SHAH ALAM, June 26 (Bernama) -- Altantuya Shaariibuu's friend, Uuriintuya Gal Ochir told the High Court here that the part-time model continued to meet Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda's private investigator, P. Balasubramaniam and his assistant, K. Suras Kumar although the two men had threatened and harassed her.
Uuriintuya, 30, said Altantuya did so because she had to see Abdul Razak even if it was only for a moment.
She disclosed this to the court during cross-examination by defence counsel Wong Kian Kheong who is representing Abdul Razak in the hearing into the murder of Altantuya.
Wong: "You testified that Suras came to your room five times. (Do you) agree that Suras came to the room after the threats were made on 11 Oct?
Wong: "(Do you) agree that on the five occasions Suras came to the room, you could have refused to allow him to enter?"
Wong: "Did you call the hotel management when Suras banged loudly on the door?"
Uuriintuya: "Only on the last (fifth) occasion and for the first four times Altantuya told the hotel people don't let the motorbike guy to come. But these are people of different shifts. The (staff from the) other shifts let him in."
Ealier Uuriintuya, a housewife, testified that she had never seen Abdul Razak in Mongolia and she did not know whether the political analyst had married Altantuya in October 2006.
Uuriintuya said although she did not know about the marriage, she had never asked Altantuya about it.
She also refuted Wong's allegation during the cross-examination that she had conspired and discussed with Namiraa Gerelmaa, 23, on what transpired in 2006 before testifying in court.
Wong: "Did Namiraa tell you about what happened to her in court?"
Uuriintuya: "No. She only told me that she raised her hand."
Earlier when cross-examined by Wong, Uuriintuya told the court that she was in her fourth month of pregnancy when she followed Altantuya to this country.
Wong: "Before coming to Malaysia in October 2006, did you enquire from any tour agency about Malaysia?"
Wong: "Did you book a return ticket in Mongolia before coming to Malaysia?. What was the scheduled return date from Kuala Lumpur to Mongolia?"
Uuriintuya: "Yes. It was an open ticket. I (had) intended to stay three to seven days."
Uuriintuya also said she did not have a credit card before coming to Malaysia in October 2006 and just had USD$1800 (cash money).
Responding to a question from Wong how she knew that Balasubramaniam and Suras Kumar had threatened her beginning Oct 11 last year whereas she did not understand English and that no one had translated to her, Uurintuya said: "I can feel and see it. I see the body language and face, I know."
The trial before Justice Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yasin continues tomorrow.
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