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Mongolian’s murder: Razak reveals his relationship with Altantuya
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Mongolian’s murder: Razak reveals his relationship with Altantuya
R. Surenthira Kumar, SUNSHAH ALAM (Jan 19, 2007): In a desperate bid to secure bail, political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah today revealed in High Court his relationship with Mongolian interpreter Altantuya Shaariibuu. Saying that he first met Altantunya in Hongkong at the end of 2004, and in a relationship that lasted about eight months, Abdul Razak said he gave her US$10,000 three to four times, and more. He said Altantuya told him that she was a student, and to earn a living she worked as a “part-timer” but Abdul Razak did not elaborate what it meant. He said he also took pity on Altantuya because she said her mother had cancer. Razak’s statement was contained in an affidavit tendered to the court by his counsel Wong Kian Kheong who read it out. The affidavit was tendered by Wong in an attempt to obtain bail which High Court judge Datuk K.N.Segara had denied him earlier because there was no medical grounds to support his application for bail. Wong told the court that there were no reasonable grounds to hold his client under detention as he has not been found guilty.
He then tendered the affidavit which details Abdul Razak’s movements, actions and relationship with Altantuya. Abdul Razak said he got acquainted with the Mongolian woman in Hongkong at the end of 2004 and had met her in
During Wong’s argument, Abdul Razak was seen asking Wong’s assistant for a piece of paper to jot down something before passing it back for Wong’s attention. In the affidavit, Abdul Razak also explained about the harassment he encountered from Altantuya when he decided to end his relationship with the woman. He said the matter became serious when Altantuya continued with the harassments through SMSes and telephone calls and he decided to seek help when Altantuya threatened to harm his daughter.
Based on a lawyer’s advice, Abdul Razak hired a private detective, former policeman P. Balasubramaniam and an assistant. The private investigators were supposed to provide security to him and his family members who were told about the affair with Altantuya. Abdul Razak also sought the aid of a DSP Musa Safri who introduced him to C/Insp Azilah Hadri. He said Musa had told him that Azilah would be able to help him and he met him (Azilah) personally once, while at other times the communication between both of them was through telephone. Abdul Razak said in the affidavit that Azilah was responsible for the death of about six or more people and he would be able to help the political analyst.
At this point, lawyer representing Azilah, Zulkifli Noordin interjected by saying that the accusations against his client were unjust. Segara ordered Zulkifli to sit and not to get excited as he was supposed to hold a watching brief and not take part in the proceedings. As Wong continued with the affidavit, Segara interjected from time to time telling him to stick to the facts and not draw inferences from the events that unfolded as Abdul Razak attempted to “get rid” of Altantuya. At one juncture, Wong skipped part of the affidavit on Abdul Razak meeting Musa at the Deputy Prime Minister's (DPM) office on official matters, during which he (Abdul Razak) enquired about Altantuya’s fate.
Segara became angry and said: “Why are you avoiding the part, there’s nothing to hide, the DPM would not be embarrassed if the matter is mentioned. This is the court. Everything has to be disclosed.” Segara said the affidavit produced by Abdul Razak pointed to a conclusion that he had abetted with Azilah to “get rid” of Altantuya from his life, but the matter was to be deliberated when the trial begins. He said Abdul Razak despite knowing that Azilah had killed several people, chose to continue seeking his aid. Wong said Abdul Razak had specifically told Azilah not to cause any harm to Altantuya, but he did not want her to be sent to lock-up and later deported as the Mongolian would be angry with him and his relationship with her would come out in the open.
The court was also told that at one point, Azilah told Abdul Razak “Tonight sir, you can sleep peacefully”. Wong also tried to substantiate his appeal for bail by saying that the previous two judges who heard Abdul Razak’s case had allowed him to be released on bail, but Segara cut him off by saying he will not comment on their decisions. After Wong was done, DPP Salehuddin Saidin tried to stand up to speak but Segara quickly told him: “You don’t have to say anything.” Wong declined to comment when asked if he would appeal against the decision.
Shedding tears, Abdul Razak hugged his wife, daughter, parents and siblings as he was led away by the police to prison. Earlier, Segara said the court was unable to consider Abdul Razak’s application as he had not fulfilled the exceptional circumstance for him to be allowed bail. “There is not a single evidence to show that he is incapacitated by illness. Is he telling the truth or is he malingering,” said Segara. He said Abdul Razak had failed to produce a medical report in relation to his medical condition and therefore the court was put in a difficult situation as it was unable to weigh his application based on exceptional and special circumstances. “Without the benefit of a medical report, I won’t even consider. It must be supported by documents. I have given enough time but the medical reports were not forthcoming at all.
