Malaysia asks Interpol help to find missing detective
MALAYSIA: Malaysia has issued an international alert for a missing
private eye after he made, and abruptly retracted, allegations about the
deputy prime minister’s links to a high-profile murder case, police said
The detective, Balasubramaniam Perumal, disappeared along with his
wife and three children on Friday after retracting an allegation that
Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak had sexual relations with the murder
The Mongolian woman, Altantuya Shaariibu, 28, was shot in the head
twice before her body was blown up with C4 explosives in October 2006.
One of Najib’s top aides and two state bodyguards are on trial for the
“Police in the country have been put on alert to find him and we have
informed Interpol ... as well as police in neighbouring countries,”
National Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Bakri
Zinin told a news conference on Sunday.
“We are soliciting the public’s help to find Balasubramaniam, because
even the person (his nephew) who filed the missing report is not giving
his full cooperation,” Bakri said.
Najib has repeatedly denied he ever had a sexual relationship with
the Mongolian, or had conspired to cover up her murder, allegations made
on Thursday by Balasubramaniam, who was working for Abdul Razak at the
time of the killing.
Kuala Lumpur, Sunday, Reuters