Altantuya case: Altantuya married Razak?

Razak has denied that he has not married with Altantuya in Hong Kong. So what kind of relationship between Razak and her then? And how many bloggers believe in Razak’s story?

Many Malaysians felt cheated by the Eric Chia’s case. We want justice to be done and also seen to be done in this Altantuya’s case.

PI: Altantuya married Razak in Hong Kong

Soon Li Tsin
Jun 27, 07 4:04pm
Malaysiakini
The private investigator hired by Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu told the Shah Alam High Court today that she had married political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda two years ago in Hong Kong. Ang Chong Beng (photo), 56, who began testifying yesterday said he was hired by Altantuya, 28, last September to find out whether Razak was still in the country.

She had claimed that Razak, at that time, was her husband of two years.

Cross-examined by Razak’s counsel Wong Kian Kheong, Ang said the information was related to him by Altantuya herself and that he did not suspect anything was amiss.

“I did not ask for proof whether she was married or not because I had no right to,” he told Wong through a translator.

When asked whether Altantuya had produced any marriage documents, Ang replied, “No, she just said so,” adding that he never suspected she was lying.

“I agree that I took her bare assertion at face value despite being a private investigator of 22 years.”

Ang revealed that Altantuya had called him at around 6pm on Oct 19 and asked him to take her to Razak’s house in Bukit Damansara.

“She told me that (Razak’s private investigator P) Balasubramaniam had called her and told her to go to Razak’s house. I told her that I was in Johor and I didn’t have time. I told her to take a taxi (to Razak’s place),” he said.

According to previous witnesses, Altantuya was last seen on Oct 19 outside Razak’s house. She arrived in a taxi but was allegedly taken away by chief inspector Azilah Hadri in a red Proton Wira.

‘No share of money’

Wong also probed the private investigator about the night Altantuya went to the Brickfields police station to lodge a police report.

Wong: Did you suspect that the Mongolian women – who visited Razak at his office several times but consistently failed to see him – could be harassing Razak? Did it cross your mind?

Ang: Yes.

Wong: Did you know you and Altantuya went uninvited to Razak’s house at 11pm on Oct 17 last year?

Ang: Yes.

Wong: Did you know Razak’s house was private property?

Ang: Yes.

Wong: In your experience as a PI of 22 years, what offence could Razak have committed if he had uninvited visitors to his private property at 11pm?

Ang: I don’t know.

Wong: Would you agree that Razak in these circumstances have done nothing wrong and Altantuya had no basis to lodge a police repot against him that night.

Ang: Yes

Ang, who said he was paid US$600 (RM2,090) by Altantuya in Oct 1 last year, denied that he was promised a share of the US$500,000 (RM1.74 million) that she was said to have demanded from Razak.

He said he did not know whether Razak and Altantuya were Muslim or whether Razak was married.

Wong also asked if Altantuya had told Ang what she would do if Razak did not pay her the US$500,000.

Ang answered: “Yes, she said if Razak does not pay her, she would reveal everything (about her relationship with Razak) to his wife, his daughter Rowena, TV3, reporters and to the rest of the world.”

Words ‘were mine’

Earlier today, Ang admitted that he had written the missing person’s report that was lodged at the Jalan Tun HS Lee police station in the morning by Altantuya’s cousin Namiraa Gerelmaa after Altantuya’s disappearance.

“Yes, all the words were mine from the first to the last sentence. Actually, I wanted to make a police report myself because Altantuya was my client,” he told deputy public prosecutor Manoj Kurup.

“I let Namiraa do it (make the report) because I thought she is closer to Altantuya. Namiraa could not speak proper English and could only say ‘Altantuya no come back’.”

Ang, who has avoided being photographed by shielding the lower half his face with a brown envelope, had been answering questions in court with a blue subpoena document and Mykad over his face since yesterday.

Meanwhile, Razak told reporters from the dock that he would direct his lawyers to check with the Hong Kong marriage registrar for proof of his purported marriage to Altantuya as far back as September 2004.

“I am 100 percent sure that she (Altantuya) is lying,” he said before being taken away during the lunch break.

The hearing resumed shortly after 2.15pm.

Father queries Altantuya’s missing entry records
Jun 27, 07 8:50am Malaysiakini

The father of a murdered Mongolian woman wants police to investigate why the immigration records of her and two companions allegedly disappeared.

