It meant that he wasn’t personally aware of the fact of his declaration but only that he believed he “was reliably informed” which is the same as “I personally don’t know but I heard this from a reliable source”.
Yesterday Malaysiakini published RPK reveals his 'source' on Altantuya allegations.
We learnt that RPK's source for his highly inflammatory Stat Dec was one Lt Kol Azmi Zainal Abidin, from the Military Intelligence.
We also learnt that RPK averred: “I don’t know him [i.e. Lt Kol Azmi] well enough to trust him all the way. But the person who introduced us is a very old friend.”
“I’ve known him for about 45 years, longer than I’ve known my wife. And I trust my friend. My friend gave me his personal assurance that the story is legit.”
So would we be correct in saying RPK made a Stat Dec on a story narrated by a person he 'didn’t know well enough to trust him all the way'.
Yet in his Stat Dec he claimed he had been “reliably informed”.
After all it wasn’t his friend of 45 years who told him about Rosmah (Najib's wife) turun-ing padang to supervise the murder and demolition of Altantuyaa, but Lt Kol Azmi whom, as he confessed, he “didn’t know well enough to trust him all the way”.
Well, so much for him being “reliably informed”.
Secondly, why was Military Intelligence involved, when the killers were policemen, not military personnel? I find this very odd!
Then RPK even involved Ku Li. This was what The Malaysian Insider reported (relevant extracts):
Sometime ago, a military intelligence officer told him (Ku Li) a story linking the Prime Minister’s wife with the murder of Mongolian model, Altantuya Shaariibuu.
The Kelantan prince had no way of knowing whether the story was factual or a yarn spun by someone with a fertile imagination. He filed it away in his cranium, forgot about it and went about his business. But now blogosphere is buzzing with the veteran Umno politician’s name right in the centre of an explosive posting by Raja Petra Kamarudin. [...]
RPK, who went on the lam last month after failing to turn up in court for his sedition trial, further claims that he had checked with an aide of Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah on the information provided by Lt Kol Azmi.
An aide to Tengku Razaleigh confirmed to The Malaysian Insider today that the Kelantan prince had been told the same story by Lt Kol Azmi which allegedly links Datin Seri Rosmah and the murder of Altantuya, the Mongolian mistress of Abdul Razak Baginda, a close associate of the Prime Minister.
But he pointed out that “many people come and tell us stories.” In his blog, RPK goes on to allege that a man working for Tengku Razaleigh persuaded him to put down the allegations in a statutory declaration.
I wonder which of Ku Li’s staff persuaded RPK to make the Stat Dec? Is RPK the sort of person to require such advice before he made such a Stat Dec against Najib's wife?
Quite frankly I find that laughable, because I believe that RPK would only make a Stat Dec if RPK himself wanted to, full stop! He is such a man.
But if there was one (a Ku Li's staff who 'persuaded' RPK to make the Stat Dec), I think RPK should reveal that person's identity, instead of sprinkling innuendoes here and there.
After all, RPK has already revealed the identity of Lt Kol Azmi, his primary and most important source, so surely he can't make matters any worse.
Then the real gem of RPK's story. Malaysiakini reported:
According to Raja Petra, he had also sought help from a few other people to vouch for Lt Kol Azmi’s credibility, among them PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim through his aide, Din Merican.
;-) yes, I would imagine so wakakaka.
Now, RPK also stated in his Stat Dec that “… I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true …”
I supposed with all those people vouching for Lt Kol Azmi’s credibility wakakaka, RPK was bound to “…make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true …”.
Now, RPK also declared: “I have knowledge of who has informed me of this matter plus I have knowledge of the Ruler who has been briefed and is aware of the matter but I have agreed that I shall not reveal this information other than mention that the Prime Minister and his son-in-law have been handed a written report confirming what I have revealed.”
But alas, contrary to his vow in his Stat Dec, he has now revealed who his source had been (only the identity of the Ruler remains concealed). ;-) I wonder whether Lt Kol Azmi is related to Ramlang Porigi wakakaka.
And I find it quite implausible (sheer utter bull) that Najib’s wife Rosmah would turun padang to personally supervise the murder and demolition of Alatntuyaa, …
… just as I have found private investigator Bala’s claim that he was informed by Razak Baginda of the intimate details of the alleged Najib-Altantuyaa sexual liaison, even unto Najib allegedly shagging Altantuyaa in the posterior (maybe 'coz someone was then accused of sodomy?), with Najib subsequently informing Razak Baginda that Altantuyaa told him (Najib) that she liked it that way, too highly implausible.
If you were Razak Baginda, would you tell your hired PI (relatively a nobody) the sordid details of your foreign wife/lover/partner(?) having a jolly good shag with your good friend who is also the nation's DPM?
... he told us (via his Stat Dec) he was told by Razak who was told by Najib who was told by Altantuyaa ... you get the drift, the series of "I was reliably informed ..."?I cannot help but wonder whether this is part of the G.A.N campaign to keep the Altantuyaa-rised ‘rage’ against Najib still blazing ...
... what more with a forecast by a university don that PKR has planned 4 or 5 more by-elections in constituencies where PKR has at least a 70% surety level of victory.
If true, then PKR is into deplorable disruptive destablizing destructive politics.