Altantuya’s father lodges new report


Mongolian national Dr Shaariibuu Setev lodged a police report in Kuala Lumpur yesterday seeking a fresh probe into the murder of his daughter, Altantuya Shaariibuu, who was killed in Malaysia 12 years ago.

He made the report at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters, arriving there at 11.35am with Ramkarpal Singh, the family lawyer.

Ramkarpal said the report was made to request the police to reopen the case of the murder of Altantuya, who was a model. “It is an ordinary police report. If there are new leads in the case, the police will look at them in their investigation. If others are found to have been involved in the murder, they will also be prosecuted.”

Altantuya is believed to have been killed and her body blown up with explosives at a secondary jungle in Mukim Bukit Raja, Klang, between 10pm on Oct 19, 2006, and 1am on Oct 20, 2006.

In 2009, former police Special Action Unit members Sirul Azhar Umar and Azilah Hadri were found guilty of Altantuya’s murder. The Court of Appeal overturned their sentences in 2013, but upon the prosecution’s appeal, they were upheld by the Federal Court.

However, Sirul Azhar fled to Australia where he was detained by the Australian Immigration at its detention centre in Sydney after Interpol issued a red notice on him. He has been at the detention centre since 2015.

Shaariibuu met Attorney General Tommy Thomas on Tuesday and called on Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday.

Ramkarpal said the police should have called DSP Musa Safri, a former aide-de-camp of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak, as a witness during the Altantuya murder trial.

“Musa was a key witness and this should have been considered during the trial. Why was he not called? It was related to the important matter of the motive (for the killing).” — Bernama