Perhaps now – the drama surrounding one of Malaysia most closely watch legal trial come to an end. The Shah Alam High Court earlier this morning sentenced two police special action force personnel – Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar to death for their roles in the murder of Altantuya. The Star reports:
Based on the evidence gathered from prosecution witnesses, the explosive used to blow up Altantuya’s body was probably placed in her mouth. Manoj noted at the end of the prosecution’s case that both accused had the motive to kill and it was a preplanned crime.
Manoj noted that several circumstantial evidence that the prosecution tried to prove were never denied, explained or answered by both defendants.
“Several of the strong evidence deduced from the testimonies when spun together will make two ropes that are strong enough to hang each one of them.
“The prosecution has proven beyond reasonable doubt on the actions of the duo calls for their conviction on the murder carried out with the common intention,” he had said.
Azilah who started his testimony on Jan 15 stated that he had no motive to kill or destroy the woman and instead he only met Altantuya to advise her politely not to harass Abdul Razak or create a ruckus outside the latter’s home.
Azilah also told the court that he was ordered by a superior, DSP Musa Safri to help Abdul Razak and thus he would not have done something stupid like killing and what more when he was a policeman.
Abdul Razak is currently residing in London believed to be doing postgraduate courses.