Altantuya Murder Trial: Discrepancies on Phone Records

3 January 2008
Shah Alam

Lawyer J. Kuldeep Kumar, who represents accused Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri in the murder trial of Altantuya Shaariibuu, challenged the accuracy of records provided by mobile telecommunications operator Celcom yesterday. 117 discrepancies were pointed out against the evidence which was brought to court previously by 31-year-old Special Projects and Investigation Division executive Mohd Firdaous Mohd Omar.

The records showed calls and short messages made between phones belonging to accused Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda, accused Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, Lance Corporal Rohaniza Roslan, TV3 newsreader Mohd Izwan Azir Mohad Saleh and Azilah. The calls were made between 17 and 21 October 2006.

Kuldeep submitted a 55-page document detailing the date, time, call duration and location differences between billing records and phone logs. The time differences vary between 1 to 45 seconds. When questioned by Kuldeep, Mohd Firdaous agreed to the differences.

Mohd Firdaous also told Kuldeep that he was not sure about the number of the transponder used in the recordings and the location of the caller as it was issued by another department in Celcom.

Hearing continues today.

The Star Online – Telco’s data challenged
<URL:http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/1/3/courts/19907904&sec=courts>

New Straits Times – Counsel challenges accuracy of phone records
<URL:http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Thursday/National/2123071/Article/index_html>

MCW – Altantuya Murder Trial: Mobile Phone Call Locations Challenged
<URL:http://malaysiacrimewatch.lokety.com/altantuya-murder-trial-mobile-phone/>

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