Johari: C4s used by soldiers and cops
Pauline Puah and B.Suresh Ram
The Sun, Dec 7.
Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Mohd Johari Baharum says C4 explosives were not only used by the army but also the police Special Action Unit (Unit Tindakan Khas).
However, Johari declined to comment further on the murder of a Mongolian beauty in which C4s were believed to have been used.
"I can't give any information as the case is now in the court," he said in his winding up speech for the ministry in Parliament today.
On the fiery speeches by some Umno members in the recently-concluded Umno general assembly, Johari said the police had completed its investigations and the investigation papers have been submitted to the Attorney-General (A-G) for a decision.
When quizzed on the proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), Johari reiterated that the matter was still being studied by the A-G.
Earlier, Karpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor) in his debate urged the police to investigate whether the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu is related to any minister.
He said the police should also probe the statement made by the wife of high-profile political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda who has been charged with abetting in the murder.
"Can the police get a statement from her to determine what she meant by saying 'He is a good man. He is not the prime minister of this country. He doesn't want to be one?' What did that mean?" he asked.
Karpal Singh also claimed that the C4 explosives used to blow up the body of Altantuya after she was killed could only be found in the Defence Ministry, not in any police station or Bukit Aman
"So what was the link of the Defence Ministry (with the case)?" he asked.
At this juncture, Deputy Speaker Datuk Dr Yusof Yacob interjected. Citing the case was in the court now, he tried to stop Karpal Singh from making further comments about the case.
Karpal Singh explained that although the case was in court, it does not prohibit the police from carrying out investigations.
He then raised another question: "Why was Altantuya's body exploded. Why was she was blown up? Was she pregnant? Was this why she was exploded? Can we investigate this aspect?
"Some said the case involved highly placed people. If so, who is this highly placed minister? Is the police afraid to investigate because it involved a highly placed minister?"
Karpal Singh said the Mongolian government is monitoring the case daily.
Seeing Karpal Singh had no intention to stop talking on the topic, Badruddin Amiruldin (BN-Jerai) said: "The case is in the proceeding (court proceeding). How can we debate this?"
Lending support to his party colleague, Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang said everyone must remain rational about the case and that issues concerning public interest should be allowed to be debated.
Karpal Singh said: "The most important thing in the case is don't erase whatever that's needed to be exposed."
His speech ended when Yusof ruled his time for the debate had ended.
The Budget 2007 Bill was passed by the Dewan Rakyat after 32 days of debate.