MACC Needs An Instruction from PI Bala?

Khoo Kay Peng

This is probably one of the funniest pre-new year jokes I have ever heard. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) is seeking a formal request from private investigator P. Balasubramaniam to enable the graft busters to probe allegations he has made about the circumstances surrounding the death of Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Bala has made a series of sensational claims that Najib knew murdered Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu and his brother Nazim and a businessman linked to the prime minister’s wife made him retract a statutory declaration on the case.

Earlier, he had indicated his willingness to cooperate with the MACC and conveyed his intention via an email.

Bala’s lawyer, Americk, is puzzled with the latest response from MACC;

“I am not sure whether we can consider the MACC’s response as positive as all they have asked is for me to reiterate what I have stated earlier in a formal format.

“In this day and age I am not sure why the MACC consider an email not ‘formal’.”