News bn & msm try to hide: Part 2 The return of Ghost of Altantuya – Bala’s prison without bars (Eng & BM)

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

Raja Petra Kamarudin

Q 23. What happened next? (Apakah yang berlaku selepas itu?)

A. Deepak gave instructions to Dinesh to book a room at the Hilton Hotel KL Sentral. I left with ASP Suresh to my house in Rawang to see my wife and explain to her what was happening. I was concerned for the safety of my family. Deepak had informed me he wanted me to retract my 1st statutory declaration and then to immediately leave the country with my family. I was in a state of shock as to what was happening. I had anticipated that I would be arrested and interrogated after releasing my 1st statutory declaration but I did not anticipate my family would be threatened so I was not prepared for this. As this VIP Datuk was also involved, I realised the situation was very serious. (Deepak memberi arahan kepada Dinesh untuk menempah sebuah bilik di Hotel Hilton, KL Sentral. Saya pulang ke rumah di Rawang bersama ASP Suresh untuk menerangkan apa yang terjadi kepada isteri saya. Saya sangat risau keselamatan keluarga saya. Deepak telah memberitahu saya supaya menarik balik SD pertama saya& meninggalkan negara dengan segera. Saya masih dalam keadaan terkejut akibat daripada apa yang berlaku (ugutan Deepak). Saya menjangkakan bahawa saya akan ditangkap & disoalsiasat selepas mengumumkan SD pertama saya tetapi saya tidak menjangkakan keselamatan keluarga saya diancam & tidak bersedia menghadapinya)

Q 24. What time did you arrive home after leaving The Curve? (Pukul berapakah kamu sampai ke rumah selepas meninggalkan The Curve?)

A. ASP Suresh and I arrived at my house at about 2.00 am that morning. I explained everything to my wife and told her we had to pack up and leave Malaysia that very day, as I had been instructed. I also told her to get ready to go to the immigration department that morning to apply for my children’s passports and to renew hers. I had arranged with a friend of mine called Christopher to pick them all up at 8.30 am and to drive them to the Pusat Damansara immigration department that morning with all their luggage. (ASP Suresh & saya sampai ke rumah kira-kira 2.00 pagi. Saya menerangkan kesemuanya kepada isteri saya & beritahu beliau supaya mengemas untuk meninggalkan Malaysia pada hari iu juga seprti yang diarahkan oleh Deepak. Saya juga memberitahu isteri saya untuk pergi ke immigesen untuk memohon passpot untuk anak saya & memperbaharui passpot beliau. Saya meminta pertolongan kawan saya Christopher untuk membawa keluarga saya pada 8.30 pagi ke Pusat immigesen Damansara pada pagi tersebut berserta bagasi mereka )

Q 25. Where did you go next? (Ke manakah kamu pergi selepas itu?)

A. ASP Suresh then drove me to the site at which he was burning wires where he organised his workers to do the loading onto some 3-ton trucks. We then left for the Hilton Hotel in KL Sentral. (ASP Suresh membawa saya ke kawasan kabel buruk dibakar di mana beliau mengarah pekerja-pekerjanya memunggah kuprum itu ke dalam lori 3 ton. Kami kemudian bertolak ke Hotel Hilton.)

Q 26. What time did you arrive at the Hilton Hotel? (Pukul berapakah kamu sampai ke Hotel Hilton?)

