April 8/12: French investigating magistrates are reportedly looking into a Hong Kong-based company called Terasasi (Hong Kong) Ltd. Abdul Razak Baginda is listed as one of the 2 directors of the company. The other director? Abdul Malim Baginda, his father:
“The magistrates have documents that show that the money was funneled from Thint Asia to Terasasi – [EUR] 3 million of it when Terasasi was still domiciled in Malaysia, and [EUR] 33 million after it was incorporated in Hong Kong…. theorize that it was part of [EUR] 146 million that may have been funneled to officials of the United Malays National Organization and Najib…. One payment was for [EUR] 360,000 accompanied with a handwritten note saying “Razak wants it to be paid quickly.”“The magistrates have documents that show that the money was funneled from Thint Asia to Terasasi – [EUR] 3 million of it when Terasasi was still domiciled in Malaysia, and [EUR] 33 million after it was incorporated in Hong Kong…. theorize that it was part of [EUR] 146 million that may have been funneled to officials of the United Malays National Organization and Najib…. One payment was for [EUR] 360,000 accompanied with a handwritten note saying “Razak wants it to be paid quickly.”Read reports from defenseindustrydaily.com
Scorpene Sting in Malaysia.
William Leong video quotes on DCNS 's various related scandals are listed here for further reading.
DCNS's operations face questions across almost the entire globe, including in Pakistan, Malaysia, India, Saudi Arabia and Chile, with bribes. DCNS has a heritage of 350 years. Read Noose tightens in French defense scandal By Asia Sentinel Oct 05, 2011 11:44AM UTC
Also read Malaysia's Submarine Scandal Surfaces in France Written by John Berthelsen Friday, 16 April 2010
And read too: Taiwanese Frigate Scandal Resurfaces
Plus: Political scandal brews over 11 Frenchmen killed in Pakistan
Also: Karachi Scandal Rocks French Political Establishment outlined by Mackenzie, Christina 5:59 PM on Nov 23, 2010
Joseph Breham, a lawyer with Solicitors International Human Rights Group and a member of Bourdon's team, said in London last week that DCNS often budgeted as much as 8 to 12 percent of its total receipts as "commissions" paid to grease sales of armaments in third-world countries. He also revealed that DCNS's former finance director had written memos in which he alleged that RM131.5 million of the RM540 million had been used for "commercial engineering", a term Breham said had no legal meaning. Breham (left) said that in France, before 2002, any money used to bribe foreign officials was tax deductible. When the former finance director of DCN made a claim for the RM131.5 million allegedly used to bribe the Malaysians for the purchase of the Scorpenes, the French minister of budget questioned such a large bribe, although he did eventually authorise the tax break. VIA
M'sians will pay Zahid way to Paris
"To know the truth about whether there had been corruption and to seek justice for the death of a Mongolian national on our soil is the right of every Malaysian taxpayer.” 'Zahid, M'sians will pay your way to Paris'
10:31AM Apr 25, 20
Last Thursday Apr 19, the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance accepted Suaram’s witness list, which names Najib, his close ally Abdul Razak Baginda and Ahmad Zahid.
Najib has previously denied being involved in the case which is allegedly mired in corruption and the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu by members of his security detail then.
Suaram director Dr Kua Kia Soong, Malaysian lawyer Fadiah Nadwa and lawyer Joseph Breham at the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris after meeting Judge Roger Le Loire, presiding over the Scorpene inquiry.
The Suaram team confirmed their complaint to Judge de Loire regarding alleged corruption in the purchase of the submarines.They also elaborated on how the court in Malaysia in the Altantuya murder trial had not delved into the issue of the ‘commission’ or payment that Altantuya was asking for, the flaws in the case, and how the MACC had apparently failed to address the issue. Read More from anilnetto.com
Excerpt from aliran.com 18 April 2012
Suaram has announced that an inquiry into the alleged corruption, misuse and abuse of taxpayers money, linked to the purchase of the two Scorpene class submarines, back in 2002 will commence on Thursday, 19 April at the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance (TGI)
Suaram will also provide names such as then Defence Minister and current Prime Minister Najib Razak, Abdul Razak Baginda, Steve Sharribuu and also others that are believed to be able to assist in the investigation to know the truth about this scandal of 10 years which was also associated with Altantuya’s Sharibuu death in 2006.21 Jul 2011 French lawyer Bourdon digs deeper into Scorpene deals video
P Balasubramaniam Stories in Malaysia Kini
Images from left: 1)P. Balasubramaniam 2)Abdul Razak Baginda 3)Altantuya aka Aminah 4)Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Thursday July 10, 2008-Cops take statement from Bala
By LOURDES CHARLES
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have started recording a statement from “missing” private investigator P. Balasubramaniam whose whereabouts was traced to a neighbouring country.
