Jun 27, 2007

Altantuya Missing After Visit To Abdul Razak's House, Says Witness

Updates on Altantuya murder case:

  • Altantuya Missing After Visit To Abdul Razak's House, Says Witness

  • Altantuya Continued To Visit Bala Despite Threat, Court Told

  • MalaysiaKini : Altantuya married Razak in Hong Kong

  • SHAH ALAM, June 27 (Bernama) -- A private investigator hired by Altantuya Shaariibuu told the High Court here Wednesday that he no longer received calls from the Mongolian part-time model after she went to political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda's house last October.

    Ang Chong Beng, 56, who continued testifying on the eighth day of the high-profile murder trial, said before her disappearance Altantuya told him that P. Balasubramaniam had asked her to go to Abdul Razak's house to meet him.

    He added that Altantuya said this through the phone at about 6pm on Oct 19, 2006 while he was driving back to Kuala Lumpur from Johor Baharu.

    Ang, the fifth prosecution witness, said Altantuya had asked him to send her to Abdul Razak's house in Damansara Heights but told her that he could not do so.

    Questioned by Deputy Public Prosecutor Manoj Kurup, Ang said he then asked Altantuya to take the taxi to Abdul Razak's house.

    Manoj: After that, did you receive any call from Altantuya?

    Ang: No.

    Manoj: When did you receive news on what happened to Altantuya after that?

    Ang: On Oct 20. I can't remember the time. Her cousin called me to say that Altantuya did not return.

    Ang said he then went to see the two Mongolian women identified as Uuriintuya Gal Ochir and Altantuya's cousin, Namiraa Gerelma and took them to lodge a police report on Altantuya's disappearance.

    He said before the report was made at the Jalan Tun H.S. Lee police station, he had spoken to Amy (Burmaa Oyunchimeg) who requested him to make the report.

    Ang said he translated into Bahasa Malaysia for Namiraa in making the police report as she was not proficient in English.

    "She could only speak a few words of English. She said, `Altantuya no come back'," he said.

    Manoj: What did you tell the police when Namiraa said `Altantuya no come back'?

    Ang: I told the police that Altantuya had gone to the house of Abdul Razak and did not return.

    Ang admitted that the report was made in his own words but based on his knowledge and information given by Namiraa and also by Altantuya earlier.

    He said Altantuya's age and their room number at Hotel Malaya were given by Namiraa.

    Manoj: What about the second sentence in the report which reads, `On Oct 19, 2006 my friend received a call from an Indian man saying that her husband had asked my friend to go to No. 22, Jalan Setiajaya, Damansara Heights'? Where did this information come from?

    Ang: "Altantuya had phoned me on Oct 19, 2006 to inform me about it.

    Manoj: Why divulge this information?

    Ang: Because I knew about the matter.

    Manoj: The following sentence, `For information, my friend had married Abdul Razak bin Abdullah.' Where this information came from?

    Ang: Altantuya told me that Abdul Razak was her husband.

    Ang said he then signed the report in the space, `Jurubahasa' (translator), and explained the content to Namiraa.

    He also testified that he wanted to make the police report himself as he knew Altantuya as his client who had disappeared, but because Namiraa and Altantuya were closely related, he allowed her cousin to do it.

    Ang said he then asked Inspector Mohd Faizol Azuhan Che Omar for help to save Altantuya and they went straight to Abdul Razak's house.

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