Thursday, March 04, 2010

Report lodged against carpet-trader Deepak

The police has been urged to investigate carpet company director Deepak Jaikishan, who was implicated by private eye P Balasubramaniam of the Altantuya Shaariibuu case, for alleged "suspicious" earnings running into hundred of millions.

Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia coordinator Badrul Hisham Shaharin lodged the report at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters today.

NONEAccording to the police report, Badrul Hisham said he had information that Deepak's company - Carpet Raya Sdn Bhd - had recorded RM122 million in revenue and RM7 million in profit.

"The quantum of the profit and revenue is very suspicious in view that the company is registered as a carpet trader," said Badrul Hisham, who is also PKR supreme council member.

"I am skeptical about the profit made by the company because of its nature (a carpet trader), where earnings of such a huge amount is doubtful," he said.

Along with the police report, Badrul has attached information on Carpet Raya obtained from the Registrar of Companies as well as bank transactions involving the company as evidence.

According to Badrul, the evidence was obtained over a month ago but was only made public now after this had been validated.

"My sources will only be revealed if the police can ensure that further action will be taken against the carpet company," he said.

Last year, Balasubramaniam had alleged that Deepak played a role in urging the private investigator to withdraw a damning statutory declaration which drew a link between Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and Altantuya.

Allegedly offered RM5m by Najib's brother

A day after revealing the statutory declaration, Balasubramaniam issued another statutory declaration which disclaimed the veracity of the first, and promptly left the country with his family.

NONELast November, Balasubramaniam surfaced with more allegations, this time in a series of interviews which were posted on popular video-sharing website Youtube.

Balasubramaniam claimed he was offered RM5 million by Nazim, Najib's brother, to retract the first statutory declaration. Najib has dismissed the allegations as "frivolous".

Following this, Balasubramaniam's lawyers requested Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate their client's claims.

In January, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) head Abu Kassim Mohamed said the graft watchdog was willing to meet Balasubramaniam to record his statements.

It is unclear whether MACC investigations have commenced.

courtesy of Malaysiakini

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