We await patiently Altantuya’s dad – Mr. Stev Shariibuu’s revelation in Kuala Lumpur:
Mongolian Dr Setev Shaariibuu, who arrived in Malaysia late last night, said he would be revealing some fresh information at the Shah Alam High Court where his daughter’s murder trial is being heard. (THE STAR)
Well, the man must be really annoyed! He arrived yesterday from Mongolia, after a bit of a delay, but was told by the courts AGAIN that his daughter’s trial will be postponed for another 14 days! Next date is May 5.
I received word from him last night. How frustrating it must be. To travel all the way, leaving wive and two little grandson who are missing their mum like hell, only to find out that not even his lawyer Mr. Karpal Singh was informed earlier about the trial postponement! They finally had to get the information from the Public Prosecutor.
What are the REAL reasons cited for the delay? Nobody knows as well! But the official reason is: Shariibuu is satisfied with the reasons for delay.
The trial is so haphazard that even reporters seem to be confused about when to cover and not to cover the trial. Furthermore, the trial has already run into its 105th day and 75 witnesses, with no end in sight. The more witnesses the court hears, the more blurry the case becomes.
Justice delayed is justice denied, haven’t you heard?
Meanwhile, after the trial at the Shah Alam court yesterday, Mr. Shariibuu and his lawyer Mugii, who represents 46 women and children NGOs in Mongolia, issued this press statement:
We have been PROTESTING up until today and are STATING this demand to Malaysia and the international community.
Malaysian official security guards blew up Sh.Altantuya into pieces by using C4 military explosives. This grave crime constitutes a violation of the basic human rights to life and bodily integrity enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; all member states of the United Nations have agreed to uphold this right. Therefore, the defendants and the people responsible for hiring the murderers must be punished as fair justice.
As the brutal murder of the Mongolian citizen took place in Malaysian territory and was committed by state security guards, orphaning two young children, we demand that Malaysia provide compensation for the loss of the breadwinner to the victim’s children, including support for living and medical treatment costs for the youngest son for the duration of his lifetime. This is in compliance with the United Nations Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power adopted by the General Assembly Resolution No. 40/34 in 1985.
Focusing on a fair trial and the circumstances of the victim, Malaysia must pay attention to the two children’s social and health and care for the issues and solve the reality that the deceased’s children cannot enjoy their rights under the UN Child Right Convention.
Who and when asked “why the murderers blew up Sh.Altantuya and left nothing from her – what for, in what manner, and what to conceal?”.
We strongly stand against the press and media which blamed the victim and had influenced public opinion badly without questioning the perpetrators of this gross crime against a woman and her children.
Today, the world, defenders of women’s human rights, and other organizations are focusing and watching the trial process to see Malaysia ensure fair justice for the murder of Sh. Altantuya
If Malaysia does not handle the case in a TRUE and JUST manner, leaving the lives of the orphaned children out, we as women’s and child right organizations and on behalf of the Mongolian population are strongly stating that we will address this crime at the INTERNATIONAL LEVEL.
(Note: this letter was also endorsed by 46 NGOs in Mongolia)