IGP: Cops still waiting for AG’s instructions on fresh Altantuya investigation

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  • Monday, 13 Aug 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman is still waiting for instructions from the Attorney General’s Chambers over the fresh investigation into the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

The Inspector-General of Police said the investigation papers were submitted to the AG’s Chambers two weeks ago.

“We have conducted our due diligence pertaining to the investigation, including recording relevant statements.

“We have not received any instruction from the AG’s Chambers pertaining to the case,” he told a press conference after launching the English Proficiency course on Monday.

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

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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