This is probably one of the funniest pre-new year jokes I have ever heard. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) is seeking a formal request from private investigator P. Balasubramaniam to enable the graft busters to probe allegations he has made about the circumstances surrounding the death of Altantuya Shaariibuu.
Bala has made a series of sensational claims that Najib knew murdered Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu and his brother Nazim and a businessman linked to the prime minister’s wife made him retract a statutory declaration on the case.
Earlier, he had indicated his willingness to cooperate with the MACC and conveyed his intention via an email.
Bala's lawyer, Americk, is puzzled with the latest response from MACC;
"I am not sure whether we can consider the MACC's response as positive as all they have asked is for me to reiterate what I have stated earlier in a formal format.
"In this day and age I am not sure why the MACC consider an email not 'formal'."
MACC sounds like any other typical government agencies which lacked the initiative to perform their duty.
They should at least follow the proactiveness of the police. The police jumped into action when Penang CM and Dap Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng called Teoh Beng Hock's death a 'murder' instead of a 'homicide'.
The police did not have to wait for Lim to send them a request to probe him.
So, is MACC going to conduct a probe or not?
PM Najib, Nazim and Rosmah should lodge police reports against Bala's very damning allegations. How can this be frivolous?