February 09, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 — Businessman Deepak Jaikishan said today he hopes truth and justice will prevail in his series of allegations against key Barisan Nasional (BN) politicians here, when responding to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's remark that his claims should be ignored.
The controversial carpet dealer, who has been in the limelight of late with numerous scandal claims, complained in an SMS statement that despite his exposes, the authorities have yet to respond in kind.
"However till [to] date, the police hvnt acted on raja ropiah's cbt... or the corruption in d bukit raja land deal which was disclosed in open court, why?" Deepak (picture) wrote in the text message.
He was referring to his recent allegations that Selangor Wanita Umno chief Senator Datuk Raja Ropiaah Abdullah had committed criminal breach of trust in a multimillion land deal.
Earlier today, Dr Mahathir advised Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak against reacting or responding to Deepak, despite the latter's latest threat that he would issue more exposes.
Deepak hit media headlines recently after going public with claims against Raja Ropiaah, and for admitting that he had helped private investigator P. Balasubramaniam repudiate the latter's earlier statutory declaration (SD) on a 2006 high-profile murder case, including finding two lawyers to draft the new statement.
The businessman has also named a number of individuals in his allegations, including the alleged lawyer who drafted the second SD, and asked today if they would dare to come forward as witnesses if subpoenaed by the courts.
"Or [would they] again claim 'demi God' status when they are asked to take the oath & speak the whole truth or even be investigated by macc or d police?" he asked, referring to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
"We all know thats NEVER going to happen, but still i will take Tun M's advise & hope that both truth & justice will prevail under a NEW MALAYSIAN administration," he added in the SMS.
On Wednesday, Deepak said he will seek immunity under the Witness Protection Act 2009 before exposing more power abuse claims involving the country's top leadership.
"I will apply for protection and write a letter to the Attorney-General (A-G) and hope he will reply immediately so I can make detailed exposés," he told reporters after meeting PAS leadership at the party's headquarters here.
The meeting took place after PAS vice-president Datuk Mahfuz Omar promised to look into the carpet dealer's request for protection after Deepak claimed he had been a victim of government intimidation.
Mahfuz said PAS was ready to provide legal help should Deepak face problems in his application for immunity as a whistleblower.
The carpet dealer had also claimed that the authorities had tried to intimidate him when they sent five police officers to bring him to "a certain officer's house" to have his statement recorded on his alleged involvement in the second sworn statement on the murder case.
The Bar Council has launched an investigation on the identity of the lawyers involved in Balasubramaniam's second SD and possible misconduct in the drafting of the sworn statement on the matter but said Deepak had refused to co-operate.
A cloud of mystery has hung over the identity of the lawyer who drew up Balasubramaniam's second SD, dated a day after his first on July 3, 2008, regarding the 2006 murder, for which two elite police commandos have been convicted and are facing death sentences.