Mr Steve Shariibuu explaining to the NGOs and reporters today about the relationship between husband and wife, and why the first child is called “Amina“.
Altantuya was never a Muslim. So said her father Stev Sharibuu in Kuala Lumpur. She was called “Amina” because “Amina” is a Mongolian word for “my life, my own”.
“She was a precious love for me and my wife. That’s why I call her Amina“.
She was his eldest daughter, the first. Mongolians believe that when a man and a woman come together and have a child, the first is called “Amina“. Because Mongolians also believe that when a couple do not have a child, the two may go their separate ways.
Shariibuu refuted the speculation that his daughter was ever married to Abdul Razak Baginda, accused for abetting in her murder. If there was a marriage certificate, he said, it would be fake.
He said Baginda would probably try to show that he had a husband and wife relationship with Altantuya, to show that he had no involvement in the murder.
Yesterday, Malaysiakini reported that “unanswered was why the initial media reports that Altantuya was Muslim suddenly stopped”.
“There must be a reason why she had a Muslim name. Was she engaged or married? Did she become Muslim on her own volition? Was she persuaded or coerced? This issue just suddenly closed,” said de-facto leader of Keadilan (PKR) Anwar Ibrahim.
According to Malaysiakini, when the news of Altantuya’s death came out, the press had often referred to her as Aminah Abdullah.
The question is why did the press refer to her as Aminah Abdullah? Who gave the press this information and whey did they do that? Was it to later produce a marriage certificate to say that Altantuya had married? Would this “marriage certificate” be produced in court? When?
Yes, you will tell me that we will have the answers soon.
Yet, I am distrubed why no one bothered to ask, why she had a name like “A-mi-na” (which gave the impression that she was Muslim), especially to one who is/was closest to Altantuya, her father.
Do we go on perpetuating lies?