The photo above is obviously the Mongolia’s Honorary Consul in Malaysia Datuk Syed Abdul Rahman Alhabshi with PM in waiting Najib Tun Razak.
He defended Najib, saying he could not be involved in the Altantuya case. (Read this)
It was taken at the end of 2008, in the house of Najib? Datuk Syed had said to Stev Shaaribuu that he had a “high political position”. So Shariibuu found it hard to “antagonize” Datuk Syed.
According to Shaaribuu, inside Datuk Syed’s reception hall, there was a “huge portrait” of Najib. This scene was related to the French Journalist Arnaud Dubus, who broke the story about how Altantuya was allegedly blown to bits yesterday.
His story created waves in Malaysia, where it was even raised in Parliament. Actually, he has written a side story attached to the main story in the French Liberation.
This short story was recently republished in the March issue of Gavroche monthly magazine (French magazine based in Bangkok).
It’s entitled: Datuk Said, the double faced diplomat (see below the translations by Dubus himself)
After the murder of Altantuya, a charitable soul contacted Shaaribuu Setev, the father of the young woman : Datuk Said, honorary consul of Mongolia in Malaysia. “I am ready to do everything to help you”, said the diplomat to Shaaribuu Setev. His dedication even pushed the amicable Datuk Said to make revelations to the father. “The Malaysian governement is ready to spend one billion of tughrik (mongolian currency, equivalent to 500,000 euros) to cover up the case”.
Shaaribuu as many Mongolians is a straightforward and trustful man, unable to imagine the tricks of a machiavelian mind. Thus, when Datuk Said asked Shaaribuu for all documents – pictures, notebooks, films, computer files – to help the murder investigation, Shaaribuu did not hesitate : he gave him everything he had found in his daughter appartment in Ulan Bator. This was a bit naive : the double faced diplomat kept the documents for himself, not giving them to the court, or leaked them on some internet news website to discredit the Shaaribuu family. (Asia sentinel’s photos on Altantuya)
“We thought he was working for us, but actually he is working for the malaysian side”, says Shaaribuu with bitterness. Altantuya’s father has asked the Mongolian foreign ministry to dismiss Datuk Said from his position as an honorary consul. For the time being, the ministry has summoned the diplomat in Ulan Bator to ask him to explain his behaviour. To justify his attitude, Datuk Said has said to Shaaribuu : “Given my high position within Umno, it is not possible for me to oppose Najib Razak”.
By Arnaud Dubus
This man, Dato Syed, often spoke on behalf of Shariibuu to the press, without the latter’s approval. He gave conflicting statements and put words in Shariibuu’s mouth. (What happenned to the DNA test?)
During one of Shariibuu’s visit to the Women’s NGOs office in Kuala Lumpur, Dato Syed followed him closely, watching him like a hawk.
The question here is: what is Najib’s private photo with Dato’ Syed doing with Shariibuu?