Saturday, June 28, 2008

Shaariibuu Wants Police To Thoroughly Investigate Raja Petra's Allegation

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) -- Dr Shaariibuu Setev, the father of murdered Mongolian woman Altantuya Shaariibuu, has asked the police to conduct a thorough investigation into an allegation by Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin that the killing was linked to three other people.

Shaariibuu, 58, said the police should look seriously into the allegation by Raja Petra as it might provide them with fresh evidence.

"This is something serious and needs to be addressed immediately by the authorities. I only learnt about the new information from the newspapers.

"I place my trust on the Royal Malaysian Police and have strong belief in the Malaysian judicial system," he told a press conference here.

Shaariibuu, with the help of a translator, said that he would meet Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail Wednesday, to discuss whether the statutory declaration by Raja Petra could be produced as evidence in court.

He said the Mongolian government and its people had been following Altantuya’s murder trial from day one, and that they were hoping for a fair judgement.

Monday, the prosecution wrapped up its case in the Altantuya murder trial and will hear submissions on July 23.

It was reported in the media Monday, that police would be calling up Raja Petra to investigate his allegations in the statutory declaration.

In the declaration, Raja Petra claimed that three people were present at the scene during the murder of the Mongolian translator and part-time model in October 2006.

Unit Tindakan Khas (UTK) operatives Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar have been charged with killing Altantuya, 28, between 10pm on Oct 19 and 1am on Oct 20, two years ago in Mukim Bukit Raja, Shah Alam.

Political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda is accused of abetting them.


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