Private investigator P Balasubramaniam, who rocked the nation which his statutory declarations on the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu, has passed away.
(FMT) - Private investigator P Balasubramaniam, who rocked the nation which his statutory declarations on the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu, has passed away.
When contacted, both PKR vice-president N Surendran and Subang MP R Sivarasa confirmed this.
Sivarasa said, via Twitter, that Balasubramaniam passed away in a clinic in Rawang which he went to after suffering from breathing difficulties.
“He was scheduled for a bypass surgery in about three weeks. Pending medication and treatment, Balasubramaniam had a follow-up with his doctors this morning in SJMC and looked fine. Unfortunately, he had breathing difficulties at about 1.30pm,” he wrote.
Balasubramaniam’s friend, M Sadasivam, 57, also confirmed to FMT that the former went for a check up at Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) this morning.
“They found that he was doing fine and sent him home. Once home, he had lunch and took his medication. Right after that, he was on the couch watching TV when suddenly he complained of chest pain and was short of breath,” he said.
Sadasivam said that Balasubramaniam’s wife first refused a post mortem and took the body home from the Sungai Buloh Hospital.
Sivarasa later advised the wife that it was best to take the body back to the hospital for a post mortem.
Balasubramaniam’s remains have been taken to the hospital again for a post-mortem. It is not certain when his funeral would be held.
Balasubramaniam suffered heart problems on March 5 and was admitted to the SJMC. He was discharged on March 12.
In his first statutory declaration, he had implicated Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor in the murder of Altantuya.
He then retracted his allegation in a second SD, following which he left the country.
Upon his return recently, Balasubramaniam swore on the Hindu holy book Bhagavad Gita that the contents of his first SD was true.
Only on Tuesday, Bala told FMT that he would rest for at least a month following his mild heart attack last week, putting the breaks on the opposition’s plans for his nationwide ceramah before the 13th general election.
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