“Affirment that he is suffering serious medical conditions and hypothesis that he requires constant medical attention is insufficient,” he added. Segara also said he was rather amazed, based on details in the affidavit, that the medical conditions allegedly suffered by Abdul Razak was not detected by the Gleneages Medical Centre but was determined when he sought treatment in Kuala Lumpur Hospital after his remand. Segara also said the offence Abdul Razak was charged with is serious and non-bailable. However he said, Abdul Razak can at anytime approach the court if his medical condition, as claimed, became evident and the court would consider his application for bail at that time, based on evidence produced
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High Court Dismisses Razak Baginda's Bail Application
ABOVE: The daughter Rowena seems to be telling her mum, "Look this is not the end of the world yet!!!!!!" Be Strong!", The strain is all on her face. The prospect of seeing Abdul Razak Abdullah spending more than a year before the case is scheduled on trial on 10 th March 2008 is just too much.
SHAH ALAM, Jan 19 (Bernama) -- The High Court Friday dismissed an application for bail by political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda who is charged with abetting the murder of a Mongolian model last year. With the application struck out, Abdul Razak will be in jail pending hearing of the case which has been fixed for next year. Judge Datuk K.N. Segara rejected the application on the grounds that Abdul Razak did not submit his medical report and that the offence facing him was a serious one. Last Dec 14, the same judge had struck out Abdul Razak's oral application for bail and ordered the accused to file in a formal application. The court fixed today to hear the application by Abdul Razak who was represented by counsel Wong Kin Kheong. Abdul Razak, 46, is charged with abetting two policemen from the Bukit Aman Special Action Unit in the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, 28, at the 10th floor, Bangunan Getah Asli in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, between 9.54am and 11.O5am on Oct 18 last year.
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Appeals Court strikes out Razak Baginda's application
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ABOVE: Abdul Razak with spectavles, handcuffed and escorted back to Sungei Buloh Prison and to wait until Jan 19 2007, to have his Bail formally reviewed by the High Court judge Datuk K.N. Segara
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Court Of Appeal Says No To Abdul Razak Bail ApplicationPUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) -- Political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda who is charged with abetting the murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu would still remain behind bars as he failed in his attempt Thursday to reverse the court decision denying him to be freed on bail.
A three-man court of appeal bench headed by Justice Datuk Mokhtar Sidin unanimously struck out Abdul Razak's application to revise the Shah Alam High Court decision on Jan 5 which had reverted his oral application to extend his bail which had expired on that day.
ABOVE: As he appeared going to court on Jan 05 2007. Does he look sick??
Mokhtar said the application Thursday is still premature. On Jan 5, Shah Alam High Court judge Datuk K.N. Segara had refused to extend Abdul Razak's bail on the grounds that he (Abdul Razak) should make a formal bail application. Following the decision Thursday, Abdul Razak, 46, will be sent to the Sungai Buloh Prison and will remain there until a decision is made on the application. However, Abdul Razak has another avenue, to enable him to be freed on bail, pending his trial which is set on March 10 next year. This is made available to Abdul Razak as he had already filed a formal bail application as ordered by the Shah Alam High Court on Jan 5.ABOVE: The wife and daugther arriving at the appeal court ad BELOW: Abdul Razak Abdullah arriving at the court house spotting a pair of spectacles
His application will be heard on Jan 19. Abdul Razak is accused of abetting two policemen from the Bukit Aman Special Action Squad, C/Insp Azilah Hadri, 30, and Kpl Sirul Azhar Umar, 35, to commit the murder of Altantuya, 28, which ended with the body of Altantuya being blown to bits with explosive. Her remains were found at a forest area in Puncak Alam, near Shah Alam, on Nov 7. Abdul Razak allegedly committed the offence between and on Oct 18 at Bangunan Getah Asli in Jalan Ampang,
Azilah and Sirul Azhar are charged with killing Altantuya in an area at Lot 12843 and Lot 16735, Mukim Bukit Raja, Selangor between 10 pm on Oct 19 and 1 am on Oct 20
Appeals Court strikes out Razak Baginda's application
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DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER DATUK SERI NAJIB RAZAK: Also elegantly silent on the murder.KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 10, 2007) : The overwhelming public interest in the murder of Mongolian translator Altantunya Sharriibuu demands that police question all connected persons, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The former deputy prime minister and current Parti Keadilan Rakyat special advisor also said the case has once again put our judicial system under scrutiny, this time with an added international glare, jeopardising the country's accountability and integrity.
