KUALA LUMPUR: Jul 4, 2008
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should go on leave until allegations about his involvement in the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu are cleared, said DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang.
In a statement issued, Lim said private investigator P. Balasubramaniam’s statutory declaration yesterday had “challenged the truth and veracity of various statements and denials by Najib”.
“Najib, as well as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, cannot allow Balasubramaniam’s statutory declaration to go unchallenged as it raises grave fundamental issues as to their fitness to hold high political offices.”
He added that the issues brought up by Balasubramaniam were of urgent public importance, which Parliament should take immediate cognisance by having an immediate debate.