Sunday, July 6, 2008

Beware of Fish-Head Curry!

By now it’s unlikely that there are many Malaysians left who have not heard about the phone call P Balasubramaniam, the private investigator, received while with his then lawyer, Americk Singh Sidhu, which eventually led to him apparently meeting a police friend for fish-head curry, and his second statutory declaration. Well, just for the record, “Americk told Malaysiakini that Balasubramaniam received a phone call from the police soon after his [first] press conference…to report to see them in Brickfields.

‘Balasubramaniam left Americk's office and he hasn't heard from him since. Americk stressed that he was unable to contact Balasubramaniam since this news [about the second statutory declaration] broke out.’ However, we understand from the lawyer that Bala’s phone conversation with a said police officer had references to meeting for fish-head curry.

Meanwhile, our Deputy Prime Minister has asserted [see Malaysiakini] that he has “no knowledge of anything. I know nothing about him [Bala].”

Bala’s former lawyer obviously doesn’t know what happened after Bala left for fish-head curry and the Brickfields police station. Najib claims he has "no knowledge of anything.” The police are obviously not going public with anything – that is, if they know his whereabouts. Bala’s relatives are also now troubled and concerned about his well-being as they do not know what has happened to him.

After having had a chance to process much of the rather audible chatter we have been subjected to in recent days, I’m starting to get a pretty clear picture. Therefore, I thought I’d share it with you – in case you’re still confused about it all. If you take the basic ‘facts’ as we know them outlined above, the conclusion is obvious: avoid fish-head curry in Brickfields! [Or rotten fish.]