P Balasubramaniam, the private investigator involved in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case has claimed that Abdul Razak Baginda was not involved in the murder case and that he was made a scapegoat instead. Abdul Razak was a close associate of the prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, was charged but was acquitted in the case. Bala is currently in London in self-exile.
He said “As far as I am concerned, Razak is a scapegoat. He has got nothing to do with the murder. Yes, he was financing her and he had a relationship with her, but as far as I am concerned, he is innocent. In fact, my testimony in court saved him,” His lawyer Manjeet Singh Dhillon said “What we had intended, if MACC had turned up, was for Bala to highlight the series of events in that are a conspiracy web at the highest level to keep out references to Najib. Why did they miss a golden opportunity? Because it is dangerous to people who hold the reins of power. Never in theory nor practice, do you make that decision beforehand. You collect all statements and investigate and then you decide on witnesses,”