Karpal Singh said the father of Altantuya Shaariibuu, 28, would file a police report after the allegations emerged during court testimony on Tuesday at the trial of Abdul Razak Baginda, 47, a political analyst charged with abetting Altantuya’s murder in October last year.

Prosecutors say Abdul Razak planned his former lover’s killing and ordered two police officers – members of a special unit charged with protecting the country’s leaders – to carry it out.

All three face the death penalty if found guilty.

“It is a very pertinent and significant issue because if any attempt was made to show that Altantuya never entered the country and therefore could not have been murdered, then I think the police ought to investigate why,” Karpal told reporters outside court.

‘Our entry was deleted’

Uuriintuya Gal-Ochir, 30, a friend of Altantuya, has testified she came to Malaysia with her in October, along with Namiraa Gerelmaa, Altantuya’s second cousin.

Uuriintuya testified that Namiraa returned home earlier without a problem but when she tried to leave Malaysia with Altantuya’s father on Nov 24 – more than a month after the murder – there was no record of their entering the country.

“Our entry was deleted in the immigration computer,” she testified.

The woman banged the witness stand and added: “There is no record of me coming to Malaysia through Beijing. Why?”

“I think it’s a very serious matter that an attempt was made to obliterate the names of the two witnesses and Altantuya,” Karpal told reporters today.

Abdul Razak is close to Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has vehemently denied any involvement in the case, seen by observers as a test of the country’s judicial and political integrity.

– AFP

5 Responses to “Altantuya case: Altantuya married Razak?”

  1. ronnieliutiankhiew Says:

    Altantuya paid US$600 to investigate her husband – private eye

    (Bernama) — A private investigator told the High Court here Tuesday that Altantuya Shaariibuu hired him for US$600 to investigate political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda whom the Mongolian woman claimed was her husband.

    Ang Chong Beng, 56, said Altantuya, whom he knew by the name Amina, had asked him to find Abdul Razak’s house and see whether her husband was in Malaysia or abroad.

    He also identified Altantuya or Amina when Deputy Public Prosecutor Manoj Kurup showed him her photograph.

    Ang, who was the fifth prosecution witness in the trial for Altantuya’s murder, said that in September 2006, Altantuya contacted him by phone and asked him to meet her at Hotel Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.

    Manoj: “What’s the purpose of Amina seeing you?”

    Ang: “She asked me to investigate her husband.”

    Manoj: “Investigate what?”

    Ang: “Investigate whether her husband was in Malaysia or overseas.”

    Manoj: “Did Amina tell you her husband’s name?”

    Ang: “She did. Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda.”

    Ang, who gave evidence in Mandarin and was translated into Bahasa Malaysia by a translator, said he then agreed to assist Altantuya find the information required by the woman.

    When asked whether payments were made for his services, Ang replied: “She said she would give money when she arrived in Mongolia. On Oct 1, she said she deposited money into my bank, a total of US$600.”

    Ang told the court that after the meeting at Hotel Malaya in September 2006, he met Altantuya again at the same place on Oct 9, 2006, and this time, Altantuya was accompanied by two other Mongolian women.

    He then identified the two women as Uuriintuya Gal Ochir and Namiraa Gerelmaa.

    Manoj: “The meeting on the ninth at Hotel Malaya, did Amina ask you to take her anywhere?”

    Ang: “Amina asked me to take her to Abdul Razak’s office in Jalan Ampang.”

    Manoj: “Did you do it?”

    Ang: “I did. Besides Amina, two other Mongolian women who were with Amina and my assistant followed me.”

    The witness then told the court that he sent the three of them in his assistant’s car to Bangunan Lembaga Getah Asli (LGM) and left them there.

    Manoj: “On that day after taking the three women to Bangunan LGM, how long were they there?

    Ang: “We waited quite long from 9.30am to about 4.30pm.”

    Manoj: “Waited where?”

    Ang: “Waited by the roadside in front of Bangunan LGM.”

    Manoj: “How did you know they waited for seven hours?”

    Ang: “My assistant told me. He kept contacting me.”

    Ang said Altantuya and her friends had asked him to send them to the building several times after the first time.

    Manoj: “Did you see the Mongolian woman entering the building?”

    Ang: “I did, once. I did not follow. I waited in the car. I saw her (Amina) taking a note to a guard to be given to Abdul Razak.”

    Manoj: “Did you see the content of the note?”

