Altantuya: Who ordered her brutal murder?

February 21, 2015

 Altantuya:  Who ordered her  brutal murder?

by Lim Kit


MP SPEAKS: Sirul Azhar Umar is showing to the whole world the “feet of clay” of our Inspector-General of Police, the Attorney-General, the Judiciary and our Prime Minister in their mishandling of the 2006 Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case.

In his first telephone interview with Malaysiakini on Tuesday, February 17, Sirul said: “I was under orders. The important people with motive are still free. “It is not like I do not love the Police (force) or the country, but I acted under orders.”

But this is exactly what Sirul has done, for in one swoop he exposed the “feet of clay” of the pillars of our country, Inspector-General of  Police Khalid Abu Bakar, Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail, the Judiciary and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.

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Many Pakatan Rakyat leaders, including the DAP MP for Bukit Gelugor Ramkarpal Singh, who is also lawyer for the family of the murdered Mongolian woman, have called on IGP Khalid to initiate fresh investigations into the Altantuya’s murder after Sirul claimed that he was ordered to kill her.

However, Khalid is obstinate that  the Police will not re-investigate Altantuya’s murder, even though new allegations have surfaced, on the ground that Sirul had not divulged information that merits renewed scrutiny into the case.

Khalid had been heading the Federal Police Force since May 2013, and was Deputy IGP from April 2011.

Is Khalid saying, ‘I never knew’?

Khalid Abu Bakar

Is Khalid (above) seriously suggesting that he had never known that Sirul’s first Police statement, on November 19, 2006,  after his arrest for the murder of Altantuya, was to confess that he was acting under orders and was offered money to kill Altantuya and destroy all evidence by blowing up her body with military explosives?

If Khalid really did not know about the existence of Sirul’s Police statement of November 19, 2006, it raises a serious question about his fitness to continue as  the No. 1 Policeman in the country.

In the circumstances, what Sirul said in Australia is merely a re-statement of what he told the Police in November 2006, not only that he and Azilah Hadri had murdered Altantuya, but that they were acting under orders and had been offered money for the killing.

So, why didn’t the Police act on Sirul’s statement to the Police in November 2006? With Sirul reaffirming what he had then told the Police, isn’t this sufficient evidence for the Police to re-open investigations as to the mastermind and the motive for the murder of the Mongolian translator?

While the Federal Court’s conviction of Sirul and Azilah is not disputed, why had the Attorney-General’s Chambers and Federal Court judges failed to raise the question that both Sirul and Azilah had no motive to murder Altantuya, and that the Police should continue investigations to bring to book the “mastermind” who had the motive to order Sirul and Azilah to murder Altantuya?

Prime Minister Najib had made the same mistake committed by his one-time confidante, Abdul Razak Baginda, who was acquitted of abetting in the murder of Altantuya, when Razak blabbered at the end of last month about the motive of Altantuya’s killing, saying: “Only the two Policemen know. Rogue Police do kill people, like in so many remand cases.”

Was Sirul a “rogue Policeman” on his own accord or was Sirul a “rogue Policeman” under orders? I am surprised that the IGP, who is supposed to defend the image and integrity of the 130,000-strong Police Force, was so meek and ineffectual when his men and women in blue were maligned by Razak Baginda’s aspersions.

This is because all Malaysians, as well as the entire Police Force, had expected a more forceful response from Khalid to Razak’s insinuation that all cases of custodial deaths were due to “rogue Policemen”.

The outburst by Najib at the MCA Chinese New Year open house yesterday that it was “utter rubbish” and “total rubbish” for Sirul to claim that he had acted under orders to murder Altantunya, was really very rash and imprudent, as his cry can be seen as self-incriminating as well.

Najib’s outbursts are still ricocheting throughout  the country, for everyone is asking as to how Najib could know that Sirul’s claim was “utter rubbish” and “total rubbish”! Is Najib prepared to explain what he meant by his outbursts?

It is a very painful and shameful affair for Malaysians to see the pillars of our country, IGP Khalid, A-G Gani, the Judiciary and the Prime Minister exposing their feet of clay to the world as a result of Sirul’s statement in Australia.

