‘My daughter came to Malaysia to meet Razak’

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  • Saturday, 26 Jan 2019

Distraught father: Dr Shaariibuu leaving the Shah Alam High Court after the hearing. — AP

SHAH ALAM: Dr Shaariibuu Setev, the father of slain Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, has told the High Court that his daughter had informed him that she wanted to meet a man known as “Razak” in Malaysia in 2006.

Dr Shaariibuu, 69, a part-time professor at Mongolian National University, said he did not know which Razak his daughter was referring to, whether it was “Najib Razak” (former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak) or “Razak Baginda” (political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda).

“All that she told me was Razak,” he said when asked by his counsel Ramkarpal Singh at the hearing of a RM100mil suit filed by him and his family against two former policemen, Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar, Abdul Razak and the Malaysian government.

Dr Shaariibuu said he had asked Altantuya on the identity of the “Razak” that she mentioned and the response from his daughter was that she wanted to seek help from that man to get medical treatment for her son.

Dr Shaariibuu said he later discovered flight tickets purchased by “Razak” for Altantuya dated March 23, 2005, and a receipt from Habib, dated March 4, 2005, for jewellery costing RM11,300 which was sold to Abd Razak Abdullah.

He said after August 2006, he knew Altantuya was going again to Malaysia when she called him over the phone.

“I told her to come and see me before her departure. She came and met me around Oct 7 or 8, 2006.

“I had asked her why she travelled to Malaysia so often.

“She told me she was in a relationship with a ‘big man’ in Malaysia and his name was Baginda. She said the trip was important for her because she wanted to arrange the treatment for her son,” he said.

Dr Shaariibuu and wife Altant­setseg Sanjaa and their two grandsons, Mungunshagai Bayarjargal and Altanshagai Munkhtulga, filed the RM100mil suit on June 4, 2007.

Altanshagai Munkhtulga’s name was later removed as a plaintiff as he died two years ago.

In the statement of claim, the family alleged that Altantuya’s death had caused them mental shock and psychological trauma, entitling them to be compensated with exemplary and aggravated damages.

The trial before judge Datuk Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera continues on Monday. — Bernama

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