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Najib – Clear the air now on the Abdul Razak-Altantunya murder case


Media Statement  
by Lim Kit Siang  


(Parliament, Monday) : On 11th January, 2007, I had said that the Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak cannot continue to keep his “elegant silence” in connection with the gruesome murder of Mongolian beauty Altantunya Sharribuu involving C4 explosives, as the three persons charged all had dealings with him, with two being Special Operations Force (UTK) officers  Chief Insp Azilah Hadri, 30, and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 35, assigned to protect him as the DPM and a third his confidante, Abdul Razak Baginda. 

The extraordinary and unprecedented step taken by Abdul  Razak’s solicitor  on Friday to read out Abdul Razak’s affidavit in his unsuccessful application for bail raised fresh and very grave issues demanding a public response from Najib, including: 

  • Whether he had been aware right from the beginning  of Abdul Razak’s problems with Altantunya;
  • Whether he had all along  been aware of the involvement of DSP Musa Safri and UTK officers assigned to him with Abdul Razak’s problems with Altantunya, as Abdul Razak admitted discussing with Musa on the subject when they met at the  deputy prime minister’s office on Oct. 20 last year;
  • Whether he had been aware of the allegation that UTK officer Chief Insp. Azilah assigned to protect him had killed six or more people, and the nature of these killings.

It is not only Najib who must clear the air, the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan must come forward to allay public concerns as to whether police investigations into  the murder of Altantunya had been thorough and comprehensive, in particular: 

  • Whether Najib had been investigated by the police;
  • Whether DSP Musa Safri had been investigated; and
  • Whether the police had investigated Abdul Razak’s allegation that Chief Insp. Azilah had killed six or  more people, and whether any such killings were in the course of duty or otherwise.

It is not only the three accused who are in the dock in the trial of the murder of Altantunya, the integrity of the Malaysian government leaders, the rule of law and the  police system are also in the dock. Both the nation and the world are watching. 


*  Lim Kit Siang, Parliamentary Opposition Leader, MP for Ipoh Timur & DAP Central Policy and Strategic Planning Commission Chairman

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