Carpet merchant Deepak Jaikishan has been going ballistic with his expose on the PM and his wife on his role in assisting the ruling couple to manage and keep "P.I. Bala" under wrap after the latter's first SD on the Altantuya murder case.
Deepak was motivated to do so after a land deal which involves the PM, the defence ministry and a UMNO senator went sour.
He has threatened to publish a booklet, aptly titled "The Black Rose", to chronicle his involvement with a VIP's wife in allegedly coercing private investigator P Balasubramaniam into retracting his statutory declaration in 2008.
His past interviews with a few alternative media websites had implicated the PM's brother, a senior lawyer and a few others in the controversial case.
A LTAT linked company, Boustead Holding Sdn. Bhd., had moved in to acquire 80% stake in Deepak's company Astacanggih Sdn Bhd for RM30 million and a 200-acre plot of land from Raja Ropiaah's Awan Megah (M) Sdn Bhd for RM130 million.
The deal has failed to shut out Deepak who has vowed to continue with his "expose".
However, the PM and his wife, his younger brother (Nazim Razak) and a senior lawyer have yet to speak up or dispute Deepak's allegations.
PM Najib Razak should know that silence is not an option. He needs to break his silence to protect the sanctity and reputation of the PM's Office and position. The PM position/office does not belong to any party or individual. It is a position that comes with heavy responsibility and a need to be accountable to every action taken by the office bearer.
In order to dispel these allegations, PM Najib must speak up against these allegations. If these allegations are proven to be lies concocted by Deepak to blackmail him and his family, appropriate actions must be taken to ensure that no one shall put a Malaysian Prime Minister in such tight spot or embarrassing situation.
PM Najib owes it to us to ensure that the PM office and position is not tainted with shame and guilt.
PM Najib risks losing his credibility and his support base if he continues to allow Deepak's allegations go unchallenged!