Altantuya Murder Trial: Celcom Executive Grilled on Records

4 January 2008
Shah Alam

A day after Celcom Special Projects and Investigation Division executive and the prosecution’s 61st witness Mohd Firdaous Mohd Omar was thoroughly challenged by counsel J. Kuldeep Kumar, he was further probed on the inaccuracy and integrity of the detail call logs the former had produced as evidence in the murder trial of Altantuya Shaariibuu.

31-year-old Mohd Firdaous agreed with Kuldeep, who was representing accused Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, that there are discrepancies between the call logs and the customers’ bill statements, as Mohd Firdaous did not verify the information with the Celcom general manager and network engineer. Earlier, Mohd Firdaous also agreed that there were multiple discrepancies in the timestamp and duration of outgoing calls and short messages.

Seven copies of the phone logs were provided to the police, supposedly detailing calls and messages sent between Azilah, Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, Abdul Razak Baginda, and Lance Corporal Rohaniza Roslan. Mohd Firdaous said he collated data requested from the Customer Care Management System and the IT billing department.

When cross-examined by counsel Wong Kian Kheong, who was representing Abdul Razak, Mohd Firdaous admitted that it was possible that the persons who made and received the phone calls may not have been persons whose names were registered in Celcom’s system. He did state that the SIM cards which the phone calls were made from and to had unique serial numbers and thus could not be cloned.

The trial continues on Monday.

The Star Online – Celcom exec: Call records may not be accurate
<URL:http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/1/4/courts/19916429&sec=courts>

New Straits Times – Altantuya murder trial: Witness: Phone records inaccurate
<URL:http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Friday/National/2123723/Article/index_html>

MCW – Altantuya Murder Trial: Discrepancies on Phone Records
<URL:http://malaysiacrimewatch.lokety.com/altantuya-murder-trial-discrepancies-on/>

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