MAHATHIR SAYS ALTANTUYA SAME SHIT DIFFERENT DAY TAKE OUT NAJIB THE GHOST WILL DISAPPEAR
“So it has become quite clear that Altantuya was very much involved in the Scorpene scandal, and has even supporting facts to show that she was indeed in France,” Gabriel said in the Malaysiakini report.
“The question that begs to be answered now is what was her real role in the entire negotiations?” she asked.
Very much involved? Really?
It is true that according to document 136, DCNI (which is DCNS’s sales arms) finance and administration director Gérard-Philippe Menayas is quoted as telling the French police that DCNI, through its related companies, had paid for the traveling expenses of “Abdul Razak and his interpreter Altantuya”. But he did not state if the expenses were for a trip to France.
He also said that he was informed of this fact in 2005/2006, “three years after the fact”, which means the payment was made sometime in 2002/2003.
Both Abdul Razak and Altantuya (in her police report made at the Jalan Tun HS Lee police station on Oct 19, 2006) had said that their affair started sometime in 2004.
Abdul Razak had admitted of having a relationship with Altantuya is an affidavit filed during the murder trial. He had said that he met Altantuya in November 2004 and broke off with her after a year, which resulted in her allegedly blackmailing him and demanding money from him.
Altantuya meanwhile said in her police report, made days before she was murdered, that she had come to Kuala Lumpur “to see my boyfriend” and that she had been his lover for two and a half years.
She admitted “blackmailing him”, understanding that “he doesn’t loves me anymore” and that she wanted “money from him to go back”. She said that Abdul Razak had “lied to me to help and ruined my life
Confidential investigative documents submitted to the French trial on the alleged corruption in the DCNS sale of 2 Scorpene submarines to the Malaysian government are being “twisted” to help Prime Minister Najib Razak “damage-control” his way out of the escalating scandal that may force his ouster from power.
Malaysian NGO SUARAM, which filed the complaint that led to the French probe, slammed a recent news article suggesting that murdered Mongolian ‘party girl’ Altantuya Shaariibuu had never entered France and insinuated her connection to Scorpenes corruption case was a mere figment of the Opposition’s imagination.
The article entitled French probe: Altantuya never entered France was published earlier this week in a news portal linked to Raja Petra Kamaruddin, a former pro-Opposition blogger who has since switched allegiance to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling Umno party. It was picked up and carried by the MCA-owned theStar newspaper (scroll below to read the full articles).
Najib has of course been accused of involvement in Altantuya’s murder, which he has denied, although 2 of his former bodyguards have been sentenced to hang for the killing. His close friend and Scorpenes negotiator Razak Baginda was also controversially acquitted of having abetted the bodyguards in the murder.
“SUARAM finds the report on the FMT misleading and insincere,” Cynthia Gabriel told Malaysia Chronicle in an email statement.
Leaving out key pieces of information
The FMT report had said a French police investigation revealed that a person named Altantuya Shaariibuu had never entered France from 1999 to 2006. It then hedged its claim by admitting that:
“it is possible that Altantuya could have entered France under another name. It is a known fact that she was also known as “Amina Abdullah”. It is also possible that she could have entered France through a neighbouring European Union country.”
“Their investigation finds that there are no immigration records of an “Altantuya Shaariibuu” entering France in that period, raising a red flag on the existence of a photograph of the Mongolian, Najib Tun Razak and Abdul Razak Baginda in Paris, allegedly taken between 2004 and 2006.”
Cynthia questioned how the FMT article could reach such a conclusion when document 54 which the FMT article took its information from “also has another important piece of information which was not reported in the FMT”.
“Noting in particular that a person by the name of SHAARIYBUU Bayasgalan born on 26 February 1979 in Mongolia was issued a temporary residency card on the French territory valid from 27 August 2004 to 26 November 2004. The address declared was 18 rue Houdon in Paris 18.”
“So it has become very likely that Atantuya travelled on a different name,” said Cynthia.
No connection? Altanutya’s name and position as translator was SPECIFICALLY mentioned!
Another document 136 that records an interview between the French police and former DCNS Financial Director Gérard-Philippe Menayas also specifically mentioned Altantuya by name and stated her position as Baginda’s interpreter.
“Mr. Jean-Marie BOIVIN told me that Mr. SOUVAGEOT from ARMARIS asked him to take charge part of Mr. Baginda’s expenses via GIFEN because THALES couldn’t take them into account. I don’t know for what reason, these expenses did not fit THALES. According to Mr. BOIVIN, it was about the trip expenses of Mr. BAGINDA with his interpreter Madame Altantuya SHARIBUU”.
“So it has become quite clear (from document 136) that Altantuya was very much involved in the Scorpene scandal, and has even supporting facts to show that she was indeed in France. The question that begs to be answered now is what was her real role in the entire negotiations?” said Cynthia.
Yet, FMT reported that the documents “revealed that DCNS officials had also informed French police that they never met a person named Altantuya and do not know who she is in the course of their negotiations for the Scorpene deal”.
“It looks another damage control attempt by the Najib camp but they are too clumsy. They are trying hard to break the connection between Altantuya and the Scorpenes trial,” PKR MP for Batu Tian Chua told Malaysia Chronicle.
“Why are they trying to do this, I think it is obvious and boomerangs back on Najib. Look at Zul Noordin and Zahrain Hashim. Both have suddenly thrown in their 2 cents worth on the case, with Zahrain saying almost the same thing as the FMT article.”
Turning the tables: Blaming the murder-corruption cases on Anwar and Pakatan
Indeed, the Umno-aligned press as well as politicians have tried to turn the Altantuya-Scorpenes table on the Pakatan Rakyat led by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim by accusing the latter of trying to smear Najib with the murder.