A two-minute video clip of 'Deepak Jaikishan' has surfaced in pro-government blogs which points to a PKR plot to defame the prime minister and his wife
KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim had met carpet trader Deepak Jaikishan to hatch a plot to defame the Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor, according to pro-government blogs.
Posting links to a “secretly recorded” video footage, blogger Papa Gomo said it proved that Deepak’s recent explosive media interviews were the result of a plan engineered by several key PKR players.
In the two-minute-long clip, a man who appears to be Deepak was speaking to a few people off camera. Aside from Anwar, he mentions several prominent PKR leader’s names, including Subang MP R Sivarasa as well as vice-presidents N Surendran and Nurul Izzah.
“So he [Anwar] said I give you the place, whatever you want to do I help you, but you have to help me lah, of course it is understood lah,” said the man in the video.
The video, according to Papa Gomo, was proof that Deepak had met with Anwar before he began his attacks against Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor on Nov 27.
“In the video we hear Deepak saying that Nurul was the first person to contact him to see but for some reason he did not meet her,” wrote the blogger.
He alleged that Anwar had asked to meet Deepak several times in 2010 but he had ignored the PKR de facto leader until he was pressured by a bank debt that totalled RM170 million.
“Deepak’s real target is Senator Raja Ropiaah [Abdullah], the Selangor Wanita Umno chief who was together with Deepak previously in the real estate business,” said Papa Gomo.
He said that Anwar then apparently promised to provide Deepak with a lawyer (Sivarasa) for his case against Raja Ropiaah.
“Sivarasa actually instructed Deepak to mention the names of Najib and Rosmah in the Raja Ropiaah trial,” he added.
However, “Deepak” in the video said he did not do that and “Sivarasa” was angry with him.
“Anwar has made Deepak the scapegoat in his plot to slander Najib and Rosmah… but Anwar’s promise of financial aid to settle Deepak’s bank loans will never happen because we all know that Anwar is a liar,” said the blogger.
On Monday, Anwar had denied any involvement in the sudden emergence of Deepak, and instead, called upon Najib and Rosmah to respond to the the allegations.
“The allegation [that Pakatan is behind this exposé] is baseless. Look at the facts,” Anwar had said.
He had explained that Deepak’s exposé was clearly linked to a court trial, and that he had no control over court dates.
“What has that got to do with us? He wanted to adduce evidence, saying that money was transferred to the PM or his wife. What has that got to do with me?” he had said.
In the past week, Deepak had resurfaced after a period of silence, giving several media interviews in which he claimed that he regretted getting private investigator P Balasubramaniam to retract his first statutory declaration (SD) concerning murdered Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.
Balasubramaniam’s first SD had linked Najib to the murder, while the second SD claimed otherwise. Balasubramaniam subsequently went missing.