Jun 23, 2008

Kit Siang calls for emergency motion on Altantuya case


Veteran DAP leader and Ipoh Timur MP Lim Kit Siang has submitted an emergency motion to Parliament to debate blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s latest allegations concerning the Altantunya Shaariibuu murder.

In a recent statutory declaration, Raja Petra alleged that Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's wife Rosmah Mansor was at the murder scene of the Mongolian national.

KUALA LUMPUR: Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timor) has submitted a notice calling for an emergency motion to discuss allegations by online news portal Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin over the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case.

In his notice, Lim said the credibility and legitimacy of the Government would suffer a mortal blow if the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and those named in the allegations remained silent on the matter.

Copies of the notice were distributed to reporters in the Parliament Lobby.

Lim repeated the statutory declaration by Raja Petra who claimed that he was reliably informed that three people were present at the scene when Altantuya's body was blown up.

"He (Raja Petra) said these three people have thus far not been implicated in the murder nor called as witnesses by the prosecution in the ongoing trial at the Shah Alam High Court.

"He was aware that it is a crime not to reveal evidence that may help the police in its investigation of the crime,” Lim said.

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