*Altantuya Shariibuu’s murder – Malaysia’s trial of the century*
Even Abdul Razak Baginda is losing his cool about delay in court proceedings.
The first time he lost his cool was when he shouted in court: “Should I shout it out?”, then added “I’m innocent! I’m innocent!”.
It’s no fun having to spend time in jail with no end in sight.
He had “a little outburst” in court today when he learned that the prosecution in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial wanted to seek a week’s adjournment to prepare its submissions.
He raised his voice after DPP Tun Abd Majid spoke to his lawyer. His family tried to calm him down, with Mazlinda, his wife, patting him on the shoulders. His daughter Rowena was around, too.
It must be quite an outburst because Mazlinda later went over to some reporters and apologised, presumably over her husband’s actions.
Imagine Altantuya’s father, Stev Shariibuu feeling upset every time he comes to Malaysia only to be told that the case is postponed.
And he is not in jail. Razak Baginda is. He wants a life, too, I am sure.
True enough, Abd Majid asked for a week’s adjournment to prepare for submissions, that is Aug 25, a week after C/Insp Azilah Hadri’s counsel J. Kuldeep Kumar continues his submissions next Monday, Aug 18. Baginda’s lawyer KK Wong asked it to be done on Aug 20 instead.
Reason for seeking adjournment: The prosecutor needed more time to prepare their replies to the many points raised by the defence.
Abdul Majid finally admitted that the “prosecution had been very accommodating to the defence all this while”.
“I don’t want to be personal but let’s be fair, his (Wong’s) client is not the only one in the dock,” he said.
Justice Mohd Zaki Md Yasin interjected to calm the situation and said he would make a decision later.
Read more @ The STAR’s “Razak Baginda losses his cool“.