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Deepak wants Najib out, Muhyiddin in

 | February 13, 2013

In an open letter to Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the carpet dealer is asking the former premier to call on Najib Tun Razak to quit and allow his deputy to take over.

PETALING JAYA: Who is behind Deepak Jaikishan? This has been the burning question since the carpet dealer decided to spill the beans on Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor.

Speculations abound, with some claiming that he is working for the opposition while there are also those who believe that he is linked to Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

Deepak, however, claims that he is acting on his own in order to protect the dignity of the nation.

But in an open letter to former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the carpet dealer’s remarks have strengthened the suspicion that Muhyiddin is pulling the strings.

In the letter, Deepak expressed his disappointment with Mahathir’s statement that Najib should ignore the allegations levelled against him.

Pointing out that Mahathir himself has described Najib as a weak leader, Deepak called on the former premier to urge Najib to resign before the 13th general election.

“I’m just concerned that there might be chaos after the 13th general election.

“So it’s best for deputy prime minister (Muhyiddin) to lead a rejuvenated Barisan Nasional for the general election,” he added.

Deepak also denied having links with the opposition and described himself as a nationalist just like Mahathir.

“We are both defending the nation’s dignity. Mahathir may think that I’m working for the opposition but it’s not true. I’m a nationalist and we will never allow anyone to compromise our nation’s dignity,” he said.

Deepak also said that he chose to speak to the media about Najib and Rosmah because he had exhausted all other avenues to get justice.

“In the last two years, I approached the courts to get justice on several business dealings that went sour, involving Najib’s family.

“Although the courts ruled in my favour, the government agencies ignored them and swept Rosmah Mansor’s dirt under the carpet. So what else do you want me to do?” he asked.

Last week, Mahathir said that Najib should ignore Deepak’s expose.

“When I was prime minister, many accused me of corruption… I don’t have to respond. Up to the people, If people want to believe him, what to do,” he had said.

Deepak has claimed to being instrumental in getting private investigator P Balasubramaniam to retract his first statutory declaration which implicated Najib and Rosmah in the death of Mongolian translator, Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Najib, however, dismissed the accusations by saying Deepak is not a reliable person.

Deepak’s Open Letter to Dr Mahathir

Also read:

Stop playing demigod, Deepak tells Najib, Rosmah

Produce new evidence, Karpal tells Deepak


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