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Pray for justice for Altantuya

June 19, 2007
I feel somewhat relieved when I was informed that the charges against Razak Baginda was not dropped as predicted by some quarters before the trial begins today. We Malaysians were shamed by the murder of Altantuya Shariibuu and we need to restore our name by following through a professional and fair trial in order to bring the real killer (s) and murderer (s) to justice.Yes, the whole world is watching. And justice must not only be done but seen to be done. Let’s pray for justice for Altantuya.

Abdul Razak sought lover’s death: DPP

Jun 18, 07 3:19pm Malaysiakini 
Political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda ordered the killing of his former Mongolian lover, a prosecutor said in his opening statements at a politically charged murder trial today.

Abdul Razak, 47, is charged with abetting the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu, 28, in a slaying that stunned Malaysia.

Lead prosecutor Tun Majid Tun Hamzah told the High Court that Abdul Razak abetted two accused police officers “in planning and giving instructions so that the deceased is killed.”

Tun Majid said the policemen, Azilah Hadri, 30, and Sirul Azhar Umar, 35, “carried out the killing,” and told the court a confession from Sirul would be among the evidence presented.

He said Altantuya had written a note to Abdul Razak (photo) in which she threatened his child if he refused to help her financially.

Prosecutors also intend to prove that a car owned by Azilah was used to take Altantuya to the murder scene in Shah Alam district southwest of the capital Kuala Lumpur, Tun Majid said.

“The prosecution will prove the cause of death was ‘probable blast-related injuries’ as is proven in a medical report by pathologists,” he said.

A pair of blood-stained slippers were found in a car belonging to Sirul, and DNA testing confirmed the blood was from Altantuya, he said.

A pathologists’ report will prove “the cause of death was ‘probable blast-related injuries’,” he added.

In an eight-page statement opening the trial, Tun Majid said Abdul Razak and Altantuya met in 2004 and had a relationship, during which he gave her money.

After they broke up in 2005, he continued to give her money whenever she demanded, until last year, the prosecution alleged.

Tun Majid said she was dissatisfied and hired a private investigator to find his home. He said she came to Malaysia herself last October, and left notes demanding cash and asking to meet him.

All three accused face the death penalty if convicted.

Abdul Razak has vehemently denied any involvement in the case.


Witness: ‘Aminah’ visited Razak
Soon Li Tsin
Jun 18, 07 7:30pm
The private investigator hired by Abdul Razak Baginda said a Mongolian national named Aminah visited the political analyst at his office on Oct 9 last year. V Bala Subramaniam, 47, said this in the Shah Alam High Court as the trial of three people accused in the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu began today before judge Mohd Zaki Md Yasin.Bala said three Mongolians had attempted to see Razak, 47, at his Malaysian Strategic Research Centre (MSRC) office on the 10th floor of Bangunan Getah Asli in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

“I received a call from Razak that (they) were at his office and he told me go over as soon as possible. I was in my house at that time, so I sent my assistant (K Suras Kumar),” he said.

“When I got there, the secretary said the three had left so the two of us followed them. Suras went to speak to them outside the lobby and asked for a lighter. I stayed near the stairs to observe them.”

He said he knew that one of them was the person about whom Razak had spoken to him.

“When I saw them, I was sure that all three were Mongolian but I wasn’t sure which one was the one threatening Razak,” he explained.

Bala, formerly a Special Branch officer, said he rang the police and two officers – Zul Husnee Isa and V Pallaniandy – showed up and that he asked the latter for information on the trio.

“Pallaniandy told me that one of them was named Aminah and that she had said her husband was the executive director of this building.”

(At the time, Razak was the executive director of strategic think tank, MSRC.)

Bala also noted that the three travelled in a Honda Accord driven by a man who looked Chinese.

The Mongolians lingered on the ground floor of the building after the police left, so Bala phoned Razak to tell him to leave the building by the back entrance.

“I later called Razak again to tell him that the three had left. Suras and I left after that,” he said.

‘Threatening phone calls’

Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Tun Majid Tun Hamzah asked Bala specifically why he had been hired after the court heard that he had met Razak for over an hour at his office to discuss his task.

“Razak hired me to keep this Mongolian woman, who had been threatening him, away from him. My job was to stop her from meeting Razak. He told me she had been threatening him for money,” he told the packed courtroom.

Bala said he was paid RM4,000 for his services which were to end when the Mongolian returned home. He said he has been a private investigator for nine years.

However, he said Razak had told him that he was receiving threats from a policeman who spoke with a Chinese accent.

“I told him to make a police report but he said he would consult his family lawyer first before deciding (on this),” he said.

He also said Razak told him that he had a recording of a phone conversation with the policeman.

However Bala said he could not remember the details of the threat as this was not part of the task that he was paid to do.

Razak, is charged with abetting the murder of Altantuya, 28, between 10pm on Oct 19 and 1am on Oct 20 last year. Her body was blown up in a jungle clearing in Shah Alam, Selangor.

Two police officers, Azilah Hadri, 30, and Sirul Azhar Umar, 35, are charged with the murder. They are members of a special unit that guards top Malaysian leaders, including the prime minister and his deputy.

All three accused face the death penalty if convicted.

The high profile trial is expected to run for a month and to hear testimony from 30 to 40 prosecution witnesses.

The hearing continues tomorrow.

■日期/Jun 18, 2007   ■时间/07:53:18 pm
■新闻/家国风云   ■作者/本刊潘宏文

【本刊潘宏文撰述】“炸尸案”主控官阿都马吉Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah)告诉高等法院,控方有证据证明,政治分析家阿都拉萨巴金德(Abdul Razak Baginda)及两名警务人员合谋策划在去年1019日炸死蒙古藉女子阿尔丹杜雅。


炸尸案死者是28岁的阿尔丹杜雅(Altantuya Shaaribuu),副首相兼国防部长纳吉的保镖――首席警长阿兹拉哈德里及警员西鲁阿兹哈乌玛――被控在去年1019日晚上及1020日在雪兰莪武吉拉惹(Mukim Bukit Raja)的森林地带谋杀蒙古籍女子阿尔丹杜雅莎莉布,而纳吉的幕僚、马来西亚策略研究中心(Malaysian Strategic Research Centre执行董事阿都拉萨巴金德则被控在去年1018日上午945分至115分之间,在吉隆坡安邦路Bangunan Getah Asli十楼,教唆阿兹拉哈德里西鲁阿兹哈乌玛谋杀阿尔丹杜雅杜雅莎莉布








“炸尸案”今天上午开庭时,死者家属的旁听律师卡巴星以法官和第一被告的辩护律师有亲戚关系的理由,向法院申请承审法官退出审理此案;虽然控方及第二被告的辩护律师都不反对,但承审法官莫哈末查基(Mohd Zaki Md Yassin)驳回了卡巴星的申请。【点击:卡巴星申请换法官不果炸尸案今午传第一证人】