Altantuya case: Murder with no Murderer – Dr Dzulkefly


SHAH ALAM, August 23: The decision for the court to release two members of the Special Action Unit (UTK), Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, from charges of the murder of Mongolian, Altantuya Shaariibuu, makes it seem like this brutal murder has no murderer, said Central PAS Committee Member, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Dzulkefly said that this matter came as a surprise to many when the Court of Appeal unanimously allowed the appeal of these two men and this has raised questions as to who is the real murderer of Altantuya who was murdered in cold blood.

“It is shocking, but many have expected this to be the decision. When the decision was maintained, this meant that this heinous crime was like ‘a crime without a criminal’,” he said when contacted by TVSelangor.

He added that not only is this decision unfortunate for Altantuya’s family, but it is even more unfortunate for the people of Malaysia because of the inability of the judiciary system of the country to find the real perpetrators of this high profile murder.

“The conclusion is that this case has many ingredients that can be disputed and this includes ‘incompetent investigation’, where its nature is seen as very weak and the judiciary institution is seen to be bound to those with political authority,” said Dzulkefly.

He also welcomed the decision of Altantuya’s father if he wanted to take this case to a higher level (the Mongolian government), to uphold justice for his a higher level (Mongolian government), for justice for her daughter.

Altantuya Shaaribuu was a part-time model of Mongolian descent that was found brutally murdered at the location in a deserted area near Shah Alam between 10pm, 19 October and 1am, 20 October 2006.

The body parts confirmed to have belonged to Altantuya by pathologists was found scattered near the forested land near the Subang Dam in Puncak Alam, Shah Alam on 7 November 2006, 17 days after the victim was blown up with C$ explosives.

In April 2009, the Shah Alam High Court Judge, Datuk Zaki Md Yassin convicted the two police officers in the charge of murder. Meanwhile, political analyst, Abudul Razak Baginda, who is also a close friend of the current Prime Minster, was acquitted on being an accomplice in the murder.

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