A. We reached the Hotel about 3.00 am. ASP Suresh called Dinesh to find out the room number. Both Deepak and Dinesh met us in the lobby and we all went up to the room. I had been told earlier that my family and I would be sent to Hong Kong. I said I was not happy about being sent to Hong Kong and I would prefer to go to Chennai. Deepak agreed to this. He then tried to arrange a private jet for us. This had to be cancelled when it was realised we would have to go through immigration at the airport. Deepak then suggested we go through Singapore by road, then fly to Bangkok en route to Chennai. I agreed. They continued talking to me about the seriousness of my 1st statutory declaration and that I would have to retract it otherwise they could not guarantee anything if the deal failed. Eventually Dinesh left for home to take a nap. (Kami sampai ke sana kira-kira jam 3.00 pagi. ASP Suresh menelepon Dinesh untuk mendapat nombor bilik. Deepak & Dinesh bertemu dengan kami dilobi & kami bersama naik ke bilik. Saya diberitahu sebelum itu bahawa saya & keluarga akan dihantar ke Hong Kong. Saya tidak bersetuju kerana  saya lebih suka pergi ke Chennai. Deepak setuju & kemudian cuba mengatur sebuah jet peribadi untuk kami. Ia telah dibatalkan kerana mereka sedar bahawa kami kena melalui immigresen di airport. Deepak mencadangkan kami pergi ke Chennai menggunakan jalanraya ke Singapora & kemudian terbang ke Bangkok, dari situ ke Chennai. Saya setuju. Mereka berbincang dengan saya tentang seriousnya SD pertama saya & saya kena menarik baliknya jika tidak mereka tidak dapat jamin apa-apa jika urus janji ini gagal. Akhirnya Dinesh pulang untuk tidur.)

Q 27. What else did you discuss while in the hotel room? (Apakah lagi yang kamu bincangkan semasa di hotel?)

A. Deepak was telling me how he had become very good friends with Rosmah from the time she used to visit his shop in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. He wouldn’t let me sleep as he was talking all the time. (Deepak memberitahu saya bagaimana beliau menjadi rakan karip kepada Rosmah dari waktu Rosmah mengunjung ke kedainya di Jln Tuanku Abd Rahman. Dia bercakap dengan saya sepanjang masa & tidak mahu saya pergi tidur.)

Q 28. Did anything else happen that morning? (Ada apakah lagi yang berlaku pagi tersebut?)

A. Dinesh returned to the hotel looking refreshed. At about 7.45 am someone delivered a draft copy of the 2nd statutory declaration to the hotel. Deepak went down to the lobby to collect it after receiving a call on his hand phone. Sometime later a Commissioner for Oaths arrived. He was a Malay man. I was asked to sign this statutory declaration in front of this commissioner for oaths and he attested my signature. He asked me if I knew where his office was and I said I did not. He then told Deepak to make sure he showed me where his office was on the way to the Prince Hotel. I was never given an opportunity to read the contents of this statutory declaration. (Dinesh kembali ke hotel. Pada jam kira-kira 7.45 pagi draf SD kedua dihantar ke hotel. Deepak turun ke lobi untuk mengambilnya selepas menerima panggilan dari seseorang. Selepas itu pesuruhanjaya sumpah sampai. Beliau adalah seorang Melayu. Saya diarahkan menurunkan tandatangan di SD tersebut di depan pesuruhanjaya sumpah. Beliau kemudian menanya saya samada saya tahu pejabat beliau & saya jawab tidak. Beliau memberitahu Deepak supaya Deepak memastikan beliau menunjukkan kepada saya pejabatnya dalam perjalanan ke Hotel Prince. Saya tidak diberi peluang untuk membaca SD itu.)

Q 29. Did you know at this stage that you would be taken to the Prince Hotel? (Adakah kamu tahu mereka akan bawa kamu ke Hotel Price?)

A. Yes. Deepak had informed me that he would be organising a press conference at the Prince Hotel later that morning and that he would make sure a lawyer represented me. He told me not to worry and that I would not have to say anything, just leave it up to the lawyer to talk to the press. (Ya, Deepak memberitahu saya beliau akan mengatur satu PC di Hotel Prince pagi tersebut & beliau akan memastikan saya diwakili oleh seorang peguam. Beliau cuba menyakinkan saya & memberitahu saya bahawa saya tidak perlu bercakap apa-apapun, & hanya membiarkan peguam tersebut bercakap dengan wartawan)

Q 30. What time did you leave the Hilton Hotel? (Pada pukul berapakah kami meninggalkan Hotel Hilton?)

A. About 8.45 am.  Deepak, Dinesh and I left together. I went with Dinesh in his BMW while Deepak went on his own. Dinesh did not show me where the Commissioner for Oaths office was. (Kira-kira jam 8.45 pagi. Deepak, Dinesh & saya beredar bersama. Saya pergi bersama Dinesh dengan BMWnya & Deepak pergi sendiri. Dinesh tidak menunjukkan kepada saya pejabat pesuruhanjaya sumpah)

Q 31. What time did you reach the Prince Hotel? (Pukul berapakah kamu sampai di Hotel Prince?)

