I am sure the statement by PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was a welcomed relief for both Najib and Rosmah and to the whole nation and to all law abiding citizens of this great country. I am also sure BABI and the gang will try something else to smear a the good name of a "man who would be king" sometime soon, so to speak. Calling themselves a good Muslims but they do behave like a Jahilliah and as usual God is greater then them. Now then, having said that I would like to see RPK to face the music and two years behind bars and to be buggered by the convicts would be a good VCD to buy and to watch! You know the thing that really rile me and saddened me is I thought RPK was a good man, and NOT a schizoid! I was wrong. It is now only within his conscience to retract what he wrote and said!
___________________________________________________________________Below are some of the reports from major papers in the world, the Star, the NST and The International Herald Tribune:
PM: Raja Petra's action unacceptable
KUALA LUMPUR: The prime minister said yesterday he did not believe Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Najib's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor were in any way involved in the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.
"He said in his statutory declaration that I had been handed a report about the murder by the military intelligence. That is not correct.
"I did not receive anything. Nothing was sent to me."
Abdullah said he was concerned about Raja Petra's allegations and had been informed by the attorney-general that an investigation would be carried out based on the statutory declaration.
In the Dewan Rakyat, Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur) filed an emergency motion to discuss the statutory declaration.
It was rejected yesterday on the grounds that the matter was sub judice.
Policemen Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar and Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri are on trial for Altantuya's murder. Political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda has been charged with abetment.
Raja Petra already faces sedition charges in connection with an earlier posting about the murder on his website.
On the inflation motion which was passed by the house on Monday, Abdullah said investor confidence would be restored by the convincing show of support for the government.
Two: The Star (Using Bernama report)Abdullah denies getting report on Altantuya case
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has refuted an allegation that he had received a written report from military intelligence over the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.
“Of course I am concerned (over the allegation by Malaysia Today blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin). What Raja Petra did is unacceptable ... because what he stated is incorrect.
“It is stated (in Raja Petra’s statutory declaration) that I received a report from the military intelligence. That is not correct,” he said yesterday.
Abdullah said this when asked to comment on the statutory declaration made by Raja Petra on June 18 in which he stated, among others, that Abdullah had received a written report from military intelligence on Altantuya's murder. – BernamaThree: The IHT:
Malaysia PM denies his deputy's wife was involved in sensational killing of Mongolian woman
Blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin signed a sworn statement earlier this month, claiming he has information linking Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak's wife, Rosmah, to the October 2006 slaying of Altantuya Shaariibuu, a 28-year-old freelance translator and interpreter.
"Raja Petra's actions are unacceptable. It is not right," Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told reporters Tuesday. "I don't believe that Najib and Rosmah are involved."
Raja Petra's claim came on top of another article he wrote earlier this year in which he implied that Najib was involved in the slaying. He was charged with sedition in May for making that claim, but pleaded innocent to the charge. That trial is scheduled to start in October.
Najib and Rosmah have denied any role in Shaariibuu's killing.
Prominent political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda, a close associate of Najib, is charged with abetting the murder. Two policemen are accused of killing her and destroying her body with explosives in a jungle clearing outside Kuala Lumpur. The three have been on trial since June 2007.
Abdullah said the attorney general has told him that Raja Petra is being investigated and "action will be taken against him."
He also rejected Raja Petra's allegation in the sworn statement that Malaysia's military intelligence had given him a report about Rosmah's alleged role.
Abdul Razak, who has top-level government contacts in addition to being close to Najib, has confessed in court to having an eight-month affair with Shaariibuu.
The prosecution contends Abdul Razak had her killed because she pestered him for money after he ended their affair. They say he used his connections to get the policemen to carry out the killing and to obtain the military-grade explosives that were used to destroy her body.
Some of Malaysia's most popular blogs offer strongly anti-government commentaries and present themselves as a substitute for mainstream media, which are controlled by political parties or closely linked to them.
In March, a court ordered Raja Petra to pay 4 million ringgit (US$1.25 million) to the state-run Universiti Utara Malaysia and its vice chancellor for publishing an allegedly defamatory article. Raja Petra has refused to pay.