January 4, 2013
The Black Rose in Cyberspace
by Nigel Aw@http://www.malaysiakini.com
The Black Rose, a series of books promised by carpet merchant Deepak Jaikishan, chronicling his feud with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s family, has finally found its way into cyberspace.
Black Rose 1.0, the first of the series, was circulated to the media tonight in the form of a 26-page e-book with its author being listed as ‘Spirit of Altantuya’.
The book makes no mention of any specific personalities by name, but its storyline closely resembles that of Deepak’s own story.
The book contained a slew of characters whose names appear to have been assigned nicknames or have had their real life names jumbled around.
Among them include Kapeed, Bijan, Black Rose, Popiah, Lala, Jim and several other personalities who he had implicated or referred to during his warpath against Najib’s family.
From Deepak’s account of his relation with Najib’s family to his involvement in reversing Private Eye P Balasubramaniam’s statutory declaration linking the Premier to murdered Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu, the book appears to mirror these accounts but was penned in the form of a fairytale.
Failing to deliver the ‘popiah’ promise
The book, which did not contain any new revelations, described a “Raja Popiah” who, unlike normal “popiah sellers” that would not double sell their popiahs, sold her already sold popiah to “guppy the fish”. Popiah is a Malaysian spring roll.
The book later referred to the “popiah” as a piece of land which was initially sold to a “true blue Pakistani who travelled by flying carpet”.
This Pakistani on the flying carpet, the book said, knew that as long as he spoke the truth, Raja Popiah and her affiliates would have to answer for failing to deliver the promise.
“Thus begins the adventure of Raja Popiah, Black Rose, Bijan, Laba and Kapeed,” the book read.
The story goes on for the first 16 pages and the following 10 pages featured documents of diamond jewellery purchases by Deepak’s company.
The documents were the same as those earlier released by PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli, who had alleged that they were for Rosmah Mansor.
The last page of the book stated that there would be a sequel entitled ‘Black Magic Women’, which would be authored by one ‘Not My Legacy’.