Altantuya: More beans to split?


(Bernama) — The criminal case involving political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda who was charged with abetting in the gruesome murder of Mongolian (national, not model) Altantuya Shaariibuu will be mentioned before the Shah Alam High Court this Friday.

Counsel Zulkifli Noordin said the case, which was previously heard by Judge Datuk K.N. Segara will be heard before judicial commissioner Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yassin.

No reason was given.

Zulkifli is representing two policemen, C/Insp Azilah Hadri,30, and Kpl Sirul Azhar Umar, 35, who were accused of killing Altantuya.

The case was expected to come up before the Shah Alam High Court only next year as Segara had on Jan 5 this year, fixed four days beginning March 10 next year for trial.

It was learnt that Razak had sent a letter to the Shah Alam High Court to expedite the trial.

Razak, 46,is accused of abetting Azilah and Sirul Azhar to commit the murder, which ended with the body of the 28-year-old Altantuya being blown to bits with explosives. Her remains were found at a forest area in Puncak Alam in Shah Alam on Nov 7 last year.

He allegedly committed the offence between 9.54am and 11.05am on Oct 18 at Level 10, Bangunan Getah Asli, in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. This is the official address of the Malaysian Strategic Research Centre, which Razak heads.

Azilah and Sirul Azhar, both from the special unit force were accused of murdering Altantuya in Lot 12843 and Lot 16735, Mukim Bukit Raja, Selangor, between 10 pm, Oct 19 and 1 am, Oct 20 last year.

Abdul Razak was charged under Section 109 of the Penal Code, read with Section 302 of the same Code, which carries the mandatory death sentence, if convicted.

Last week, Chief Justice Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim said the criminal case in the Shah Alam High Court which was fixed next year, would be brought forward to this year.

18 responses »

  1. monsterball says:

    Susan……just had three hours LUNCH with Sheih…talking and laughing at human natures we both share same opinions.
    He promised to invite me when you are down in KL for mee rubus.
    Thanks

  2. wits0 says:

    The accused Bag is finding the cooler tough….this much may be safely concluded.

  3. kittykat46 says:

    Hi Susan,
    After Judge Datuk K.N. Segara’s quite outspoken remarks at the last two hearings, my prediction was “something’s going to happen to the judge”. Indeed it has, he has been replaced.

    There’s definitely a lot more to this trial than meets the eye. Lots of undercurrents, behind the scenes trading which we can’t even begin to guess at. Some of what is visible during the trial may only be “wayang” for public consumption.

    My next prediction ? Razak will be released on bail, after the appropriate show of toughness locking him up.

    My ultimate prediction ? Razak will be found guilty, but he will, of course, never have to fear really facing the penalty for murder.
    Quid Pro Quo…some much more important people need to be shielded against difficult questions.

  4. susan loone says:

    monsterball!!! sheih is lucky to have 3 hours of you and u are lucky to have 3 hours of him 😦
    i am stuck here in bkk, with not even 3 seconds of any of you (sob)

    wits0 and kittykat…why are you always so right??? 🙂

  5. hasilox says:

    Still fine-tuning for the best possible outcome 😉

  6. zewt says:

    ? the trial will be next year? wow… by the time they prosecute him (if it ever happen)…. tat dude might be dead already.

  7. monsterball says:

    Who is making Susan Loone crying?? Speak up??? OOOP me..sorry lah.
    I cannot remember a such cruel murder episode….besides the Affendi case…where both the accused…..husband and wife……..bomohs were hanged.
    This involving a victim from another country do shame Malaysia and Malaysians. I really hope the truths will be revealed and killer/killlers hanged fast……to show to the world…our juridicial system is fair and protective to the innocence …regardless of any colour….creed or religion.

  8. roy says:

    It’s going to be a long trial – perhaps much longer than any cases heard before. At the end of the day, everybody confused. That’s the game. We saw many of those “escaped” judgement…. This is just another case. We shall wait and see.

  9. wits0 says:

    Alternately, since Bag’s Defence has played the medical card on his “Asthmatic” condition, if he can’t make it to the Court permanently, that too remains a possibility, no?

    Severe Asthma attacks can also lead to respiratory arrest and death.

    Any bright alibi or strategy is never completely fool-proof. Ppl can often outsmart themselves. Muslims cannot really have autopsy, no?

  10. susan loone says:

    wits0, but will his lawyer bring his medical file this time? it may be another affidavit 🙂

  11. wits0 says:

    If that had already genuinely existed, I think any self-respecting lawyer would have long secured it, as a first priority, and presented that in pursuant of Bail.

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  13. ghnbvc says:

    Remember the Penang MTC lecturer Karthigesu and his sister-in-law Jean Pereira murder case in the early 80s? No one was ever charged for that murder

  14. wits0 says:

    Kartigesu, imo, did the butchery himself. It was a deliberately made confusing case which thereby only proved that a community can unite together to obfuscate and confuse. It was truly a all-indian unity show. It didn’t augur well, did it, from a wider perspective, in hindsight?

    The misogynistic trait (some hindus do look down on christian gals)was clearly noticeable and keeping inheritance within the family most important.
    Expression of describing Jean Pereiraas a loose woman was shamellessly made openly although irrelevant to the case and surely against the fundamental Principles of Human Rights. WTF. A loose woman deserved to be killed?!

    It is remembered for its outstanding disgust.

  15. JSpar says:

    I was too young to know about Karthigesu and Jean Pereiras case back then.A few years ago I meet a gentleman who has since passed away who was the police detective who interograted Karthigesu. According to him, Karthigesu admitted that he did it..but challenged the cops to go find out how he did it..pretty arogant aint it..

  16. Ebb says:

    Hi there,

    I am currently doing a research on the Jean Pereira case. I would be obliged if anyone could share with me any information on the case. Thanks.

  17. anjali says:

    what is you ppls problem.. why r u pulling such a old story now.. i am sure karthigesu is peaceful somewhere nw.. wht STIRRING SHIT!!!! IDIOTS

  18. aiyoyo says:

    Ebb, go to jln. gasing, pj and meet karthigesu la

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