Razak to get High Court hearing

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  • Saturday, 18 Nov 2006

KUALA LUMPUR: Abdul Razak Baginda, who faces a charge of abetting in the murder of Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu, will have his case mentioned at a High Court here on Thursday.  

According to the High Court registry, the case will be heard before Justice Abdul Kadir Musa. 

Abdul Razak, whose plea was not recorded when he was charged at the magistrate's court two days ago, will enter his plea then. 

The prosecution is expected to apply for the case to be transferred to a High Court in Shah Alam to facilitate a joint trial with the two policemen accused of killing the 28-year-old woman. 

On Wednesday, Chief Insp Azilah Hadri, 30, and Kpl Sirul Azhar Umar, 35, were charged in Shah Alam with Altantuya's murder.  

The duo are accused of having jointly murdered her between 10pm on Oct 19 and 1am on Oct 20 at Lots 12843 and 16735 in Mukim Bukit Raja in Shah Alam. 

Their case has been fixed for mention at the Shah Alam High Court on Dec 14, where their plea will be recorded.  

On Thursday, 46-year-old Razak was charged with abetting the two policemen in committing the murder. 

He was alleged to have committed the offence between 9.54am and 11.05am on Oct 18 at Level 10, Bangunan Getah Asli, 148, Jalan Ampang, here – the official address of the Malaysian Strategic Research Centre, of which he is the head. 

The case has attracted the attention of the public and the media since it was reported that the Mongolian woman's body was blown up with explosives after she was killed. 

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