Altantuya Murder Trial: Azhar’s Touch ‘n Go Card Used on Highway

28 September 2007
Shah Alam

On Dat 41 of the murder trial of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, it was learnt that accused Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar had travelled between Kota Damansara and Jalan Duta on 19 October 2006, the day when Altantuya disappeared.

30-year-old Wan Abdullah Wan Ali who works as an operations executive from Rangkaian Segar Sdn Bhd said Azhar’s prepaid toll card, also known as Touch ‘n Go card, was used at 7:14am that day from the Kota Damansara toll to the Jalan Duta toll and returned to Kota Damansara at 6:06pm. At 8:48pm, the card was used to from Kota Damansara to Jalan Duta and again at 9:57pm returning to Kota Damansara. Finally, the card was used at 12:01am the next day from Kota Damansara to Jalan Duta.

Police had requested from Rangkaian Segar for the ownership details of the card on 9 November 2006. Wan Abdullah produced the report the same day for them.

He also said that each toll plaza had a closed circuit television camera.

In previous trial sessions, the court learnt that police had gone through the same toll plazas when they were led to the area in Puncak Alam where Altantuya’s remains were recovered. Azhar’s residential apartment is also in Kota Damansara, where police found Altantuya’s belongings.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah showed Wan Abdullah photographs from the toll plaza cameras showing a jeep vehicle entering the expressway at the Kota Damansara toll at 7:14:40am and exiting at the Jalan Duta toll at 7:14:47am. Noting the time difference of only seven seconds between the photographs, Wan Abdullah explained that it was possibly caused by the lack of time synchronization between cameras at each toll plaza.

Azhar’s counsel Kamarul Hisham Kamaruddin then asked Wan Abdullah if he agreed that the photograph may not necessarily show the same vehicle that was using Azhar’s Touch ‘n Go card. He agreed, noting that he could not make out the license plate number of the vehicle as well.

The trial continues today.

The Star Online – Court told of Kpl Sirul’s trips
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New Straits Times – Altantuya Murder Trial: Sir ul’s Touch ’n Go card use subject to scrutiny
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MCW – Altantuya Murder Trial: Handwritten Notes by Abdul Razak Linked to Azilah Hadri
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