KUALA LUMPUR: Mongolian freelance model Altantuya Shaariibuu flew to Malaysia on Oct 6 together with her sister and cousin in search of a political analyst whom she claimed was her husband.
Altantuya, 28, is said to have befriended the political analyst when he visited Mongolia more than two years ago.
A check revealed that all three women stayed at Hotel Malaya in Jalan Hang Lekir.
It is learnt that Altantuya, mother of a 16-month-old baby boy, came to Malaysia to seek help and financial support from the analyst for the baby, who is in need of medical treatment.
Altantuya managed to find out where the analyst lived but failed in her attempt to meet him until Oct 19 when she was said to have received a telephone call to meet him at his house.
She was said to have contacted her sister and cousin over the handphone, informing them that she had reached the analysts house.
While she was outside the house, she was seized by several men, pushed into a car and driven away.
Her sister and cousin, who last heard from her that night, became worried and sought the help of the Mongolian Embassy in Bangkok after they were told that there was no embassy or consul here.
However, when they called Bangkok they were told that there was an honorary consul here and managed to contact its consul-general Datuk Syed Abdul Rahman Alhabshi. The Mongolian honorary consul has been in existence for the past nine years.
Syed Abdul Rahman, upon learning of the plight of the two women, immediately helped them lodge reports at the Dang Wangi and Travers police stations.
However, he declined to comment, saying he did not wish to jeopardise investigations.
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