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Day 50 – Altantuya Murder Trial –
CSI officer says 13 items retrieved from 4WD vehicle
R. Surenthira Kumar and Maria J. Dass, theSUN
SHAH ALAM (Oct 23, 2007): A police forensics crime scene investigation (CSI) officer testified in the Altantuya Shaariiibuu murder trial today that 13 items were retrieved from a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Supt Soo Mee Tong, 51, from the Forensics Division in the Senior Police Officers’ College in Cheras listed the items to the court. They included a lump of soil found on the blue mudflap of the left front tyre, a lump of soil found on the inside of the rim of the front right tyre, a steering wheel cover, a Smart Tag, a Touch ‘n Go card, a blood-stained copy of Utusan Malaysia dated Sept 14, 2006, a pair of blood-stained rubber slippers, a 9mm SME 06 bullet shell, sweat swab from the door handle, a strand of hair and a few other copies of newspapers. Soo said the items were recovered from the greyish blue 1,300cc Suzuki four-wheel-drive with registration number CAC 1883 after a check by the CSI team on Nov 9. Replying to questions from Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Hanim Rashid during the prosecution’s examination-in-chief on the 50th day of the trial today, he said the inspection on the vehicle was conducted by the CSI team following a request from the investigating officer ASP Tonny Lunggan at about on
Investigations by the CSI team on the vehicle was conducted in three stages and photographs of the vehicle and all the items recovered were taken, said Soo. He said the Smart Tag was found on the dashboard with the Touch ‘n Go card while the hair was found on the front passenger seat. In the rear, he said, there was only one seat, behind the passenger. The slippers were found on the mat, on the rear seat and a white box with the wordings "Planet T 792" was found on the missing seat area, said Soo, adding that three shirts and fishing equipment were found placed on the box while inside there was more fishing equipment. The bullet shell was found in the space between the driver’s seat and the door. After the court returned from lunch, Soo continued his testimony by identifying eight of the 13 items including the
Soo said the team had collected other newspapers from the vehicle to see if any fingerprints could be lifted off these using the Ninhydrin solution in the forensic lab. He explained that the soil samples collected from the left mudguard of the front tyre of the vehicle, and the inner rim of the right front tyre of the 4WD was to make comparisons with soil samples obtained from the crime scene. Soo said similarly the 9mm bullet casings that were collected from the jeep, were taken to match it to any bullet casings (if found) at the crime scene, while the steering cover from the vehicle was taken to do a DNA comparison to the people who had driven the car.
Meanwhile, the court was told that prosecution witness Shaari Desa, 40 is expected to testify onThursday (Oct 25). Shaari who is firearms and tool marks unit head at the Chemistry Department Forensic division was thought to have been down with dengue, however DPP Hanim Rashid informed the court that he was not down with dengue but was affected by an infection. Earlier this morning, another witness, Mohd Roslan Abdul Karim, 32, a computer programmer with Rangkaian Segar Sdn Bhd testified. Lead DPP Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah asked Mohd Roslan to explain about the printouts of the "Touch ‘n Go" card transactions, belonging to L/Cpl Rohaniza Roslan. Mohd Roslan said he designed the system which was used to record the transactions. He said despite the omittance of details of the names of the toll plazas utilised, the code numbers used was adequate to indicate the specific toll plaza entered or exited. However he was at a loss, when asked by defence lawyers, Hazman Ahmad and Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin, representing C/Insp Azilah Hadri and Cpl Sirul Azhar Umar respectively, on why the details appeared in one of the documents and was missing in another.
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WHAT HAPPENED TODAY - DAY 50
* Mohd Roslan Abdul Karim, 32, a computer programmer with Rangkaian Segar Sdn Bhd testified.
* Supt Soo Mee Tong, from the police forensics division took the witness stand.