"The general perception is that the investigation is incomplete and raises more questions than answers. "Who instructed the UTK officers to take the drastic action of destroying the evidence? Did they act on their own or were they carrying out orders? Who approved the use of C4 explosives? "We must ensure that those who gave the orders are punished too. They bear greater responsibility for the crime," he said at a press conference today.
Altantuya arrived in
The case has also received international attention to the extent that members of the Mongolian Parliament have appealed to their Malaysian counterparts to ensure that the upcoming trial will be “free of political influence”. At the start of the investigation, inspector-general of police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said “whoever is involved would be brought to book regardless of his stature” and that “he is going to find out how and who authorised the issuance of the explosives used in the murder.
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Razak Baginda Applies To
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 9 (Bernama) -- Political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda, charged with abetting the murder of Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu, has applied to review a High Court decision denying extension of his bail. The application was made at the Court of Appeal Registry here through the law firm Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill last Friday. The Court of Appeal is expected to hear the application on Thursday. Abdul Razak, 46, has applied to be released on bail until the conclusion of the hearing of his case should the Court of Appeal allow his application for the review. He also seeks to be released on bail with conditions similar to those set by the Shah Alam High Court on Dec 14 last year. Those conditions are that Abdul Razak be required to deposit bail of RM1 million with the court in two sureties, surrender his travel document to the court and report weekly to the police station. The reason Abdul Razak provided in support of the application is that he has a serious health problem and is undergoing medical treatmentThursday
In the application, he has also claimed that there is no reasonable ground to believe that he is guilty of the charge against him. In his affidavit, Abdul Razak states that his oral application seeking to be released on bail was dismissed by the Shah Alam High Court on Jan 5 without hearing the merits of the application on the grounds that he should have made the application in writing. Abdul Razak was taken to be remanded at the Sungai Buloh prison on Jan 5 after Shah Alam High Court judge Datuk K.N. Segara declined to entertain his oral application as well as grant an interim bond, ordering him to file a written application. Abdul Razak will be remanded in prison until the hearing of his written application on Jan 19. Abdul Razak is charged with abetting the murder of Altantuya, 28, at his office at Bangunan Getah Asli in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, between 9.54am and 11.05am last Oct 18. He is charged under Section 109 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 302 of the same code, which carries the mandatory death sentence, upon conviction. Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, 30, and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 35, are charged with the murder of Altantuya at a location between
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January 05, 2007
Altantuya's Remains To Be Flown To Mongolia For Grand Burial
By Sakina Mohamed and B. Hariharasuthan KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 (Bernama) -- The bone fragments of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu were collected from the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital mortuary Friday by the honorary consul of Mongolia in Malaysia, Datuk Syed Abdul Rahman Al Habshi and Oyu Vasha (BELOW), the second secretary to the Embassy of Mongolia in Thailand.
Both arrived at the mortuary at Friday and left 40 minutes later empty handed. They returned at and half an hour later emerged from the mortuary's office with Vasha carrying a small cardboard box in her hands, which were believed to contain Altantuya's bone fragments. Syed Abdul Rahman said they were unable to claim the remains earlier as they had not been able to obtain Altantuya's death certificate. However with the assistance from the National Registration Department, they were able to get the death certificate to claim the bone fragments from the mortuary Friday.
Asked if the collection of bone fragments would eliminate evidence from the case, he said that was not the case as those collected were only the smaller bone fragments. "There are some 30 pieces of bone fragments and the bigger ones are being kept for investigation and as evidence. "We are transporting the rest to the family so that they can carry out the proper burial that they had always wanted for Altantuya," he told reporters when met at the mortuary here. He said the rest of the bone fragments would be returned to the family after the court proceedings were resolved. Meanwhile, Syed Abdul Rahman said Vasha would be leaving for
He said Altantuya's remains would be buried in
He is alleged to have committed the offence at Bangunan Getah Asli in Jalan Ampang at between and on Oct 18 last year. The case has been fixed for hearing for four weeks from March 10 next year.
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Razak's Wife Mocks Journalists; January 05, 2007 20:32 PM
ABOVE: Mazlinda Makhzan arriving in court with great strain on her face
SHAH ALAM, Jan 5 (Bernama) -- The wife of political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda, who is charged with abetment in the murder of Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu, mocked journalists covering the case at the High Court here Friday. "So happy now? Satisfied?"Mazlinda Makhzan sneered at the journalists before joining Abdul Razak, who was in handcuffs, being led out of the court by several policemen.
