Karpal Singh is an expired dinosaur, says Zul Noordin

Written by Chua Sue-Ann, The Edge

Independent member of parliament Zulkifli Noordin on Thursday, March 25 dismissed demands by DAP Chairman Karpal Singh to name the persons who allegedly ordered Zulkifli to implicate the prime minister in the death of Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu.

The Kulim-Bandar Baharu MP on Wednesday claimed he was ordered to obtain sworn statements to link Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor in Altantuya’s murder with Zulkifli revealing that he was offered “rewards” for the “mission”.

The allegations were brought up again on Thursday when Karpal (Bukit Gelugor-DAP) used his time on the royal address debate to challenge Zulkifli to expose who had given the orders.

Karpal also challenged Zulkifli to also lodge a police report, warning that making a false report could land the latter with a criminal charge.

When approached for comment, Zulkifli repeatedly maintained, “This has nothing to do with him (Karpal). This has nothing to do with Karpal unless he feels it (terasa)”.

To repeated questions, Zulkifli said he would not reveal more details as he had “said enough” on Wednesday and that his intentions were not to embarrass people but to show “the severe culture of slander”.

Zulkifli, who was recently sacked from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), also said preparations were underway for him to meet with Najib but declined to reveal what he would tell the prime minister.

“That’s between me and the prime minister. Are you the prime minister?” Zulkifli quipped.

While laughing off Karpal’s challenges, Zulkifli retorted against the DAP veteran, “Karpal dinosaur luput. You can quote me” and “Karpal naik kapal”.

Zulkifli had briefly acted as defence lawyer for Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, one of the two special action force officers accused of murdering Altantuya, while Karpal had held a watching brief for Altantuya’s family during the lengthy trial in 2007.

Azilah and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar were found guilty and sentenced to death by the Shah Alam High Court in April 2009 for the murder.