Bukit Aman CID Director Comm Datuk Mohd Bakri Zinin said a Bukit Aman team left Wednesday afternoon to meet Balasubramaniam.
“It is going to take us some time to record his statement, as he must be comfortable in doing so. I cannot tell you where he is for safety and security reasons, or when he is coming back,” he added.
The statement is in connection with the two statutory declarations made by Balasubramaniam, first alleging that Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had an affair with murdered Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, and then retracting it within 24 hours.
Balasubramaniam was reported missing since Friday with his wife and three children.
Comm Bakri said the police were able to trace Balasubramaniam’s whereabouts following information provided by the authorities in that country.
He also declined to say when police came to know of Balasubramaniam’s whereabouts.
Last Saturday, Balasubramaniam’s nephew R. Kumaresan lodged a police report that Balasubramaniam and his family had gone missing.
The private investigator contacted Kumaresan on Monday night and told him that he and the family were safe. Source: The Star
Stop the campaign, PI tells nephew video- P Balasubramaniam believes that the ongoing public campaign for his safe return would instead put him and his family in danger.
Missing PI makes contact with nephew video
Wednesday, 9 July 2008-Where are P. Balasubramaniam, his wife and their children?
1. NST "Police: No agenda in Bala Case"
Police do not have any agenda in investigating the statutory declarations by private investigator P. Balasubramaniam.
“Federal Police CID director Bakri “Zinin reiterated that their investigations were not based on assumptions.
"We simply want to establish the facts," he said
"We are professionals. We do not have ulterior motives."
Bakri added that the steps taken by the police to locate the missing private investigator were also not meant to put him under undue pressure.”
2. Meanwhile the Star reports on 9th July 2008:
“Private investigator P. Balasubramaniam, who disappeared with his wife and three children last Friday, has been located.
Sources said police here with the help of Interpol traced his whereabouts to an Asean country but declined to name it or say when he would be brought back.
CID Director Comm Bakri Zinin confirmed this but declined to reveal details.”
3. Meanwhile Home Affairs Minister Syed Albar is reported by the Sun, on 9th July 2008, as saying:
"I have no comment on Balasubramaniam."
I am in no position to discuss or debate."
"So far as the law enforcement agencies are concerned... we have to make sure our investigations are not disturbed in any way."
"Otherwise there will be all sorts of allegations and charges against the police, and it will be difficult for them," he said.
"I am sure that Balasubramaniam is safe, otherwise the family members would not be asking questions," said Syed Hamid, who urged the press to leave the investigation in the hands of the police.
He added that if the police have strong reason to believe that their lives of Balasubramaniam and his family are being threatened, it is the duty and responsibility of the police to provide them protection.
4. P. Balasupramaniam’s nephew says, according to a Sun report dated 9th July 2008:
“Missing PI Bala contacted nephew
After three days of being in the dark about the whereabouts of his uncle private investigator P. Balasubramaniam, R. Kumaresan received a call late on Monday night.
However, other than knowing that his uncle and aunt are alive, Kumaresan, is no closer to knowing their whereabouts or if they are being detained against their will.
Speaking at a gathering of about 150 people organised by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) opposite a restaurant on Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, at 8pm yesterday, Kumaresan said he received the phone call which appeared as "private number" on his handphone about 11.30pm on Monday.
He said despite repeatedly asking his uncle where he was, Balasubramaniam, who sounded very formal and uncomfortable, told him that he was unable to reveal his whereabouts, and passed the call to his wife.
"I asked my aunt the same questions but she too told me she was unable to say where she was but she did say she was using a policeman's handphone to make the call," said Kumaresan, a 27-year-old IT professional.
He said his aunt told him that they were fine before he heard what sounded like a door slamming in the background and the call, which lasted about three minutes, went dead.