ABOVE and BELOW: Mazlinda Makhzan after oral application of bail was rejected showed her anger at the newsmen and photographers
Mazlinda is believed to have lashed out her frustration at the journalists following the court's refusal to entertain an oral application by counsel Wong Kian Kheong for Abdul Razak be released on bail. On Dec 14 last year, the Shah Alam High Court allowed Razak to be released on a RM1 million court bond with two sureties after he claimed trial to a charge of abetting in the 28-year old Altantuya's murder. Mazlinda was also seen attempting to prevent press photographers from taking pictures of her husband as he was brought to the court lock-up. Abdul Razak, 46, is charged with abetting Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, 30, and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 35, in the murder of Altantuya, 28, whose body parts were found in a forest area at Puncak Alam here on Nov 5 last year. He is alleged to have committed the offence at Bangunan Getah Asli in Jalan Ampang,
Judge Datuk K.N. Segara had fixed four weeks from March 18 to hear the case. Meanwhile, Mongolian Honorary Counsel in Malaysia Datuk Syed Abdul Rahman Al-Habshi said he had informed Altantuya's family on the court's decision and they (Altantuya's family members) had expressed their intention to follow the trial. "We have informed the family on the hearing date. Dr Shaariibuu Setev (Altantuya's father) is happy and there is a likelihood that he, his wife and their daughter will be here for the March hearing," said Syed Abdul Rahman who was also at the court with the second secretary at the Mongolian Embassy in
He also said that Dr Shaariibuu and wife were in good health and that the situation in
had returned to normal following the furore created after news of Altantuya's murder spread. Syed Abdul Rahman said he would also claim Altantuya's bones which were kept by the police at the
On the records of Altantuya's trips to
On a letter from the Mongolian government to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Syed Abdul Rahman said he did not know of its development. The letter, which was handed to Abdullah at Putrajaya through Foreign Affairs Special Adviser Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Mohamad last Dec 13, among others, contained hopes of Altantuya's family and the Mongolian government for the case be heard without interference from any quarters. -
Altantuya's murder trial set for March 2008
R.Surenthira Kumar Updated: 03:37PM Fri, 05 Jan 2007
SHAH ALAM (Jan 5, 2007): Political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah, charged
with abetting two policemen in the murder of Mongolian interpreter Altantuya
Shaariibuu, was taken into police custody after his lawyer failed to file a formal application for extension of his bail. Shah Alam High Court judge Datuk K.N. Segara refused to entertain Abdul Razak's lawyer Wong Kian Kheong's oral request for bail, resulting in many red faces as they were caught off guard.
"Sorry, I am not prepared to hear your request as no formal application was made with affidavits in support," said Segara to the awestruck lawyers and Abdul Razak's family members. Since the RM1 million bail, granted on Dec 14 expired today, Abdul Razak, 46, was immediately taken into police custody. As Wong frantically left the courtroom to prepare a formal application to be submitted to the judge, Abdul Razak was taken to the Sungai Buloh prison. Later in the afternoon, Wong filed a formal application for Abdul Razak to be released on bail. The judge fixed Jan 19 to hear the application.
Segara also shot down Wong's application for an early trial date, based on his argument that the wide negative publicity generated by the case should merit for the case to be heard as soon as possible. Segara, admitting that the case had received wide publicity, including overseas, said the court cannot cave-in to such requests, unless under exceptional circumstances. He said publicity created is not a valid reason for the court to consider, unlike in cases where young people are on trial. Segara said the courts did not carry out their job based on public or media sentiments or reports because their main aim is to ensure justice is served. "I don't see any urgency in fixing an early date for this case.
There's no point in setting an early date but the case does not take-off," said Segara. He said the courts here had their hands full with about 135 cases pending hearing. Segara said every one of those people under remand, some of them since 1997, as a right for his or her case to be heard accordingly and no preference can be given. "Those waiting long for their case to be heard cannot be left in the cold at the expense of other cases which are registered much later," Segara added. He said the earliest dates available are in March 2008 as the other cases in the list have been fixed for hearing the whole of this year.
He then set hearing for March 10 to 14, March 17 to 21, March 24 to 28 and March 31 to April 4 next year. "But the parties involved, defence lawyers and DPPs must ensure that the case will go on without any interruptions, otherwise there's no point as requests for postponements will only cause more delays,," said Segara. He then asked DPP Salehuddin Saidin the number of witnesses that the prosecution intends to produce and the time they will take to argue their case.
Salehuddin said about 30 to 40 witnesses will take to the stand and it would take them about a month to six weeks to wrap up. Earlier, when the court started to hear the case mentioned, Segara ordered those standing to leave as the courtroom was packed.
