No truth to Sirul's claims, says lawyer


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PETALING JAYA: Lawyer Datuk Hasnal Rezua Merican has denied Sirul Azhar Umar's claims that he instructed the former police commando to make a video exonerating a top leader of any involvement in the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu.

In an interview with Al Jazeera, Sirul had claimed that his lawyer ordered him to make the video in 2016, where he said former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak had no links to the Mongolian model.

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"It is too early to take any action as the allegations were made and circulated in Australia. All I can say for now is that there is absolutely no truth to those allegations," Hasnal told The Star on Friday (Nov 24).

Hasnal, who was Sirul's lawyer, said he had seen parts of the interview.

He also denied Sirul was offered RM1mil to make the video.

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In 2016, Sirul took an oath that Najib was in "no way involved" in the murder of Altantuya in 2006.

In 2015, the Federal Court sentenced Sirul and Special Action Unit personnel Azilah Hadri to death for murder.

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