Dec 5, 2006

Mongolian goverment wants case updates

(The Star) KUALA LUMPUR: Mongolian Prime Minister has instructed his consulate here to give the government the latest updates on the upcoming Altantuya Shaariibu murder trial.

Mongolian honorary consul Datuk Syed Abdul Rahman Alhabshi said that Prime Minister Miyeegombo Enkhbold, through the Mongolian External Ministry, had requested him to closely monitor the matter as it involved a Mongolian citizen.

“He instructed me to update the information on a daily basis.

“Enkhbold also expressed his regrets, and the Mongolian Cabinet's concern, over the murder,” he said after handing over a memorandum from the Commission on Human Rights of Mongolia (CHRM) to Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman.

According to Syed Abdul Rahman, the CHRM was pleased with police investigations into Altantuya’s murder.

Meanwhile, Abu Talib said Suhakam would also monitor the court proceedings.

Altantuya’s brutal murder received wide coverage here and in Mongolia. She was reportedly shot and her body blown up with explosives.

Chief Insp Azilah Hadri, 30, and Kpl Sirul Azhar Umar, 35, have been charged with her murder.

Abdul Razak Baginda, 46, a prominent local political analyst, has been charged with abetment in the murder, and released on an RM1mil bond on Nov 23. – Bernama

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