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8 July court mention for review over Razak’s acquittal

SHAH ALAM, 16 June 2009: The High Court has fixed 8 July for mention of the judicial review application over the Public Prosecutor’s decision not to appeal against Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda’s acquittal in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case.

Judicial Commissioner Datuk Noraini Abdul Rahman set the date in chambers here today.

Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo who acted for the applicant, Shaariibuu Setev, told reporters that her side needed more time to reply to the objection submitted by  Razak’s lawyer, Wong Kian Kheong, last month.

The court was supposed to hear the Attorney-General’s preliminary objection today.

Razak, 48, was said to have abetted two police officers in the murder of the 28-year-old Mongolian in 2006. He was freed by Justice Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yassin on 31 Oct 2008 without his defence being called.

Shaariibuu who is Altantuya’s father, filed the judicial review application on 24 Dec 2008.

The other accused — Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, 33, and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 37 — were found guilty on 9 April and sentenced to death. — Bernama

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One Response to “8 July court mention for review over Razak’s acquittal”

  1. maat says:

    This case has international implication. Our government should play fair with fair prompt handling of the case.

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