Private investigator P Balasubramaniam has made shocking claims that Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had links with murdered Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.
He also revealed that Najib had also informed his close associate Abdul Razak Baginda that Inspector General of Police Musa Hassan was 'taking care' of the murder case which implicated Abdul Razak.
And he further revealed that his evidence linking Najib to the case was removed by the police in a move to protect the DPM.
These revelations were made by Balasubramaniam in a statutory declaration which he filed in July 1.
He was the PI hired by Abdul Razak to handle Altantuya, who had apparently come over to Malaysia in 2006 to settle some issues with Abdul Razak.
Soon after that Altantuya was found murdered in an isolated site in Shah Alam, Selangor.
The shocking statutory declaration was revealed by PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim in a press conference today.
Najib SMS'ed IGP
In the statutory declaration, Balasubramaniam said that he was told by Abdul Razak on Najib's links with Altantuya.
He also revealed that Abdul Razak had SMS'ed Najib on the day he was arrested over Altantuya's killing and had received a reply from Najib which stated that he had spoken to the IGP.
Balasubramaniam said that in his reply, Najib had told Abdul Razak that the matter will be taken care of by the IGP.
The PI also revealed that he had informed all of these to the police when they took his statement but was surprised that all mention of Najib was eventually removed from the statement.
Balasubramaniam also told the press conference that he was highlighting the issue now as he was disappointed the prosecution - which recently closed its case against two elite police officers and Abdul Razak on the murder of Altantuya - had not done anything to introduce his evidence on Najib.
He also said that he was not asked any of these when he testified in the trial. He was the first prosecution witness in the trial.
Anwar said that it was evident that the police and the prosecution team, especially IGP Musa Hassan and Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail, has hidden relevant information in the case and was worried that they would do the same in the ongoing probe into the sodomy allegation made against him by his former aide Saiful Bukhari Azlan.
Anwar had also lodged a report against Musa and Gani on Monday for fabricating evidence in his trials 10 years ago.