of his family members of being instrumental in paying off former private investigator P Balasubramaniam to sign a statutory declaration refuting his earlier SD linking Najib to the Altantuya.
The carpet trader made it clear that he only came forward because he believe he was cheated by Selangor Wanita Umno leader Raja Ropiaah Raja Abdullah in a land deal gone bad.
Pressed if the matter would effect BN’s chances in the upcoming General Election, Najib brushed the matter aside.
“No, its not an issue it won’t effect (BN in elections),” he said.
Asked for his thoughts on former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed’s analysis that a small win for BN in the next general election was an “empty victory”, the premier said the coalition will try its best.
“Well, we will do our level best, as we all want a strong government,” he said.