    Ang: “No.”

    Manoj then asked whether he saw two Indian men when he took Altantuya and her friends to the building. Ang replied: “At the time I saw only one Indian man, his name was Bala.

    Manoj: “Other than investigating whether Razak Baginda was in Malaysia or not, did Amina ask you to find other information?

    Ang: “No. She only told me to investigate where was Razak Baginda’s house.”

    Ang said that on Oct 12, 2006, he managed to find Abdul Razak’s house address at Jalan Setiajaya, Bukit Damansara and Altantuya had asked him to take her there several times, however, to his knowledge, Altantuya failed to meet Abdul Razak.

    Manoj: “On Oct 17, did you take Amina to Razak Baginda’s house?”

    Ang: “I did once. At 11pm something.”

    Manoj: “What’s the purpose of Amina going to Razak Baginda’s house that late?”

    Ang: “Amina was very angry because Razak Baginda didn’t want to see her.”

    Manoj: “Besides Amina, were there other people who followed you?”

    Ang: “Only me and Amina.”

    Manoj: “When arrived at Razak Baginda’s house on Oct 17 October, what happened?”

    Ang: “I let Amina got out of the car. I stopped far from the place and observed her. Not long after that a police car took Amina to the Brickfields police station.”

    Ang told the court that before Altantuya was taken by police, Bala (P. Balasubramaniam) was already there since the beginning and then saw Bala and Altantuya talking, however, he did not hear their conversation because he was far from their place.

    Manoj: “How long did they talk before a police car arrived?”

    Ang: “More or less 10 minutes.”

    Ang said he could not identify the police personnel who came in a patrol car because the surrounding was dark.

    He then said than after Altantuya was taken away in the patrol car to the station, he saw Balasubramaniam and another Indian man boarding a taxi to go to the Brickfields police station.

    Manoj: “How did you know Amina was taken to the Brickfields police station?”

    Ang: “I followed the patrol car from behind and also went to the Brickfields police station.”

    In his evidence, Ang said he was stopped by Balasubramaniam who was at the entrance of the police station with Suras (K. Suras Kumar), from entering the station.

    “Bala said Razak Baginda was a higher-up man. He did not want Razak’s name published in newspapers if anything happens. Bala told me to ask Amina out of the police station and settle it, to tell Amina not to make police report. I said that’s good. Everything can end,” he said.

    Ang said after that that he met and discussed with Altantuya and asked her out of the police station to meet Balasubramaniam and Suras.

    In the meeting, Altantuya said she would not make a police report and asked US$500,000 to be given to her by Abdul Razak.

    Manoj: “When Amina said this to Bala, where were you?”

    Ang: “Beside Amina.”

    Manoj: “Did Bala say anything?”

    Ang: “He did. He said he would speak to Razak Baginda.”

    Manoj: “Try remember, besides the US$500,000 money, did Amina ask anything else?”

    Ang: “I did not know.”

  2. Chandra Gunawan Says:

    sometime before the murder at a meeting in Najib’s office between Najib, Razak Baginda and two police personnels , Najib told the police personnels to “habiskan” Aminah. One of the police then answered that is not a problem as he had done this so many times and doing it one more time is not a problem….. this is actually in the pre-trail testimony and affidavit and this will be used as a trump-card by Baginda’s wife if baginda is put to death, baginda wife will use it to get Najib into trouble as it was najib who authorise the use of C4…

  3. shiver Says:

    Dear Chandra,

    I hope you are right, but i think the powers to be will close this thing fast.
    thats why all the hoo-haa during the court case when the girl said that all their records in coming to Malaysia was deleted and when the pakat team of the prosecution and defence solidly said it was not relevant to the case.
    why is it not relevant? who can have the authority to delete records like that?
    i heard from someone that ARB will be prisoned for “abettment”, serve very miserable 3-5 years in prison then let off for “good behaviour”. the money (reward) for taking the fall is around RM50,000,000.00.
    dont know how true is that but i dont know what will happen to those two UTK chaps, if they are not sentence to death, then this court is a kangaroo court, if they are sentence to death, i hope they bring down the real master hand behind this.
    Let’s wait for more details.

  4. Jamika Tremel Says:

    Fantastic post, I bookmarked your blog post so I can visit again in the future, All the Best

  5. HarakahDaily Says:

    Tulisan yang baik dan pengajaran yang bermakna🙂

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