These are the footages (image from Malaysiakini) shown in the Altantuya’s murder trial in the Shah Alam Court today. But while everyone present was enjoying the little show, the prosecution (who is supposed to be finding out who killed Altantuya, remember, and not jumping to defense of the alleged murderers) DID NOT ASK who were these individuals cited on the CCTV camera.
Not only were they not interested in who these guys were in the footage, they did not ask what they were doing there? Were there any significance at all for the footages to be shown. Hey, I am confused here, this was supposed to be evidence produced in court by the prosecution, right?
The CCTV footage and eight photographs showed some people in various locations in Hotel Malaya where Altantuya was supposed to have stayed when she was in Malaysia, before she was murdered.
The footages had a drama of its own kind yesterday when it experienced “technical glitches”. Instead of footage, a series of jerky ‘still’ images were seen as the player stalled frequently due to differences in video format (different from the one the prosecution team had set up…hmmm?).
Much time was wasted to get the thing fixed (court had to stand down twice in an hour). Hey, aren’t they supposed to make sure all these things work before it is produced in court. For god’s sake, this is the trial of the century, not some kid’s video programme session!
Hear! Hear! There are more discrepancies. The time and date found in the footages did not match. When asked by the defense, the witness (hotel manager Low Mow Chan) gave contradicting answers. Another “absolutely confused” witness?
At last, the defence lawyers implied that the CCTV recordings have been tampered with. Who wouldn’t? So, would I!
Now how does this sound for a full blown conspiracy theory? The images were captured on Nov 11 last year. The video footage was handed over to a police officer the day before, that is Nov 10 2006 !!! It was supposed to be dated Oct 18, a day before the murder.
I can’t tell you how confused I am over this trial. But then again, since the beginning of the trial, it seemed that almost every witness was a little confused, save one who was alleged to be an “absolutely confused man”.
May God save us all!