Razak Baginda asked Azilah to guard house and family, court told


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda

SHAH ALAM: Political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda’s secretary testified that her boss told her that he had only asked former police officer Azilah Hadri to guard his house and family, the High Court heard.

Siti Aisyah Mohd Azlan, 36, who was testifying in the civil suit filed by the family of Altantuya Shaa­riibuu, the Mongolian model who was murdered in 2006, said Abdul Razak did not tell her that he had asked Azilah to kill “Amina”.

The witness said on Nov 7, 2006, Abdul Razak told her that “something bad had happened”.

Asked by Sangeet Kaur Deo, the lawyer for Altantuya’s family, on what she meant by “something bad”, Siti Aisyah said Abdul Razak told her that “Amina” was dead (has been killed).

The witness earlier identified “Amina” through a photograph of Altantuya shown to her by the court interpreter.

Sangeet: After that?

Siti Aisyah: I asked who did it.

Sangeet: What was the third defendant (Abdul Razak)’s reply?

Siti Aisyah: He said Azilah did it.

Sangeet: Who is Azilah that the third defendant was referring to?

Siti Aisyah: UTK (Special Actions Unit) officer, who had come to our office on Oct 18, 2006, and the first defendant.

Sangeet: Did the third defendant tell you how he knew Azilah was the one who did it?

Siti Aisyah: No.

The secretary is the sixth witness to testify in the trial involving a RM100mil suit brought by Altantuya’s father Dr Shaariibuu Setev Shaariibuu, his wife Altantsetseg Sanjaa and their grandsons Mungunshagai Bayarjargal and Altanshagai Munkhtulga, on June 4, 2007.

They named Azilah and another ex-police personnel Sirul Azhar Umar, Abdul Razak and the Malay­sian government as defendants.

However, Munkhtulga’s name was removed as plaintiff following his death two years ago.

Under cross-examination by Abdul Razak’s counsel Manjeet Singh Dhillon on whether her employer had asked her to keep his meeting with Azilah a secret, she replied in the negative.

The witness said in Aug 2006, Amina came to her workplace to see Abdul Razak and she overheard him telling Amina: “I got nothing to do with you.

“If you want to do anything, go ahead”.

On whether her employer used harsh words, pushed or hit Amina’s head, she replied in the negative.

The witness said Amina came to her office three more times after that but did not get to see him.

The trial before Justice Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera continues today. — Bernama


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