KUALA LUMPUR: Dozens of people will be called up in connection to the statutory declaration (SD) made by former policeman Azilah Hadri alleging he was ordered by former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to kill Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador. (pic)
The Inspector-General of Police said police had listed down the list of witnesses to be called up for their statements to be taken.
“We have a standard operating procedure in taking action in this matter, ” he said.
The country's top cop said police would take necessary action on any matter of public concern.
“We will also wait for specific instructions by the Attorney General's Chambers, ” he told a press conference after the handing-over ceremony of the Bukit Aman Logistics and Technology Department director's post on Monday (Dec 23).
Comm Datuk Seri Rosli Ab. Rahman takes over the department from Comm Datuk Seri Tajudin Md Isa, who is retiring.
It was reported that Azilah claimed in his SD that Najib gave the order to kill Altantuya.
The former chief inspector said Najib, who was deputy prime minister and also defence minister at the time in 2006, met him and ordered him to “shoot to kill” Altantuya as she was a “dangerous foreign spy”.
Azilah said this in a shocking allegation filed in his SD along with an application for the Federal Court to review its decision on his conviction and the death sentence imposed on him and then-corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, also a former police commando, in 2001.
The SD was filed on Oct 17 as part of his application seeking the Federal Court review.
He is also seeking a retrial in order to provide full evidence on the clandestine operation in open court so that “justice will be served”, Malaysiakini reported on Dec 16.