This is excerp from Malaysia Today and a comment published in it. Just for general information and to let you all know what the government media tried hard to hide..
What was Razak’s outburst all about?New Straits Times, 21 February 2008Just what triggered an outburst from political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda in court yesterday?This was the question on the minds of those present at the High Court for the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial.
The drama started before proceedings began in the morning when Razak’s father, Datuk Abdullah Malim Baginda, whispered something to his son who was in the dock.Razak’s demeanour changed and he stood up and walked back to the holding cell as proceedings had not yet begun.He turned, faced his father angrily and shouted: “Shall I shout it out?”
His father pointed his finger at him and indicated no.Razak did not let up: “I’m innocent! I’m innocent,” he said loudly before going into the cell.He did not look his normal, self-assured and smiling self when he returned to the dock minutes later for the start of yesterday’s proceedings.
But just as those present in court thought that the side-show was over, Razak started again after trial judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yasin adjourned proceedings for lunch.His father went up to him and again whispered something into his ears. Razak jumped up from his seat and in an animated way shouted: “Oh no, oh no.”He then kicked the dock gate angrily as he walked out, stunning the court room into silence. It did not end there.He then banged on the lock-up door and looked terribly upset. He was also in tears.
Those present, including family members and reporters, were taken aback to see Razak’s unprecedented behaviour in court since the trial began in June.Abdullah also appeared stunned but stood silently.A family member of co-accused, Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, then approached Razak’s mother, Datin Rohana Abdullah, urging her to pacify her son.Rohana, who was seated in the public gallery, quickly walked to the lock-up to calm Razak.
By then Razak’s counsel Wong Kian Kheong, who had left the court room earlier, returned upon been informed of his client’s outburst, and went straight into the lock-up.Wong refused to say what Razak’s outburst was about.Proceedings, meanwhile, were not disrupted.
And this is the comment :
Just what triggered an outburst from political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda in court yesterday? Just retrieved this intriguing report by "Little Bird" from crankshafted.blogspot.com/2008/02/razak-bagindas-outburst.html
Before the hearing began at 9:30 am, Razak Baginda's father had whispered something to him. This made Razak angry the whole day. Finally, about three hours later, Razak Baginda could not stand it any longer and exploded. What did he say? Reporter friends who were there said that Razak shouted again and again, "Matilah kau Pak Lah! Matilah Pak Lah! I am innocent! I am innocent!" Then he went into a mad rampage and kicked the chairs and doors in the courtroom.
Even the Judge was shocked and did not know what to do. Both the defense lawyers and the prosecution team were also all shocked. The story goes that Razak Baginda's father whispered instructions to his son to incriminate his former boss Najib Tun Razak. The instruction came from the Pak Lah camp. This was yet another deal they were trying to make - Razak Baginda's life for Najib's head. The story is that Najib is outshining Badawi in this coming general election. Najib may win big in Pahang but Pak Lah may win small or even lose his seat in Kepala Batas.
The Pak Lah camp may also suspect that Najib's people are working in the background to embarass Pak Lah in Kepala Batas. Hence the 'whisperings' through Razak Baginda's father. TheSun newspaper carried the story, complete with Razak Baginda's outburst. However, the Home Ministry asked The Sun to withdraw their first run which carried the 'Matilah Kau Pak Lah!' outburst by Razak Baginda. TheSun had to withdraw thousands of copies of their print run early this morning. Strange things are happening in the country, folks. No angels are involved. Only devils.