At one of the four weddings I attended yesterday, I bumped into one of the Political Secretary of former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
When our conversation moved into the latest issue raised by Rocky Bru, the host popped up the question Rocky raised yesterday.
He denied and claimed if such a file reached Pak Lah, he would have seen it.
It could be a potential embarassment for him and Pak Lah because another source claimed Dato Seri Najib had seen the file.
Furthermore, a Jakarta based NGO, Migrant CARE, made a press release dated August 1st 2007 to inform the case involving Indonesian maid, Robengah is under investigation and their finding will be submitted to relevant authority.
No name of the Senior Minister was mentioned but a PAS blogger claimed it had something to do with a withdrawal a month earlier by a Senior Minister from contesting for a significant position in an International body.
The press release found on Tenaganita website here is reproduced below:
Migrant Care: Maid Raped by Malaysian Senior MinisterMigrant CARE did not release the name of the Minister.
We are extremely concern about the alarming increases in number of such rape and physical abuses incidents happened in Malaysia. Two years ago, we failed to advocate for an Indonesian maid who was raped by a Minister from Kedah.
We wish to express our gratitude towards the concern of the Civil Society and bloggers community in Malaysia with regards to the recent Maid Raped by Malaysian senior minister.
This case involved Malaysian Politician from the ruling party whose Indonesian Maid name Robengah is currently under Migrant Care investigation.
The nature of the case is highly sensitive and involve the national interests of both countries, we hope all the concern parties will be very patient with us because Migrant Care is as concern as the other stakeholders of this loving nation of Malaysia.
As an NGO Migrant Care shall have no political interests to tarnish the image of the politician and political party involved, nor denying the rightful justice of the raped victim.
We cordially request the interested parties please do not create any untruthful speculations before the results of final investigation of which we will officially submit to the relevant authority for their further actions.
Failure of such, then we shall seek justice through international communities.
RELA, in their national missions, has already caused significant hatred feeling among the people in the Republic of Indonesia against Malaysia despite of very cordial diplomatic relationship at the top government to government level. The role of RELA as Indonesian undocumented migrant bounty hunter has become significant security threat to the regional security in the years to come.
It is timely that Malaysia – Indonesia think tank groups seriously study the migrant workers that impacted the social, political, economy and regional security.
We believe justice will be done in accordance to the law of Malaysia through the proper channel and positive constructive engagement with the authorities involved.
Jakarta, 01 Agustus 2007
Kontak: Wahyu 08129307964, Anis 081578722874, Alex +60163121201
Perhimpunan Indonesia untuk Buruh Migran Berdaulat
(Member of Migrant Forum in Asia and International NGO Platform on Migrant Workers' Convention)
Jl. Pulo Asem I C No 15 RT 015 RW 001 Jati, Jakarta Timur 13220 Indonesia. Telp/Fax: +62 21 4752803
Neither do we know.
But one PAS blog, Jiwo Kelate linked the then Minister for Culture, Arts and Heritage, Datuk Seri Dr. Rais Yatim's withdrawal from nomination for the position of Secretary General to the Commonwealth to the case.
The blogger claimed Rais withdrew a month before the press release due to pressure from the Indonesian. Read it here.
That is PAS's blogger speculation.