A. We arrived at the Prince Hotel at about 9.15 am and drove up the ramp to the car park where we waited for further instructions from Deepak who was apparently downstairs by that time. Eventually Dinesh received a call on his hand phone and he escorted me to a lift which took us down to what looked like a type of lobby on an upper level. (Kami sampai ke hotel itu pada jam 9.15 pagi & terus naik ke tempak letak kereta di mana kami menunggu arahan selanjutnya dari Deepak yang telah berada di tingkat bawah. Akhirnya, Dinesh menerima panggilan & meneman saya ke lift yang membawa kami ke lobi di tingkat atas.)

Q 32. Did you meet anyone in this lobby area? (Adakah kamu menjumpa sesiapa ketika di lobi tersebut?)

A. Yes. Deepak was waiting in this lobby with another Indian man. This Indian man was introduced to me as one Mr. Arunampalam, a lawyer. This lawyer spoke to me and told me to just keep quiet in the press conference arranged for us in the main lobby. He told me not to talk to any of the reporters under any circumstances and that he would do all the talking. Deepak then told Arunampalam to answer not more than 3 questions from the reporters waiting downstairs and handed him a few copies of the 2nd statutory declaration to distribute to the reporters. (Ya, Deepak menunggu di lobi dengan seorang Indian. Orang Indian itu memperkenalkan dirinya sebagai Arunampalam, seorang peguam. Peguam ini memberitahu saya supaya berdiam diri ketika PC yang diatur di lobi utama hotel tersebut. Dia memberitahu saya supaya tidak berbual dengan wartawan dalam apa keadaan pun & beliau akan bercakap sahaja. Deepak memberitahu peguam tersebut tidak memjawab lebih dari 3 soalan dari wartawan yang sedang menunggu di tingkat bawah & memberikannya beberapa salinan SD kedua to diberi kepada wartawan.)

Q 33. What happened next? (Apakah yang terjadi selepas itu?)

A. At about 10.00 am Mr. Arunampalam and myself took the lift down to the main lobby where we met about 4 or 5 reporters. Mr. Arunampalam talked to them and gave each of them a copy of the 2nd statutory declaration. He told the reporters that I had been forced to sign the 1st statutory declaration under duress and that I now wanted to retract the contents. He would not answer any of the questions the reporters asked him. (Kira-kra jam 10.00 pagi, peguam & saya mengambil lift untuk turun ke bawah ke lobi utama di mana kami berjumpa dengan 4 atau 5 wartawan. Arunapalam berbual dengan mereka & memberi salinan SD kedua kepada mereka. Dia memberitahu wartawan saya dipaksa untuk menandatangani SD pertama saya di bawah tekanan & saya ingin menarik baliknya. Dia tidak mahu menjawap sebarang soalan dari wartawan.)

Q 34. Where were Deepak and Dinesh during the press conference? (Di manakah Deepak & Dinesh ketika itu?)

A. I think they left the hotel as they did not join us in the press conference. (Mereka telah meninggalkan hotel tersebut kerana mereka tidak bersama kami dalam PC tersebut)

Q 35. What happened after the press conference? (Apakah yang berlaku selepas PC itu?)

A. Mr. Arunampalam then drove me back to the Hilton hotel in his own car. He dropped me off at the lower lobby and I never saw him again. (Peguam itu membawa saya balik ke Hotel Hilton dengan keretanya sendiri. Saya turun di lobi & tidak jumpa beliau lagi)

Q 36. Did you at any time engage Mr. Arunampalam as your lawyer to appear in the press conference? (Adakah kamu mengupah Arunampalam sebagai peguam untuk PC tersebut?)

