Jun 25, 2007

Altantuya's cousin : Abdul Razak Baginda threatened to kill us

Updates on Altantuya murder case:

  • Namiraa (Altantuya's cousin): "Abdul Razak Baginda threatened to kill us"

  • Altantuya's Cousin Shocked Over Contradictions In Police Report

  • Abdul Razak Arrives In Court With New Look

  • As reported by The Sun:
    Namiraa Gerelmaa, the third witness in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial, told the High Court here today that she, her cousin (Altantuya) and their friend Gal Ochir Uuriintuya lodged apolice report on Oct 19 because Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda threatened to kill them.

    Namiraa, 23, who accompanied Altantuya to Malaysia to look for the political analyst, said the threatening message was related to them by Abdul Razak’s private investigator P. Balasubramaniam and his assistant K.Suras Kumar.

    "Suras Kumar and Balasubramaniam threatened to kill us, to throw us out of the window. Every night, around 3am to 5am, Suras came to the hotel and forcefully knocked on the door to enter our room," she said during theexamination-in-chief by Deputy Public Prosecutor Manoj Kurup, Bernama reported today.

    Today was Namiraa’s second day to be called to the witness stand.

    Namiraa, who spoke in Mongolian and translated into English by Mongolian interpreter Engkhjargal Tsetsgee, was the first called to the stand last Friday (June 22).

    Chief Insp Azilah Hadri, 30, and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 35, from the police Special Action Squad are charged with murdering Altantuya, 28, in a location between lots 12843 and 16735, Mukim Bukit Raja, here between 10pm on Oct 19 and 1am on Oct 20. Abdul Razak, 46, is charged with abetting them between 9.54am on Oct 18 and 9.45am the following day in the Federal Territory of KualaLumpur.

    and report from MalaysiaKini :
    During cross examination Abdul Razak’s counsel Wong Kiang Kheong asked Namiraa why did Altantuya continue to look for his client at his house despite the harassment from Suras and Balasubramaniam and lodging a police report against them.

    “I don’t know,” she answered but said she was worried when Altantuya decided to go to Abdul Razak’s house alone on the night of Oct 19.

    Wong also quizzed Namiraa about her flight tickets which she answered that all three of them had purchased their return air tickets before entering Malaysia as tourists.

    “I came to visit Malaysia and to find out about studying a language course. My mother paid for my ticket,” she pointed out.

    Asked to relate her conversation with Altantunya before leaving Mongolia, she said: “Altantuya told me that she was coming (to Malaysia) to visit her boyfriend but never told me his name. I also did not ask for it.”

    Namiraa also said that she did not know about Altantuya demanding US$500,000 and three air tickets to Mongolia from Abdul Razak.

    Last Tuesday, first prosecution witness Balasubramaniam told the court that Altantuya had made those demands from Abdul Razak two days before she was murdered

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