MORE PICS & Video – Altantuya Murder Trial Day 43; CCTV Jeep Image (No. & Driver Not Visible); Touch'n Go , Smart Tag & CCTV times differ
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MORE PICS & Video – Altantuya Murder Trial Day 43;CCTV Jeep Image (No. & Driver Not Visible); Touch n Go , Smart Tag & CCTVs times differ
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Witness: Image of jeep not clear
R. Surenthira Kumar and Maria Angela; theSUN team
SHAH ALAM (Oct 1, 2007): A Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan (PLUS) Bhd administrative assistant testified that still images recorded at the Kota Damansara toll plaza resembled a green jeep, but was not able to make out the vehicle’s registration number. Mohd Bahir Dal, 38, testifying at the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial at the High court here, said the printout of the images captured by the closed-circuit television (CCTV) was not clear because the cameras were out of focus. He was replying to questions posed by the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah on the 43rd of the trial today. When asked if the driver of the green four-wheel-drive could be seen in the four printouts,
ABOVE: Color image completely blurred the sharpness of the vehicle, see the black & white copy BELOW
Mohd Bahir said the image of the vehicle driver was not visible.
Tun Abdul Majid: Refer to P116 B (printout of the CCTV recording) what vehicle does it show?
Mohd Bahir: A jeep.
Tun Abdul Majid: In the CCTV recording, can the vehicle’s registration number clearly visible?
Mohd Bahir: Not clear.
Tun Abdul Majid: What make is the jeep?
Mohd Bahir: I only know it is a jeep.
Tun Abdul Majid: Is the vehicle’s shape similar to that in picture A (print-out of the CCTV images)?
Mohd Bahir: Yes
(Sirul’s jeep Actual registration number is CAC 1883)
Go to Pahang JPJ or the HQ in KL and just scroll through the Vehicle registration list CAC with digit 1 and see HOW MANY such Jeep vehicles are registered (there might be just one) and start eliminating. If the Nuri CCTV picture of the Murtder suspect can go to FBI, this CCTV image can also be similarly sent to FBI for enhancement. If there is a will to prosecute, then there must be a way!
Tun Abdul Majid: What about pictures C and D. Can the registration number be clearly seen?
Mohd Bahir: Not clear.
Tun Abdul Majid: What about the shape of the vehicle?
Mohd Bahir: Picture C, I am not sure but picture D is not same as picture A.
Asked whether CCTV recording were captured at the Jalan Duta toll plaza, Mohd Bahir said no recordings were made at Jalan Duta toll plaza because of technical problems with the CCTVS fitted there.
Mohd Bahir added that the time stated on the images recorded by the CCTVs at both the Kota Damansara and Jalan Duta toll plazas on
He attributed the differences to the separate systems used by the two companies.
Judge Datuk Mohd Zaki said he was astounded with Mohd Bahir’s explanation later, that PLUS Bhd had at the time waiting to appoint the contractor to rectify the problem.
Mohd Zaki’s remarks, that he was equally surprised that PLUS Bhd, had yet to synchronise the time between the CCTVs and the Touch ’n Go usage time at the toll plazas.
Mohd Bahir said he accompanied the investigating officer, ASP Tony Lunggan to the Cyber Security office located at the Sapura building at the Mines in Seri Kembangan on June 11 to hand over the disc containing the CCTV recording . He also took along the programme viewer software, as the recording could only be played back with the software.
Propel technician Rasidi Abd Razak (ABOVE) who took the stand in the afternoon said although the Touch n Go and Smart Tag systems clocks and that of the CCTVs at highway toll booths are not of the same system, the time reflected in the Touch n Go card transaction records and the CCTVs of toll operators should be syncronised, To questions from DPP Tun Abdul Majid, he said the time may however vary if there is a fault with the system or damage due to it being hit by lightning or power failure.
Rasidi said that if the clock on the CCTV is altered then the time it shows will differ with the time recorded by the Touch n Go card and Smart Tag transaction records. He said a server is needed to syncronise the times.
Rasidi told the court that he and his colleague Mohd Rasidi Ariffin were called to fix a technical problem at the Kota Damasara toll Plaza on Oct 14 last year when the multiscope CCTV system hung.
"As a result of this the traffic movements could not be recorded, the image on the display froze and the clock stopped," he explained to the court.
"Once the problem was rectified we reset the clock so that it was in tandem with that of the Touch n Go, Smart Tag and cash systems at the toll plazas," he said.
However he admitted that the times on the clocks may differ, even after this had been done.
To questions from Sirul Azhar Umar’s lawyer Ahmad Zaidi Zainal, Mohd Rasidi said the times of all toll operators in the country should be syncronise.
However he said that he did not know if this was the case on Oct 19 last year.
