31 March 2010
Judicial commissioner Datuk Zaleha Yusof has ordered Shaariibuu Setev, father of murder victim Altantuya Shaariibuu, to deposit RM60,000 into two bank accounts belonging to the government and co-accused former political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda as security for cost. This amount was for the RM100 million suit filed by Setev against Razak, the government and two former police officers involved in the case.
Setev has three months to comply or his suit would be dismissed.
Earlier, Razak and the government had filed applications for security to cover costs in the suit. Razak asked the court to order Setev to provide RM250,000 while the government asked for RM1 million.
Karpal Singh, counsel for Setev, said he would ask for contributions from Pakatan Rakyat members of parliament and assemblymen as Setev is currently the sole breadwinner for the family.
Setev had filed the suit in June 2007 claiming that Altantuya was financially supporting her two sons, Mungunshagai Bayajargal and Altanshagai Munkhtula, who is mentally challenged. He alleged that the acts by the defendants had resulted in the family incurring loss and damages and is seeking exemplary and aggravated damages.
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