Thursday, July 10, 2008


Police track missing PT, record his statement


Police have tracked private investigator P Balasubramaniam’s whereabout and recorded his statement in connection with his statutory declarations as well as his disappearance from the country. Bukit Aman CID Chief Datuk Mohd Bakri Zinin said BuIasuhramaniam, who was reported missing since Friday, was currently abroad and a team of police officers had been dispatched there He declined to reveal which country Balasubramaniam was currently in. “We have sent several officers there to record his statement. He is still abroad,” he told Bernama when contacted. Mohd Bakri said the police got hold of a 1 a s u b r a m a n i a m hereabout following information provided by the authorities there. He also declined to say when was it that the police came to know of Balasubramaniam’s whereabout. “There is no need to know when. The important thing is our officers are already there to record his statement,” he said. Mohd Bakri also said the police needed some time to investigate the matter. “Give us rooms to carry out the investigations without having to put up with unnecessary pressure,” he said, adding that the police would investigate the matter ma transparent and professional manner. Balasubramaniam made headlines a week ago when he came up with a statutory declaration, alleging Datuk Sen Najib Tun Razak’s involvement with Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu. Balasubramaniam however issued another statutory declaration on July 3 to retract all statements he made against Najib in the earlier declaration dated July 1. Last Saturday, Balasubramaniam’s nephew R Kumaresan lodged a report at the Brickfields police station that Balasubramaniam and his family had gone missing. The private investigator however contacted Kumaresan on Monday night and told him that he and the family were safe. - Bernama

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