On the 15th day of the trial (of a trial within a trial – established to determine whether the accused made his confession voluntarily):
Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, the 2nd accused in the Altantuya murder case is said to be an “absolutely confused man”. His counsel Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin said he was (a) confused by the simplest question (b) not a calculative witness (c) described as a robot with an anxious state of mind (d) contradicted himself four times (when questioned by his counsel).
(note: if a man is described as a robot, he can’t also have an anxious state of mind, can he? robots have no brains!)
This makes Sirul’s confession (on not) to UTK deputy commander ACP Mastor Mohd Ariff during their flight from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur on November 6, last year, INADMISSABLE on the grounds that (1) He did not make his confession voluntarily (2) He was confused of the allegation that he killed a woman (3) He was oppressed and induced to confess because he was “under the custody and control” of the person who attempted to extract a confession from him. He was oppressed and clearly cannot phantom the repercussions of his confession – if there was one (4) He did not give in writing or signed the confession he made about killing a woman (5) the prosecution has failed to call other material witnesses who were with Sirul at all material time (sergeant Jelima Tasiran and corporal Zamri Abu Bakar).
(note: does this mean that Sirul has ab alibi? or were there more people involved in Altantuya’s murder?
Looks like the Police force and DPPs have failed to do their duties appropriately. First they tricked the guy into leaving his duties in Pakistan, then they deceived him about his ex-wife, later they (allegedly) forced him to confess. Now there are others with him at the “material time”. Will they be called to the witness stand as well?
There are examples where cases are thrown out of court because proper procedures were not respected. This is a grave injustice to all concerned.
Oh, man…if he is not confused, I am! Yet, the question remains: did he or did he not kill Altantuya?