When will this chapter of shame for Malaysia end?

LIM KIT SIANG is DAP Parliamentary Leader and the party’s MP for Gelang Patah.

18 thoughts on “Altantuya: Who ordered her brutal murder?

  1. Not even Allah can save any of them – Najib, IGP, A-G and the rest of the baboons. Extremism and jihadhists has no place in Malaysia.
    Be gone or we will see you to hell.

  2. Who ordered her brutal murder? The answer definitely point to the woman behind the useless PM. He was completely under the mercy of his manipulative/evil wife who was very very jealous of her husband having such adulterous/lusty affair with a mongolian at the diamond exhibition in Singapore. This stupid Baginda told PI Bala about Najib passing the girl after using her in the SD. Najib outburst clearly show that he is trying to protect his wife and others who may later implicate /incriminate him. Sirul, you are not a rogue policeman but a loyal person who would carry orders without any questions if it come from the top like IGP. For Sirul, if it comes from PM’s wife, it must be carried out at all cost and without any hesitation whatsoever. If IGP re-open the case many heads will roll including himself. So the question is Msia a pariah country worse than the North Korea leader who kill his subject at will.

  3. How can you murder someone who never entered Malaysia? The Immigration Department says that Altantuya never entered Malaysia. This is better than David Copperfield.

  4. Like the military, the Police personnel obey orders and perform their duties according to the ‘Chain of Command’. Chief Inspector Azila was Corporal Sirul’s immediate senior officer in the ‘Chain of Command’ in this case. Sirul took orders from Chief Inspector Azila. Sirul said that he did not know Razak Baginda and as a Corporal he was unlikely to deal directly with DSP Musa either, so what he meant by saying that “.. I acted under orders” killing Altantuya Shaariibuu must have meant ‘obeying direct orders from Chief Inspector Azila’. While Chief Inspector Azila himself is silent about receiving any orders from above, we should not be making WILD ASSUMPTIONS without any proof.

    Whatever else Sirul is going to spill in Australia, it would comprise third party hearsay that he perhaps was told by Azila because apparently Azila was the only direct contact Sirul had in this case. Hearsay will not stand as evidence in the court of law. Azila might not even be telling Sirul the truth in order to entice him to kill a defenseless woman.

  5. If the investigations followed by prosecution and verdict were fair, people will not question the outcome. The biggest court in the country is the Peoples Court. Peoples court can be convened anywhere. Coffee shops, Clubs, shopping malls. wet market and even public toilets where people will discuss and come with their own verdict. As we can see that sentencing Sirul and Azila to the gallows for killing a helpless woman without motive simply cannot be accepted by the people who can think rationally. This is where the judiciary has failed miserably. Now we have an IGP brandishing his sword so to speak, to silence the people for discussing the case again. He thinks people are stupid. I always believe one cannot hide the real truth forever.
    There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. Buddha

    A famous quote, Wisdom from Song Dynasty ( 960 – 1279 ) :-
    A government that has the supports of the people flourish, but if the officers are taking defensive steps against the citizens, suppressed and threatening the people as if they are criminals or thieves, then the government has already lost its governing power, there is no surprise.

  6. sirul has agreed to do a telecon wth Malaysian journalists this Monday. let us hope that they ask direct and probing questions.

    I am quite sure dato zainal the high commissioner will have hell of a time wth d Australian authorities if he is tasked to prevent it from happening.

    so we will hv to b a bit patient n wait for the outcome of this telecon.

  7. The IGP will not hesitate to act against those he “can makan” by charging them with sedition on Twitter but I will bet my last (sh)ringgit he wouldn’t dare haul in Abdul Razak Baginda to ask him to answer for his statement about rogue policemen.

  8. Quite:- “the incumbent IGP, must act so that the mastermind can be identified and charged”


    The fate of so many very powerful people hangs on the words of a little ex-police corporal who could so easily, openly and legally slip out of the country on his own valid passport to a country which just happens to be against extradition for death row convicts while his high profile murder charge is pending final decision by the highest court of the land.