Later, Mohd Rasidi Ariffin testified he was called to the Kota Damasara PLUS toll plaza to rectify a technical problem on Oct 25.
He said the multiscope CCTV at the plaza had hung and could not record any images. However he was not sure when the problem had occurred.
"I did not know that the CCTV had hung on Oct 14," said Mohd Rasidi Ariffin when questioned by Tun Abdul Majid.
"Usually Propel will be informed if there is a discrepancy between the time on the CCTV clock and the time at the plaza data control system and we will rectify this by resetting the time," he said:
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DPP to call 15 more witnesses
THE prosecution has at least 15 more witnesses to call before it can close its case in the high-profile Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial. Lead prosecutor Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah said this to High Court Justice Mohd Zaki Md Yasin after the trial was adjourned at the end of Day 43 yesterday. The court has heard the testimonies of 38 witnesses. “We will be calling a witness from Cyber-Security Malaysia (formerly known as the National ICT Security and Emergency Response Centre) on Wednesday.
“We will be calling the chemist on Thursday,” he said, adding that witnesses from the medical and telecommunication sectors would also be testifying. The witness from Cyber-Security would be called in relation to the records of SMSes and calls made and received by a private investigator hired by political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda as produced in court by the prosecution in June. The calls and SMS records produced were those made or received by private investigator P. Balasubramaniam between Oct 17 and Oct 21.
Earlier, PLUS Expressways Bhd administrative assistant Mohd Bahir Dal testified that he found four still shots from the closed-circuit television system showing what appeared to be a four-wheel drive vehicle similar to the one driven by one of the accused. He confirmed that the clock in the CCTV system at PLUS’ toll plazas was not synchronised with that in the Touch 'n Go system. Two witnesses from Propel, a highway maintenance company, also confirmed that there were time differences between the said clocks and that they were caused by human error and malfunctioning of the CCTV system.
In the dock, Unit Tindakan Khas (Special Action Squad) operatives C/Insp Azilah Hadri, 31, and Kpl Sirul Azhar, 36, are charged with murdering 28-year-old Altantuya between on Oct 19 and 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 tomorrow
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UPDATE: DAY 44 Trial
MORE PICS & Video – Day 44 Altantuya Murder Trial; Dr Primulapathi Chief Chemist Displayed Samples – Hair, Blood, bone fragments, slippers etc
Samples for DNA testing produced
R. Surenthira Kumar; theSUN
SHAH ALAM (Oct 3, 2007): Samples of blood, skin tissue, bone pieces, saliva and hair, sent for DNA testing, were produced in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial here today.
Accredited chemist and director of the Chemist Department’s forensic division J. Primulapathi (ABOVE), 54, said the specimens were sent to him by the police on Nov 11. Testifying on the 44th day of the trial, Primulapathi began the task of going through each of the 18 envelopes containing the samples. Deputy Public Prosecutor Noorin Badaruddin told judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yasin the whole procedure of opening the envelopes containing the samples is expected to take about three days as there were several sets of specimens (BELOW) sent to the Chemist Department on different dates.
Primulapathi said the test tubes and small bottles contained:
* blood specimen of Altantuya father, Setev Shaariibuu.
* blood specimen of Altantuya mother,
* Saliva samples of Altansetseg.
* Eight dark brownish-black tissue samples.
* Five samples of tufts of hair.
* Dark brownish-black skeletal remain.
* Dark-brownish black piece of bone.
Asked by Noorin if he had received a second batch of samples from the investigating officer, ASP Tony Lunggan, on Nov 15, Primulapathi said another 11 samples were sent to him. At this point, Cpl Sirul Azhar Umar’s lawyer, Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin, raised an objection to the contents in a police form submitted by Tony requesting for DNA tests to be conducted on the samples.
He said the contents could be prejudicial and applied for them to be excluded.
Mohd Zaki said he had yet to come across decisions of cases in the past which have depended on the contents of such forms, hinting that it was not a pertinent issue to be raised.
Kamarul Hisham said he only raised the matter for it to be put on record.
The court then recessed for lunch.
When the hearing resumed in the afternoon, Primulapathi continued to identify the blood specimens, tissue, hair and other items sent by the police to the department on Nov 15. Among the items which he confirmed receiving were a black leather steering wheel cover and a Smart Tag device with a Touch 'n Go card in it. Also among the 11 items sent in by the police on Nov 15 last year was a
Primulapathi also confirmed receiving four paper packages in separate envelopes containing tubes of blood specimen from the three accused C/Insp Azilah Hadri, Cpl Sirul Azhar Umar and Abdul Razak Abdullah.
He also identified an envelope containing blood specimen belonging to L/Cpl Rohaniza Roslan who was Azilah’s close friend and one of the witnesses in the trial.
Primulapathi will be identifying another set of forensic evidence submitted to the department when the trial continues tomorrow.
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