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Bloodstained items found
SHAH ALAM: Bloodstained slippers and newspapers were among the items found inside Kpl Sirul Azhar Umar's jeep, the High Court heard. Head of the police forensic lab’s chemistry division Supt Soo Me Tong said the crime scene investigations team that inspected the vehicle also found a bullet cartridge. Testifying as the 42nd prosecution witness in the Altantuya Shaa-riibuu murder trial, he said investigating officer Asst Supt Tonny Lunggan contacted him on Nov 8 last year to request for his team to search the “blue-ish grey” Suzuki four-wheel-drive. The witness said he conducted the search with a seven-man team the next morning at the
ABOVE: Supt Soo Me Tong, Head of the police forensic lab’s chemistry division joined the police force in 1979 and holds a masters degree in chemistry. and BELOW: Being pursued by a media club reporter coming down the staircase for more info
Asked by DPP Hanim Rashid why he only conducted the search the following day, Supt Soo replied that it was because the request from ASP Tonny only came at night, around 10pm. “That is not very suitable. Usually, an inspection is conducted in the daytime because it is more effective,” he said on Day 50 of the trial. Supt Soo, 51, said that after a briefing by ASP Tonny, his team went to work, starting with the jeep’s exterior where soil samples were recovered from the mudguard on the left front wheel and the rim of the right front wheel. He said these samples were taken to make a comparison with the soil from the crime scene. He said his team recovered a steering wheel cover, a SmartTAG device with a Touch ‘n Go card and a strand of hair from the front part of the vehicle’s interior. He said a 9mm bullet cartridge bearing the markings “SME06” was also found between the driver’s seat and door. Upon inspecting the other half of the jeep’s interior, Supt Soo said he found that there was only one seat on the left side, where a pair of slippers that appeared to have bloodstains, was found.
Apart from that, he said his team also recovered a stack of newspapers, a copy of which had stains that looked like blood, and a swab of sweat from a safety grip at the passenger’s side. He said he tested the stain on the newspaper and confirmed that they were bloodstains. “However, I don’t know whether it is human or animal blood,” he said. Supt Soo earlier told the court that he first joined the police force in 1979 and holds a masters degree in chemistry. Unit Tindakan Khas (Special Ac-tion Squad) operatives C/Insp Azilah Hadri, 31, and Kpl Sirul Azhar, 36, are charged with murdering 28-year-old Altantuya be-tween 10pm on Oct 19 and 1am on Oct 20 last year in Mukim Bukit Raja, Shah Alam. Political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda, 47, is accused of abetting them in
The trial continues today.
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Woman in exocism suit was 'slithering like snake, screaming like Satan' : Defence lawyer
By Jermyn Chow
Madam Amutha Valli, 50, was unwell and would only be able to attend the hearing next week. The woman at the centre of the exorcism suit against
Madam Valli was not in court. Her lawyers said she was unwell and would only be able to attend the hearing next week. The private tutor and mother of two is alleging that she was held for about 2 1/2 hours in a room at the well-known Catholic church. She is seeking damages, claiming she was confined and subjected to what she believes were rites of exorcism on the night of
Sues Redemptorist Order
The former national walker is suing the Redemptorist Order, which runs Novena Church, two priests and seven others for damages for loss of earnings and future medical expenses. In her court documents, she claims she was abused, strangled, pinned down and asked repeatedly to identify herself. She claims the experience left her traumatised and unable to work, and that she has suffered relapses in her mental state, needing continuing medical attention. The defendants have denied her claims. They say her family members had consented to a prayer session being held for her and that she was possessed.
Mr Raghbir Singh Bajwa, who is representing Madam Valli together with Mr Raj Shergill and Ms Anuradha Tiwary, said in his opening statement that the case was "not an attack on the religion." 'We are not saying that the defendants acted with malice or wicked intentions,' said Mr Bajwa. 'They may want to help the plaintiff. But what they did they should not have done... they have caused damage to her.' 'They had a duty of care and they breached that duty of care.'
'An unbelievable story'
Mr Tito Isaac, who is representing Father Simon Tan and the Redemptorist Order, described the plaintiff's claims as 'an unbelievable story', and said the defence would prove that they were not true. In his opening remarks, Mr Isaac said Madam Valli was diagnosed with psychiatric disorder when she was treated at the
Senior Counsel Jimmy Yim, who is defending Father Jacob Ong, the other priest, also described Madam Valli's allegations as an 'incredible story', and 'a well-hatched up scam'. Mr Anthony Lee, who is representing the other defendents with Mr Denis Tan, said the diagnosis of Madam Valli was 'erroneous' because proper medical practices were not followed. Mr Lee said he would also establish that the plaintiff was an alcoholic and sought treatment for alcohol abuse at the
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