Altantuya Witness Took One Month to Correct Police Report

10 August 2007
Shah Alam

ASP Zulkarnain Samsudin told the court yesterday that he took more than a month to correct mistakes in a police report he had lodged on the seizures of murder victim Altantuya Shaariibuu’s belongings which were allegedly found in accused Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar’s apartment in Kota Damansara. The 23rd prosecution witness also admitted to trial judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yasin that the delay was due to his oversight.

Zulkarnain had wrote in the report that at 7pm on 7 November 2006, he had seized Azhar’s jacket and Altantuya’s jewellery from flat number “5-2-4”. He admitted in court that the address was wrong as he assumed it from information in a utility bill which he took from Azhar’s apartment. He said it should have been “5-3-7”.

When re-examined by deputy public prosecutor Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah, Zulkarnain said he realized the mistake at 11:30pm after reading through the report on the same day he handed over the items to investigating officer ASP Tonny Lunggan. He tried to call the Bukit Aman IT division to correct the mistake but no one answered. He said he only managed to amend it on 13 December 2006.

Zulkarnain told Wong Kian Kheong, who is appearing for accused political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda, that he had thrown away the bill. He did not record this event in his investigation diary and thus could not recall if he had thrown it or passed it to Lunggan.

Tun Hamzah told the court that if all went well, he should be able to complete his prosecution case by September.

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