In an open letter to attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail, Balasubramaniam said that he was “surprised” that despite having conceded to signing a false statutory declaration, the police could not find evidence of any wrongdoing.
“The police, I believe, have investigated the circumstances surrounding the making of these two statutory declarations under section 199 of the Penal Code, for an offence which carries a sentence of three years' imprisonment and a fine. This is not a trivial offence.
“It has therefore come as a great surprise to me to discover that you have been unable to decipher any wrongdoing from the enormous amount of evidence the police must have been able to accumulate from their investigations,” he said.
Insisting that his second statutory declaration was false, he urged the authorities to reopen the case.
“The first one was entirely truthful. The second one was a complete pack of lies. I admit this,” he said.
“I do however reserve the right to plead not guilty to the charge as I believe I have a very good defence,” said Balasubramaniam.
“I will be more than happy to return to Malaysia to defend myself but you will have to ensure that my safety is guaranteed as there are some people who would prefer that I was not around,” he said.
Private eye hired by Razak Baginda
Balasubramaniam - better known as PI Bala - became a household name when it was revealed at the murder trial of Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu that he was the private investigator hired by one of the accused, former political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda (below).
In the bodyguard's cautioned statement, it emerged that Altantuya, almost with her last words, told her two assailants that she was pregnant and begged them not to kill her. That has led to speculation that her body was blown up with C4 explosives to hide any DNA evidence of who the father might be.