Altantuya Murder Trial: Azilah Denies Intention to Kill

17 January 2009
Shah Alam

Deputy public prosecutor Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah suggested to murder accused Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri that he and his close friend and second accused Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar were finding a suitable place and time to murder Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Majid said that since political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda, co-accused of murder, had stated in his affidavit at the opening of the trial in 2007 that Azilah had said he caused the death of 6 to 10 people and that he could “settle” Razak’s threats from Altantuya and a Chinese man. In response, Azilah disagreed with Majid, saying that he had sympathized with Razak and intended to advise Altantuya not to trouble Razak.

Later in the hearing, Azilah admitted that he did not notice the names “Aminah” and “Ho” written on the paper with the address of Hotel Malaya which Razak had given him. Azilah also said that Razak stated that Altantuya was his old friend.

Hearing before Justice Mohd Zaki Md Yasin will continue on Monday.

The Star Online – Azilah: I told Razak I would get friend’s help

New Straits Times Online – ALTANTUYA MURDER TRIAL: Azilah says he only wanted to advise her

MCW – Altantuya Murder Trial: Azilah Enters Defence

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