A. No. I have never met this lawyer before. Deepak was the one who arranged for him to represent me at the press conference. I never told him what to say. All this was arranged by Deepak and not myself. (Tidak, Sebelum ini, saya tidak pernah berjumpa dengan peguam itu. Deepak yang mengaturnya untuk mewakili saya dalam PC itu. Saya tidak pernah beritahu beliau apa yang hendak dicakap. Semua ini diatur oleh Deepak bukan saya)

Q 37. What did you do once you had been dropped off at the Hilton Hotel? (Apakah yang kamu buat sesampai di Hotel Hilton?)

A. I went back to the room and knocked on the door. Deepak and ASP Suresh were there. I waited in the room while Deepak was making phone calls to a Ms. Wong who I think was his secretary. She was apparently with my wife and children at the Pusat Damansara immigration centre helping my wife with the passport applications and renewal. During this period Deepak gave me RM20,000.00 in Hong Kong dollars for my expenditure. He told me he had arranged a tourist van to drive me and my family to Singapore where we were to catch a flight to Bangkok. (Saya kembali ke bilik hotel & mengetuk pintu. Deepak & ASP Suresh telah berada di sana. Saya menunggu dalam bilik sementara Deepak memanggil Ms Wong, saya fikir adalah setiausaha beliau. Dia sebenarnya telah bersama isteri & anak saya di immigesen untuk memohon & memperbaharui paspot mereka. Pada masa itu, Deepak memberi saya RM20,000 dalam wang Hong Kong dollar untuk perbelanjaan saya. Dia memberitahu saya dia akan mengatur van pelancong untuk membawa saya & keluarga ke Singapora di mana kami akan terbang ke Bangkok)

Q 38. What time did you leave the Hilton Hotel? (Pukul berapakah kamu meninggalkan Hotel Hilton?)

A. At about 1.00 pm Deepak received a phone call from Ms. Wong informing him the passports had all been done and so I left the Hilton Hotel in the van with an Indian driver. This van then drove me to the Pusat Damansara immigration centre. The driver was talking to Ms. Wong during the journey and was receiving instructions where to meet my wife and children. When we arrived at the Pusat Damansara immigration centre, I met my wife and children and we loaded all the luggage into the van and proceeded on our journey to Singapore. (Kira-kira jam 1.00 tengahari Deepak menerima panggilan dari Ms Wong memberitahu beliau passpot kami telah siap & kemudian saya beredar dari Hotel Hilton menaiki sebuah van yang dipandu oleh pemandu Indian. Van ini kemudiannya membawa saya ke Pusat immigesen Damansara. Pemandu itu berbual dengan Ms Wong & menerima arahan dari Ms Wong untuk ke lokasi di mana keluarga saya berada. Sesampai di Pusat immigesen Damansara, saya berjumpa dengan isteri & anak-anak saya & memunggah bagasi ke dalam van & terus bertolak ke Singapora )

Q 39. What happened when you arrived in Singapore? (Apakah yang terjadi sesampai kamu di Singapora?)

A. The driver stopped at the Malaysian immigration at the causeway and we all had to get out of the van to present our passports at the counter. None of our passports were stamped. We then proceeded across the causeway to Singapore immigration who did stamp our passports. After clearing immigration, we were driven straight to Changi Airport. (Pemamndu tersebut berhenti di immegesen Malaysia di tambak Johor & kami keluar dari van untuk proses passpot di kaunter. Semua passpot kami tidak dicopkan. Kami kemudian pergi ke immigesen Singapora di mana passpot kami dicopkan. Selepas selesai, kami dibawa ke Changi airpot)

Q 40. What happened at Changi Airport? (Apakah yang berlaku di airpot Changi?)

A. I changed some money to get Singapore coins so I could call Deepak to find out about our flight to Bangkok. Deepak told me our tickets were waiting for us at the Silkair counter. I proceeded to this ticket counter and collected our tickets. We all caught the evening flight to Bangkok which left Singapore at about 8.00 pm. (Saya menukar wang untuk mendapat duit siling Singapora supaya saya dapat menelepon Deepak untuk mendapat maklumat penerbangan kami ke Bangkok. Deepak memberitahu saya tiket kami berada di kaunter Silkair. Saya kemudian pergi ke kaunter tersebut & mengambil tiket kami. Kami mengambil penerbangan ke Bangkok waktu malam & berlepas jam 8.00 pm.

TO BE CONTINUED

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