On 18th June, last year, Andrew Ong of Malaysiakini asked, in relation to the just concluded 8-day visit by Lee Kuan Yew to Malaysia : Just why did the senior statesman need a one-to-one meeting with the first lady?
A little under two years before Kuan Yew met Rosmah, one P. Balasubramaniam, the private investigator who had been employed by Razak Baginda to help try and make his ‘Altantuya nightmare’ go away, swore and made public a statutory declaration.
In paragraph 25.1 of that declaration he stated : “During this discussion and in an attempt to persuade me to continue my employment with him, Abdul Razak Baginda informed me that he had been introduced to Aminah by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at a diamond exhibition in Singapore”.
On 24th May, this year, Malaysiakini reported a statement jointly issued by Najib and Singapore premier Lee Hsien Loong announcing “a plan to jointly redevelop prime chunks of real estate in the city-state as part of efforts to settle issues dating back to their separation“, which included the relocation of a railway station from in Tanjung Pagar in downtown Singapore to the border with Malaysia by 2011.
Issues pending since the separation being now settled in double quick time?
The Pakatan leaders have roundly condemned the Tanjung Pagar deal.
Mahfuz Omar said the deal was the work of traitors.
“The decisions were made by officials who are agents of Singapore and Brunei. This is dangerous as they may rise to higher posts and present an even greater danger to the nation” , Malaysiakini reports Mahfuz as warning.
Another Malaysiakini report quoted Anwar as saying that he was “worried that the understanding agreed to by Najib was made and announced in a rush without a proper study although the matter involved national interests and sovereignty and which goes contrary to the position of Najib’s administration previously”.
Dr M’s take on the deal when it was first announced?
“I don’t know what the agreement is about”, Malaysiakini reports.
Dr M’s take now?
My sources in UMNO tell me that Dr M’s conclusions to Andrew Ong’s poser above have led to a decision among the chief of the UMNO warlords that Najib’s days in the driving seat are numbered.