The declaration is by Raja Petra Kamaruddin, a well-connected journalist who edits the web publication Malaysia Today and is on trial for sedition charges stemming from a commentary on the case. There is no independent confirmation of Raja Petra’s allegations, and the declaration was ignored by Malaysia’s government-linked mainstream media. One Kuala Lumpur-based lawyer with connections to top United Malays National Organisation figures expressed doubt about it.
“The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor cannot remain silent on the latest bombshell,” wrote Lim Kit Siang, leader of the opposition Democratic Action Party. “The credibility and legitimacy of the Abdullah premiership and government will suffer a mortal blow if Abdullah, Najib and Rosmah remain silent on Raja Petra’s bombshell allegations.” . . asia sentinel
Staronline reported that the prosecution had wrapped up their case yesterday after 124 days. Dr Shaariibuu had read RPK's statutory declaration (SD), the Attorney-General's Chambers had lodged a police report against Raja Petra over the SD and the police are studying it and Raja Petra received another warning of being possibly punished, up to two years' jail or a fine, or both if found guilty of giving a false information.