Reopened Altantuya probe complete, papers sent to AG

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  • Thursday, 19 Jul 2018

SUBANG JAYA: The reopened investigation into the 2006 murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu has been completed, says the Inspector-General of Police.

“We have completed the investigation and have submitted it to the Attorney General’s Chambers,” said Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

“We are waiting for further instructions,” he told a press conference at Persada Plus here Thursday.

On June 20, Altantuya’s father Dr Shaaribuu Setev lodged a police report seeking a fresh probe into the murder of his daughter.

The following day, Mohamad Fuzi confirmed that inves­ti­­gations into the murder would be reopened.

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 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, the sentences were upheld by the Federal Court.

Sirul fled to Australia where he was detained by Australian Immi­gration at a detention centre in Sydney after Interpol issued a red notice on him.

He has been at the detention centre since 2015 and is hoping to get asylum there.

Australia does not allow a person on death row to return to their home country.

Abdul Razak Baginda, a close associate of Najib, was charged with abetment for the murder but was later acquitted.

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