[NEW UPDATE] Altantuya Case: Is Putrajaya Deliberately Delaying The Murder Appeal?

It's been more than 6 years since the twisted tale of seeking justice for the C4-blasted Mongolian national, Altantuya Shaariibuu surfaced. The controversy continues...

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Karpal Singh says Putrajaya is delaying the Altantuya murder appeal

Karpal Singh says Putrajaya is delaying the Altantuya murder appeal

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Putrajaya appears to be dragging its feet on the appeal against the acquittal of two former police commandos for the high profile murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, said veteran lawyer Karpal Singh.

He said the Attorney General's Chambers can file its petition of appeal and state reasons why the Court of Appeal was wrong when it acquitted the two policemen based on the written grounds of the judgment.

"They can expedite the appeal process to the Federal Court even without having the entire records of appeal," Karpal told The Malaysian Insider in Kuala Lumpur. The lawyer is holding a watching brief for his client, Setev Shaariibuu, the father of Altantuya.

Karpal said he feared that the appeal would be further delayed if for some reason the policemen did not turn up for the proceedings. "The criminal appeal cannot proceed without the presence of the respondents," he said.

Karpal said he was concerned as his client, Setev Shaariibuu, had filed a RM100-million suit against Abdul Razak, Azilah, Sirul and the government over his daughter’s death. "It has already been six years after the suit was filed but Setev's case cannot be heard unless this criminal trial is over and done with,"

Two ex-cops freed of Altantuya murder charge

Two former police commandos were free men today after the Court of Appeal allowed their appeal and overturned their conviction for the 2006 murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

A three member bench led by Datuk Seri Mohamed Apandi Ali allowed the appeal in the Court of Appeal here this morning.

However, the government can still appeal Friday’s decision at the Federal Court.

Altantuya murder appeal will be decided on Friday

The Court of Appeal here will deliver on Friday, its decision on the appeal by two former police special action unit personnel who were convicted for the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Hasnal Rezua Merican, one of the lawyers for Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, confirmed this with Malaysiakini late this evening. "Yes it is true. The registrar has informed us that the verdict will be delivered at 9am on Friday," Hasnal Rezua said.

Azilah, 34, and former corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 39, were convicted and sentenced to death by the High Court in Shah Alam in 2009, for murdering Altantuya, 28, at Mukim Bukit Raja in Shah Alam between 10pm on Oct 19, and 1am on Oct 20, 2006.

Former political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda, 50, who was charged with abetting them, was acquitted by the High Court on Oct 31, 2008 after the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against him.

Appeal hearing for cops convicted of killing Altantuya postponed to 24 June 2013

File photo of a hooded Sirul Azhar and Azilah on April 9, 2009 when they were convicted and sentenced to death by the Shah Alam High Court.

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Appeal hearing for cops convicted of killing Altantuya postponed to 24 June 2013

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Appeal hearing for cops convicted of killing Altantuya postponed to 24 June 2013

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The Court of Appeal postponed to June 24 the appeal hearing of two policemen convicted of murdering Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu in 2006 owing to the need for court documents to be produced to back up the additional grounds of appeal.

“So the Court of Appeal thinks it is necessary in the interest of justice for them to look at this document to decide on the appeal... That is the reason why the court has postponed this matter,” Kamarul said.

The hearing of Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar’s appeal against a 2009 Shah Alam High Court decision was originally set to run for three days from today

Kpl Sirul Azhar Umar, 39, and Chief Insp Azilah Hadri, 34, were represented by counsel Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin and counsel J. Kuldeep Kumar respectively, while the prosecution was represented by Deputy Solicitor-General II Datuk Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah.

On April 9, 2009, Sirul Azhar and Azilah were convicted and sentenced to death by the Shah Alam High Court for the murder of Altantuya at Mukim Bukit Raja, Shah Alam between October 19 and 20, 2006.

PI Bala's family missing since 10.15am, 2 April 2013

PI Bala's wife A. Santamil Selvi and her children have been missing since yesterday, his lawyer Americk Sidhu said today.

Neighbours had informed Bala's friend that the whole family had left the house in their car at about 10.15am yesterday and have not been reachable since then.

An SMS was circulated claiming that PI Bala's wife would file a police report to claim that her husband had been paid by lawyers to make the false SD1.

