Friday, October 31, 2008

ABDUL RAZAK BAGINDA FREED

The Shah Alam High Court had freed by acquitting political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda of abetting the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Justice Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yasin today ruled that the prosecution has failed to prove a case against Abdul Razak. Judge Datuk Mohd Zaki found there was no prima facie case for Abdul Razak to answer his charge and therefore he is acquitted and discharged.

Meanwhile, the court ordered chief inspector Azilah Hadri, 32 and corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 37, from the elite Special Action Force (UTK) which guards the prime minister and deputy prime minister, to enter their defence to the charge of murder while both have elected to testify under oath and will take their stand on November 10.

The prosecution is expected to file an appeal against Abdul Razak's acquittal.

news n picture courtesy of Malaysiakini