PN fields ex-Rosmah confidant Deepak in Pulai

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Perikatan Nasional will field controversial carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishan Rewachand in the Pulai parliamentary seat in Johor.

Deepak was said to have been a close confidante to former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

He is most known as claiming both Najib and Rosmah were involved in the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

He had also sued Najib and Rosmah over an alleged conspiracy that he claimed led to him suffering losses. However, his case was thrown out.

Deepak is Gerakan’s nominee for Pulai and will face incumbent MP Salahuddin Ayub of Amanah/Pakatan Harapan as well as three-term former Pulai MP Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

Last week, Deepak told Malaysiakini that he would go all out to secure a seat in Parliament.

“I have to win. It’s a do-or-die situation. I need to have a voice in Parliament to avoid false prosecution again because I went through that 10 years ago.

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“Once I win, then, even if the (ruling) government wins, it doesn’t matter because I have a platform in Parliament. They wouldn’t dare touch me.

“They wouldn’t dare come after me with trumped-up charges simply because I already have a voice in Parliament. It gives a very different voice,” said the 50-year-old.

Deepak has also been raking in viewer ratings in his latest tell-all-styled interviews alleging fraud, bribery, and murder conspiracies involving Najib and Rosmah, aired live on Jom Channel on Facebook.