Abdul Razak Baginda may well find himself back in the dock if Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu’s father gets his wish. Dr Shaariibuu Setev has instructed lawyer Karpal Singh, who held a watching brief during the trial, to apply for a review.
He was not happy when High Court Justice Zaki Yasin acquitted Razak on Nov 10 of abetting in the murder of his daughter without calling for his defence. He was more unhappy when the lead prosecutor on Nov 14 announced that the Attorney-General’s Chambers would not be appealing the decision to acquit Razak.
“What we are considering now is to apply for a mandamus order to make the prosecutor appeal the judge’s decision to acquit Razak,” said Karpal Singh, adding that they had 40 days from Nov 14 to file the application.