Kumaresan's lawyer R. Surendran said the call indicates that Balasubramaniam and family were being confined against their will and urged the police to swiftly probe his whereabouts.
(Note: In Malaysia a call indicating ‘private number’ could be either from within Malaysia or abroad)
This last report may be closer to the truth than the others?
The plot thickens, but vital questions remain:
* Where are P. Balasubramanian, his wife and children?
* Are they being held against their will, if so who is detaining them?
Bala’s wife was reported as saying:
“she was using a policeman's handphone to make the call,"
Was this referring to a Malaysian policeman, or foreign policeman?
This vitally important question remains unanswered.
Updates July 7, 2008
Balasubramaniam Perumal vanished after retracting a claim that Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak had sex with a Mongolian woman later found murdered.VIA
Updates July 5, 2008
1)On July 4,2800 P. Balasubramaniam has retracted the entire content of his statutory declaration that alleged police omitted vital information in the Altantuya murder case VIA
2)On the 24-hour retraction by Balasubramaniam, Najib said he would leave it to the authorities to take the appropriate action. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has denied any involvement in private investigator P. Balasubramaniam's sudden retraction of his statutory declaration. "I had to make a strong denial before this as it was not an issue of seeking the truth but a political ploy to influence public perception," he said, adding that he would not seek legal redress or hide behind an injunction. VIA
3)PKR is "absolutely surprised" that Abdul Razak Baginda's private investigator P. Balasubramaniam had retracted his first statutory declaration which they insist he made voluntarily. PKR vice-president R. Sivarasa believed Balasubramaniam had been under pressure by "interested parties" to withdraw the first statutory declaration that had been released on Thursday. "Other than his statutory declaration, Bala (Balasubramaniam) spoke openly about it during the press conference (at the PKR headquarters on Thursday). You can tell from his demeanour that he was speaking voluntarily.
"Then he changes overnight. This is very unusual. There are two statutory declarations and the judge in the Altantuya trial needs to decide which one is the truth," said Sivarasa who is a lawyer by profession. Sivarasa said that when Balasubramaniam first approached him about the Altantuya murder case, he advised the private investigator to get a lawyer and write down the details independently.
"I only saw the statutory declaration after it was completed," he said.
When Balasubramaniam released his first statutory declaration, he was present with his lawyer Americk. However on Friday, he switches lawyer for his second statutory declaration to Arulampalam Mariam Pillai. VIA
4) PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim promised proofs linking Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to murdered Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu will be released in the next few days. He is calling for the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry. PKR vice-president R. Sivarasah, who is a lawyer, said it was obvious now from Balasubramaniam’s statutory declaration that it would lead to a mistrial of the Altantuya case. Anwar main concerns was Balasubramaniam’s allegations that the police had suppressed evidence, adding that “such suppression could have only happened with the full knowledge of top public officials such as the IGP and the A-G. Suppression of information is a crime.
a)whether the suppression of the evidence was also the reason behind the last minute switch in the deputy public prosecutor handling the case and the reason why the DPP – Salehuddin Saidin – had put in papers for early retirement.
b) why the head of criminal division of the A-G’s chambers, Datuk Yusof Zainal Abiden, was completely sidelined from the case.
c)why there was a sudden switching of the judge fixed to hear the case.
“Did Datuk Seri Najib lie when he said he had never met Altantuya before? Did Datuk Seri Najib lie when he said that he was not involved in any commission deals for the purchase of the Scorpene submarines,” he said.
Anwar alleged the revelations showed a “clear and consistent pattern of abuse of power and manipulation of the criminal justice system” which was evident during his case back in 1998 and this time too it involved the same people – Najib, A-G Tan Sri Gani Patail and IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan.
To a question, Anwar said he had reason to believe that Najib’s people had been aware that he (Anwar) had been in the process of obtaining a statutory declaration on the Altantuya case and this was what triggered the recent sodomy allegations against him by 23-year-old Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.VIA
Stunning claims linking Najib to Altantuya I video
Stunning claims linking Najib to Altantuya II video
Thursday July 3, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: P. Balasubramaniam, the private investigator of Abdul Razak Baginda, released a shocking statutory declaration alleging the police had deliberately omitted pertinent information about the Altantuya Shaaribuu murder case.
