Altantuya murder: AG must start contempt proceedings over Azilah’s SD, says Abdul Razak's lawyer

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  • Monday, 16 Dec 2019

PETALING JAYA: Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas should begin contempt proceedings against those making statements with regard to the statutory declaration by convicted killer Azilah Hadri, says Abdul Razak Baginda's (pic) lawyer.

"The matter concerns and impacts an ongoing Shah Alam High Court civil suit and is in the circumstances sub judice.

"The Attorney General, who is involved in the High Court civil suit, should immediately take steps and institute contempt proceedings against all and everyone who are coming out with these statements and prejudicing that trial.

"We have yet to see any review application and will comment further on it when we have it in hand and know precisely what is being sought and why," said Manjeet Singh on behalf of his client in a statement on Monday (Dec 16).

Abdul Razak, who was a special officer to Datuk Seri Najib Razak, was also implicated in the SD by Azilah, who said the then deputy prime minister ordered the execution of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu in 2006.

In 2009, Azilah and another police commando, Corporal Sirul Azhar, were convicted and sentenced to death by the Shah Alam High Court for killing Altantuya at Mukim Bukit Raja, Klang, between 10pm on Oct 19,2006, and 1am on Oct 20,2006.

Abdul Razak, a political analyst, was jointly charged with them, but was acquitted by the High Court on Oct 31,2008, after the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against him.

The prosecution did not appeal his acquittal.

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