    Another question is all Malaysian passports have only 5 years validity and therefore requires regular renewals to be valid for travel and all countries require a validity of at least 6 months for entry. Now Sirul has been in prison for some years before he was released by the Court of Appeal. So while he was in prison, his passport must have been impounded and in any case gone passed the 5 year period, and so a new passport must have been issued to him between the time of the Court of Appeal’s acquittal and the Federal Court’s decision. So the passport office, immigration department, police, AG’s chambers, etc, must all give their OK before Sirul could have his passport renewed or issued with a new one and leave the country legitimately.

    So we are not just talking about the IGP alone, just as how and why Altantuya and her friend’s immigration entry records into Malaysia were deliberately wiped out. We are talking about the whole government national security apparatus from top to bottom.

    So when Sirul decides to talk, he should also be asked how he got his brand new passport so easily if we are really serious about “cleaning” anything.

    Even Malaysian citizens who owe back taxes could not leave the country, but a person who is still under a high profile murder charge and awaiting a final life or death decision of the Federal Court could.

    No conspiracy? If no conspiracy, then our government national security apparatus must be incredibly incompetent and negligent, which is just as bad.

    This is what Malaysia has become and will get worse.

  9. Do Sirul knows that much? Or, who really gave the orders. I don’t think so. The key people are Razak, Azila or former IGP Musa.

  10. Aliefalfa,

    Quote:- “I acted under orders” killing Altantuya Shaariibuu must have meant ‘obeying direct orders from Chief Inspector Azila’”

    What is your motive in deliberately leaving out Sirul’s complete sentence, which ended by saying the people who ordered the killing is still free? Chief Inspector Azilah is not free.

    Quote:- “…we should not be making WILD ASSUMPTIONS without any proof”

    Is asking the obvious question why two highly trained police commandos who were Najib’s personal bodyguards took a woman whom they did not even know to a quiet forested area, shot her twice in the head with their service pistols which could be ballistically traced and even that is not enough, she had to be blown up into small little pieces with military-grade explosives which were only available to the army at a time when Najib was the defense minister, and these two police commandos were introduced to Razak Baginda by DSP Musa who just happened to be the Aide-de-Camp to Najib just before the commandos took the woman away to be killed and later it was admitted, (“proved”), in court that the immigration entry records of this woman and her friends were wiped clean “WILD ASSUMPTIONS?”

    I suppose short of the “mastermind” himself / herself publicly confessing to giving the “order”, or four Muslim men of good character actually witnessed the murder, you will never be satisfied?

    Please take your buried head out of the sand.

  11. Mr. Sirul, (my first key queries)
    1/ Why did you choose to to Australia?
    2/ Who ask you to go to Australia?
    3/ Who finance you to go to Australia?
    4/ How did you get your passport to go to Australia?
    5/ How did you get your Australian Visa?

  12. And here are some more “WILD ASSUMPTIONS”

    Any person, hopefully some ostrich Malaysians included, would “WILDLY ASSUME” that if the prime minister of a country hears or have notice that one of his police bodyguard who was once tasked with the onerous duty of protecting his life says that he was “under orders” to kill a foreign national and blow her up with military explosives on Malaysian soil, (as the highest court of the land has ruled), would jump 6 feet into the air and on landing would immediately call his police chief to conduct a no-stones-unturned investigation into the truth or otherwise of this massively serious allegation, especially when it was evidenced in court that the immigration entry record of this foreign national was deliberately wiped out of the immigration department’s computers, and not say, dismissively and without offering any cogent reasons, “utter rubbish”, echoing almost in mirror fashion a disinterested police chief who was the ultimate boss of this killer police commando bodyguard.

    Thus we can “WILDLY ASSUME” that this person who ordered the killing was and still is more powerful than the PM himself.

  13. I kind of agreed with Aliefalfa when he said that we shouldn’t make WILD ASSUMPTIONs. But Wayne, your rebuttal has changed my mind. I totally agree that any normal (and innocent) boss would want to know more about his bodyguard’s revelation.

  14. Ai Tze,

    Indira Gandhi, the 4th Prime Minister of India, was assassinated at 9:20 AM on 31 October 1984, at her Safdarjung Road, New Delhi residence. She was killed by two of her own bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh.

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