In Malaysiakini Cops deny involvement in PI's disappearance the men in blue are pissed off because they have been accused of ‘making’ Balasubramanin Perumal disappear - I hope you know who Balasubramanin Perumal is; if you don’t this post won’t interest you.
Apparently, Bala and his family (but minus his 2 dogs, and you’ll know why in a jiffy) are in a neighbouring ASEAN country – Sing? Thailand? - so claimed the police, who had even interviewed him there.
Additionally Bala rang his nephew asking the latter to cease ‘making noise’ over his disappearance as it wasn’t beneficial to his safety – see Malaysiakini nes article Stop the campaign, Bala tells nephew but his nephew didn't heed Bala's instruction as he went ahead and lodged another police report to complain about the failure of the police to inform him of Bala’s whereabouts.
Meanwhile, according to yesterday’s Bernama, Bala's house in Taman Pelangi, Rawang was broken into.
Bala’s neighbour, M. Sadasivam, obviously under requests to feed Bala’s dogs (though Bernama put the canine population in the singular), noticed the break-in on the afternoon of Thursday when he went across to do his neighbourly duties.
Police said the back door and the iron grille of Bala’s house were ajar, and were still investigating if there were items missing from the house, though they asserted that only Bala would know if anything was indeed missing.
But the Star said it was Sadasivam’s (or Sadasuvam, depending on whether you wish to follow Bernama or the Star) daughter, Eswary, a Form Four student, who first noticed the open grille gate.
She said: “I went to inspect and found the gate and a door leading to the kitchen opened. There was a set of keys each hanging on the padlock gate and the door.”
So it would seem, and confirmed by the police, the ‘burglars’ had used a duplicate set of keys to gain entry. Duplicate keys mean they had access to the original set (one way or other).
Now, we know at least one thing – Bala’s two dogs don’t bite ;-)
But what were those ‘burglars’ looking for?
Packets of thousand-ringgit notes? Or, more as yet unsigned Stat Decs?