An Indian-origin private detective, who returned from self-exile after threatening to expose a major scandal linked to Malayisian prime minister, died on Friday.
P Balasubramaniam, 53, died reportedly of a heart attack, weeks after returning home vowing to expose the truth behind the murder of a Mongolian woman in 2006.
Balasubramaniam left the country in 2008 after issuing a statutory declaration which stated that Prime Minister Najib Razak knew Altantuya Shaariibuu who was shot dead and blown up in 2006. Najib says he has never met her, the Strait Times reported.
He returned home last month, saying that he wanted to get justice for Altantuya and the two policemen convicted of her murder.
Lawyer and opposition MP R Sivarasa confirmed that Balasubramaniam died on the way to hospital after suffering breathing difficulties at home. He had a check-up today and was due to have a bypass operation in about three weeks, the paper said.