Americk admitted his fears that she could be pushed to make a similar U-turn as Bala had done.

PI Bala's lawyer: Cecil Abraham drafted SD2

MiM jangka Si Bala mengalami salur darah jantung tersumbat kemungkinan disebabkan oleh kolesterol dan mungkin juga ada darah tinggi dan kencing manis.

PI Bala's SD1 implicated Najib Tun Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor in the death of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu. However, he omitted the duo’s involvement in the SD2.

In the first SD, Bala claimed that he was hired by Abdul Razak to deal with Altantuya’s harassment of the duo and Najib had direct involvement in the murder of the Mongolian national.

Lawyer Americk Singh Sidhu has claimed that lawyer Cecil Abraham had allegedly told him he had prepared the private eye’s second statutory declaration (SD) on the instructions of the prime minister.

Americk Singh Sidhu, PI Bala’s lawyer reveals in Bar AGM that Cecil Abraham told him he did the 2nd SD on instructions from PM Najib.

PI Bala to be cremated today

Former private investigator P. Balasubramaniam has been confirmed to have died of a heart attack and will be cremated in Cheras here this afternoon, Subang MP R. Sivarasa said today.

Mayat telah diberikan kepada keluarga lewat malam semalam selepas bedah siasat. Bedah siasat menunjukkan mendiang meninggal dunia akibat serangan jantung yang dasyat.

The last rites would be held at Balasubramaniam’s home in Rawang at 1pm today, followed by the cremation in Cheras.

PI Bala complained of chest pains

Penyiasat persendirian, P. Balasubramaniam atau lebih dikenali sebagai PI Bala meninggal dunia kira-kira pukul 2.30 petang ini.

PKR leader revealed that PI Bala had heart problems, adding that although the family would wait until the post-mortem result, they believed the deceased died from a heart ailment.

P Balasubramaniam’s family is arranging for a post-mortem to be conducted although there is no suspicion of foul play in the death.

The lawyer added that Balasubramaniam had complained of chest pains in the morning and the family had immediately rushed him to a clinic near their residence in Rawang.

Bala dies from heart attack at 2.30pm, 15 March 2013

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R. Sivarasa: "PI Bala was discharged from SJMC on Tues after 1 week hospitalisation; angioplasty showed 3 major blocks."

It is believed he died of a heart attack on the way to the Sungai Buloh hospital this afternoon.

Penyiasat persendirian P. Balasubramaniam meninggal dunia hari ini kerana masalah jantung.

Bala's wife had called for an ambulance when he had a heart attack in his house. It was too late by the time the ambulance arrived, adding: “He died when he was at home.”

He checked out from Subang Medical Centre on Tuesday, but faced medical difficulties at 2.30pm today. He passed away while the ambulance was en route to the hospital, according to lawyer R Sivarasa.

Both PKR vice-president N Surendran and Subang MP R Sivarasa confirmed that PI Bala has passed away.

PI Bala stands on oath his first SD is the truth

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Balasubramaniam then pledged his suport to Pakatan, and said he would “do anything” to see the opposition coalition come to power in the upcoming general election.

Deepak sues Najib for defamation

Deepak Jaikishan today filed a defamation suit against Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak in a bid to drag out the truth over the 2006 murder of Altantuya Shaaribuu.

“I am seeking their admission that they were directly involved in instructing me to change Balasubramaniam’s SD. This is the main factor behind my suit,”

He said he was hoping to claim RM100 million in damages, but had not included the figure in the statement of claim as per the rules of court.

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Controversies of the twisted tale

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Who's involved?

The second statutory declaration (SD) of private investigator (PI) P Balasubramaniam was hastily drafted as part of an effort to thwart a planned confession on the Altantuya murder...

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“Wallahi, Wabillahi, Watallahi. Bahawasanya saya tidak terlibat dan mengenali wanita Mongolia yang dikaitkan dengan diri saya..." Najib

The Story of Altantuya


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Altantuya's case

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She was killed and her remains blown up with hand grenades and found in an isolated area south of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

bodyguards for Najib Tun Razak dragged the Mongolian translator and party girl Altantuya Shaariibuu out of a car in a patch of jungle near the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Shah Alam.

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