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Prosecution not appealing Razak’s acquittal

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Nov 2008: The prosecution in the Altantuya Shaariibuu case confirmed today that it will not appeal the decision made by the Shah Alam High Court to acquit political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda of abetment in her murder.

Deputy public prosecutor Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah, who is leading the prosecution, said in a statement today that there would be no appeal because the trial judge had made a finding of fact in acquitting Abdul Razak.

“(There will be) no further comments in view that the case is continuing with the defence of Azilah (Hadri) and Sirul (Azhar Umar),” he said.

Justice Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yasin acquitted and discharged Abdul Razak, 48, without calling for his defence on 31 Oct.

Abdul Razak was alleged to have abetted Chief Insp Azilah Hadri, 32, and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 36, who are charged with murdering Altantuya, 28, in Mukim Bukit Raja between 10pm on 19 Oct 2006, and 1am the following day.

The two Special Action Unit operatives are scheduled to enter their defence on 15 Jan next year. — Bernama


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