ABOVE & BELOW: The Chief Inspector & the Constable arriving at the courtroom after exiting the lift and as usual covering themselves with their T-shirts. They came before the other suspect Abdul Razak Abdullah, this is the official name in the charge sheet. No longer Baginda, why?. The mother is a Chinese muslim convert.
Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, 30, and PC Sirul Azhar Umar, 35, (ABOVE) who are charged with killing the 28-year-old Mongolian were also present. The charges were read again to the two policemen and Abdul Razak before the DPP asked for them to be tried jointly.
Meanwhile, lawyer Karpal Singh who is holding a watching brief for Altantuya's family, said the whole issue of courts being tied up with cases can be solved with the construction of more courtrooms, appointment of more judges and DPPs. "I will raise the matter in the coming Parliament sitting," said Karpal Singh who is also Bukit Gelugor MP. He said the police will release Altantuya's bone fragments to her family members at the
Abdul Razak Back In Jail As Court Refuses To Entertain Oral Bail ApplicationSHAH ALAM, Jan 5 (Bernama) -- Political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda, who has been charged with abetment in the murder of Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu, was sent back to prison Friday after he failed to get his bail extended. Shah Alam High Court Judge Datuk K.N.Segara refused to entertain an oral application for the extension as well as interim bail made by his counsel Wong Kian Kheong and ordered Wong to file in a formal application.
ABOVE & BELOW: The star suspect Abdul Razak Abdullah arriving with the strong support from family members in his hour of need.
"Make a formal application. This is a serious charge. I am not interested (to hear the oral bail application). I want it in the affidavit. You had more than sufficient time to do so. I have already made the ruling and will not entertain anything else," said Segara who insisted that he needed to proceed hearing another case involving an Iranian man remanded since 1999, and subsequently left the court.
In the afternoon, Wong filed the formal bail application to have Abdul Razak, 46, released from prison while awaiting his trial. The court fixed Jan 19 to hear the bail application. Abdul Razak was then sent to the Sungai Buloh prison and will remain there until a decision is made on the application. Abdul Razak, 46, had earlier been allowed to be released on RM1 million bail in two sureties but it expired today. He appeared shocked by the court's decision and was seen discussing it with Wong. He was also seen embracing his wife Mazlinda Makhzan and daughter Roweena. He is alleged to have committed the abetment offence at Bangunan Getah Asli in Jalan Ampang,
Segara also allowed Salehuddin's application to have Abdul Razak's case to be jointly tried with that of two police personnel from the Bukit Aman Special Action Squad (UTK) charged with the murder of Altantuya, 28. C/Insp Azilah Hadri, 30, and corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 35, are alleged to have urdered Altantuya in the mukim of Bukit Raja, Selangor, between on Oct 19 and on Oct 20. In rejecting Wong's application for an early trial date on the grounds that there had been extensive publicity on the case and negative perception against his client, Segara said: "
ABOVE: The daughter Rowena who has just enrolled for a UK course rushed back to give his Dad all the support and "be strong" encouragement that he needed now.
I don't see the need or urgency to fix an early trial date for this case."
He indicated that publicity on the case, which had been worldwide, had given the impression that the court was not ready to give an early date and this needed to be corrected. Segara said the Shah Alam courts were faced with a severe backlog of cases and many new cases were being registered so much so that each court there had an average of 120 cases to settle. "As such, we have devised a system to ensure justice is done fairly.
All cases for trial in this court are non-bailable ones, where all the accused are held in remand. "Therefore, those held longest in remand should get the earliest date. We have to adhere to this system unless there is an exceptional case such as one involving a child. Cases like this will supersede those involving accused in remand," he said. Segara also made available the court register to anyone who wanted to see the court's schedule. The court, which is new, has part-heard cases dating back to 2000.
"There is an accused held in remand since
The case, he said, was still ongoing. "So I want to give everybody a fair chance to get an early trial date. It is beyond the court's power to release them (accused held in remand). It is for the Parliament to decide. It is not in the hands of the court to free them just because the court cannot fix an early date for trial. "I wish the foreign press will not give a negative view about this. Publicity is not a ground to give an early trial date. I have never heard of that. Just because of publicity, cases not taken up by the press should not be left in the cold. Just because of publicity you cannot push it forward," he said. Segara also told the defence and prosecution teams to be prepared to go on with the trial from day-to-day basis (after the completion of the one-month hearing) and to give their undertaking that there would not be interruptions when the trial is underway.