The question is why?He maintains “I’m innocent! I’m innocent!”; reacting from his father’s ‘whispers’.He left the court and its audience puzzled. I am puzzled too.

What makes the ‘suave and cool’ Abdul Razak Baginda’ lose his cool?

A million ringgit question nonetheless.

But no, baby, I haven’t forgotten ALTANTUYA.

Thursday, 21 February 2008 08:01am

©New Straits Times
by V. Anbalagan

SHAH ALAM: Just what triggered an outburst from political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda in court yesterday?

This was the question on the minds of those present at the High Court for the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial.

The drama started before proceedings began in the morning when Razak’s father, Datuk Abdullah Malim Baginda, whispered something to his son who was in the dock.

Razak’s demeanour changed and he stood up and walked back to the holding cell as proceedings had not yet begun.

He turned, faced his father angrily and shouted: “Shall I shout it out?”

His father pointed his finger at him and indicated no.

Razak did not let up: “I’m innocent! I’m innocent,” he said loudly before going into the cell.

He did not look his normal, self-assured and smiling self when he returned to the dock minutes later for the start of yesterday’s proceedings.

But just as those present in court thought that the side-show was over, Razak started again after trial judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yasin adjourned proceedings for lunch.

His father went up to him and again whispered something into his ears. Razak jumped up from his seat and in an animated way shouted: “Oh no, oh no.”

He then kicked the dock gate angrily as he walked out, stunning the court room into silence. It did not end there.

He then banged on the lock-up door and looked terribly upset. He was also in tears.

Those present, including family members and reporters, were taken aback to see Razak’s unprecedented behaviour in court since the trial began in June.

Abdullah also appeared stunned but stood silently.

A family member of co-accused, Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, then approached Razak’s mother, Datin Rohana Abdullah, urging her to pacify her son.

Rohana, who was seated in the public gallery, quickly walked to the lock-up to calm Razak.

By then Razak’s counsel Wong Kian Kheong, who had left the court room earlier, returned upon been informed of his client’s outburst, and went straight into the lock-up.

Wong refused to say what Razak’s outburst was about.

Proceedings, meanwhile, were not disrupted.

Celcom Malaysia Berhad’s core network operations general manager Nik Kamarudin Nik Ka, the 64th witness, was still on the stand.

He has been testifying from Monday as the prosecution wanted him to clarify the disrepancies in Azilah’s mobile phone call details record and his itemised bill.

Zaki told Nik Kamarudin that his testimony would have only taken 30 minutes if the witness had been systematic in presenting the records from the two documents.

“The records are not in order and the mobile phone numbers, which is in small print, has caused me a headache,” he said.

Azilah, 32, and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 37 , both members of the Special Action Squad, are charged with Altantuya’s murder at Mukim Bukit Raja, Selangor between 10pm on Oct 19, and 1am on Oct 20 , 2006. Razak, 48, is charged with abetting them.

Hearing was adjourned to Monday.

18 responses »

  1. bamboo river says:

    I think ARB was given the word “Chap Sang” (you are on your own…in cantonese) by someone whom he is hoping from the start to ‘save’ him.
    That coulld be a few hundred million question .

  2. Facial says:

    Hi bro.
    There are two exit doors for you to shout out !!:
    1) Keep quiet and serve the long sentence then spend your dirty money overseas.
    2) bargain and tell the Malaysians that you are not behind the killing. That racist will be domed after election.

    You know he is worst than Edison Chen.

  3. sofiairdina says:

    BR… sounds likely and looks juicy.

    Its just that I always thought that the two Special Action Force guys would take the fall along with the question of why they did it in the first place. Sorry Razak, it doesnt look good…

    “But no, baby, I haven’t forgotten ALTANTUYA.” – Sue is really back!

  4. more unveil at http://www.malaysia-today.net/2008/content/view/3149/84/

    Reporter friends who were there said that Razak shouted again and again, “Matilah kau Pak Lah! Matilah Pak Lah! I am innocent! I am innocent!” Then he went into a mad rampage and kicked the chairs and doors in the courtroom. Even the Judge was shocked and did not know what to do. Both the defense lawyers and the prosecution team were also all shocked.
    The story goes that Razak Baginda’s father whispered instructions to his son to incriminate his former boss Najib Tun Razak. The instruction came from the Pak Lah camp. This was yet another deal they were trying to make – Razak Baginda’s life for Najib’s head. The story is that Najib is outshining Badawi in this coming general election. Najib may win big in Pahang but Pak Lah may win small or even lose his seat in Kepala Batas.

    make sense to me, najib could win big in pekan, and aab could lose, then it will be the end of AAB dynasty……

  5. btw, where is karpal when he’s supposed to be observer for the altantuya family……

  6. DAP says:

    three things cannot be long hidden; the sun,the moon,and the truth.


  7. wits0 says:

    Things seem to be getting interesting…

    If anyone is involved in a conspiracy to murder someone, how could he ever be innocent? And if someone is a strategist by profession, his contribution can’t conceivably be too small towards that end.

  8. farizrani says:

    “Matilah kau Pak Lah!” Nonsense! What a ridiculous thing to make up! My goodness, the level of lies some people will say just to make it more interesting for their own benefit! Shameful.

  9. hasilox says:

    This is getting sexicting!!

  10. oA says:


    another scripted play to fool the public.

    dont get too hype up ….
    this is nothing but just a “play” to give some positive impression
    to the public

    meant to fish for their votes

    and after the GE .. it will just go back to

    same shit different day.

    that is bn’s signature for you.


  11. ghenjis khan says:

    susan loone,

    thank you for NOT giving up on Altantuya …. as they say keep the fire burning.

  12. Allen Tan says:

    The one who shed innocent blood shall not escape judgment in the next life.

  13. sulaiman says:

    Photo of Razak and Najib with the model…Najib probably took his turn…worried that this will come out…promised to help Razak if he kept his mouth shut….deal made…a few millions …keep your mouth shut during the trail….promise of life imprisonment….cushy number in jail…a few years and once the heat is off…get you out quietly…father probably reminded him of the deal……what he and pa dont iknow is that Najib has no intention of helping…only when sentence is passed…death will najib and family realise its too late for the truth to come out.

  14. chandran says:

    Frightening to think that a mafia of police killers and politicians plus a subservient judiciary exits in malaysia now. What a country we have become. I wish i was back ibn the 60’s …we did not have a lot then but there was camaderie that existed among all the races…now the lunatics have taken over the asylum. Lets kick all these BN bastards out in 2013…..and get rid of the nepotism and croynism and corruption that has destryed our beloved land. The next election campaign starts now.

  15. dlquill says:

    Hey ARB, yr wife, yr father, yr mother, yr daughters, why do u still want to hide the fact behind Altan’s murder. The person whom u think can save u after u admit guilty may lose his power in govt and u will rot in jail like an idiot for the rest of yr life. So, if yr family read this, think!

  16. Kesava says:

    The Sun newspaper carried the story, complete with Razak Baginda’s outburst. However, the Home Ministry asked The Sun to withdraw their first run which carried the ‘Matilah Kau Pak Lah!’ outburst by Razak Baginda. The Sun had to withdraw thousands of copies of their print run early this morning.


  17. […] first time he lost his cool was when he shouted: “Should I shout it out?”, then added “I’m innocent! I’m […]

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