Balasubramaniam said at a press conference Thursday organised by Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the party's headquarters in Tropicana and attended by PKR office bearers, MPs as well as lawyers.
1) Balasubramaniam had inform the police that Razak said he was introduced to Altantuya by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at a diamond exhibition in Singapore and that Najib told him that he (Najib) and Altantuya had a sexual relationship and that "she was susceptible to anal intercourse."
2) Razak told Balasubramaniam that Najib had asked him (Razak) "to look after" Altantuya aka Aminah because he did not want her to harass him now that he was deputy prime minister.
3) Razak had told Balasubramaniam that Altantuya had wanted money as she felt entitled to the US$500,000 commission from the submarine deal she had assisted the Malaysian government with in Paris; and that Najib, Razak and Altantuya all had dinner together in Paris.
4) Balasubramaniam was with Razak at the lawyer's office the day Razak was arrested for abetting in the murder of the Mongolian translator. On that very day Razak showed him and also to the lawyer Najib's sms which was sent while they were in the office, "I am seeing the IGP at 11am today...matter will be solved...be cool."
All this information about Najib was in an attempt to persuade Balasubramaniam to continue his employment with Razak according to Balasubramaniam.
PKR maintained it was Balasubramaniam who approached them about the Altantuya case and not the other way around.
Altantuya was murdered between Oct 19 and Oct 20 2006 and her body was blown up using C4 explosives.Razak is being charged with abetting with the murder while two police officers Sirul Azhar and Azilah Hadri are charged with murder.
In Balasubramaniam police statement of Nov 2006 where all the above mentioned was ommitted
which was signed under the strain & duress after being in the lockup for seven days couple with the desire to go home according to Balasubramaniam recent statement.
Balasubramaniam was a former police officer having joined the force in 1981. He resigned in 1998 when he was with the special branch and has been working as a freelance private investigator since then.
Razak first employed him in June 2006 for 10 days and again in Oct the same year.
Balasubramaniam's lawyer Americk Sidhu who was also at the press conference said his client (Balasubramaniam) decided to come up with his statutory declaration after the prosecution closed the Altantuya case on June 23.
"He was waiting for the prosecution to bring the evidence and was very surprised that this matter was not raised," he said.
Sidhu said Balasubramaniam did not say anything about the information Razak shared with him on Najib and Altantuya in court when he testified in the Altantuya trial because the prosecution did not ask him any questions about it.
He also stressed that Balasubramaniam's statutory declaration was "not a statement of truth" but rather what had been said to him by both Razak and Altantuya.
"Whether true or not - he doesn't know for sure. He just told what was told to him," adding that the purpose of the press conference was to bring to light there is "there is this evidence available."
"And if the prosecution wants to use it, Bala is available at anytime," he said.
In his statutory declaration, Balasubramaniam also said that Razak had told him that Altantuya was a great liar and good in convincing people.
He said when he met Altantuya, she too told him that she met Razak and Najib in Singapore, and they had dinner in Paris and she was promised US$500,000 as commission for assisting in the submarine deal and that Razak had bought her a house in Mongolia but her brother had refinanced it and she needed money to redeem it.
She also said that Razak had married her in Korea and asked if Balasubramaniam could arrange for her to see Najib while she was in the country.
Balasubramaniam also said that on Oct 20 after Altantuya had gone missing two of her friends showed up at Razak's home asking where she was and they came back a few days later convinced that she was being held in his house.
Following a commotion outside Razak's house, he said, he called the police and Razak to inform him of what was happening outside his front gate and that Razak told him a DSP Musa Safri would call him back on his handphone and to pass that call to the Inspector from Dang Wangi police station.
He said he did that and following the call, which lasted 3 to 4 mins, the Inspector told the two girls to leave and go see him the next day.
Balasubramaniam believe that there were individuals other than the three accused involved in the murder and that he disappointed at the standard of investigations conducted by the authorities. He is determined to persuade the relevant authorities to re-open their investigations so that fresh evidence may be presented.Balasubramaniam is pretty sure that no police officer would shoot someone in the head and blow up their body without receiving specific instructions from their superiors first.
Balasubramaniam fears his personal safety is at stake.
An Unfortunate Ijok for Najib?
3 July 2008 Press Conference at KeADILan headquarters
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