Altantuya Shaariibauu went missing on the 19th of October 2006 – it was a Thursday I think. And as her story unfold we became privy to the world of Razak Baginda - jet setting here and there, Ferraris, mistresses and trips to Paris, London, Hong Kong and that Ringgit 4.7 billion submarine deal he brokered for Mindef. We are told that to ensure that our national security is not compromised, major defense purchases are done via close tenders or direct negotiations with principals…and yet here we see the purchase of these major defense requirement made through Razak Baginda done with reckless abandon combining sex, fun, and Ferraris!
With RM$500 Million in his coffers Razak Baginda decided that what Altantuya wanted, she would not get! We are now familiar with what happened outside Razak Baginda’s house and Altantuya’s subsequent disappearance …forever. Is killing of people who make a nuisance of themselves standard operating procedure for UTK operatives? And then blowing them to bits with C4 – the explosive of choice favored by the Military….“ have a high enough velocity of detonation and density for metal cutting work.” Very effective!
Azilah and Sirul were arrested for the murder of Altantuya by the Police. Now here comes a query from me. These two UTK officers must have acted not on the orders of their police superiors but from individual or individuals important enough to make them go kill. PDRM were kept outside the loop and were unaware of what has happened. Who was that someone?
We the public became aware of the bigger picture as the case evolve. Unit Tindakan Khas. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.Aide-de-Camp to Najib Razak, Razak Baginda involvement ….and then later on we hear about the sms send by Najib to Razak Baginda. I watched with fascination the confidence Razak had in facing the charges he was accused of. In the end he was freed…as he knew all along that he would! The two UTK operatives did mumble something about being the “black sheep to be sacrificed…I have no reason to cause hurt, what's more to take the life of the victim in such a cruel manner.... I appeal to the court, which has the powers to determine if I live or die, not to sentence me so as to fulfill others' plans for me.”…But to no avail.
Sentenced to death…
Attorney-General decision not to appeal Abdul Razak acquittal! ....and before you can say “enjit enjit semut siapa sakit naik atas”……he is off to London to enjoy the fruits of his labor!
And then predictably we had RPK wading into the vortex of this whole mess… “Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to hell’”…the whole Bala circus, with Anwar taking his cue to go in and whack Najib….Najib’s denial “ Saya tidak pernah sama sekali mengenali atau berjumpa dengan wanita mongolia yang berkenaan yang di sebut dalam akuan bersumpah itu. Pembohongan yang amat dashat. Rekaan semata mata, berniat jahat, berunsul fitnah dan bertujuan untuk mencemar image saya” and then Rosmah’s statement "if you are innocent what is there for you to address all this? I am not a politician; I am not running for any post. I am just a wife of a politician”….So all is settled? After all did not Najib and Rosmah deny involvement in the murder of Altantuya in front of the media? Do you doubt their words? Heck he is the Prime Minister and she (as she claims to be) is the First Lady (with a capital F and a Capital L). Two words I would like to say about that. First letter of the first word starts with an F.
Najib and Rosmah have not subjected themselves through the judicial process in order to clear their involvement in Altatntuya's murder. Mr Prime Minister Sir neither the passage of time nor your denials will make the people of this country forget that there is still no closure on the Altantuya’s murder case. Four years after her murder and over a year after the two UTK operatives were convicted of her murder there are still question that still need to be answered by you.
One: Why pay Razak Baginda RM$500 million for services rendered in the purchase of the French Submarines. For all we know the might be a plausible explanation – but let us hear it first and then we will decide.
Two: You have to explain how two UTK officers assigned to your office were involved in the murder of Altatntuya. Why would they murder someone they do not know.
Three: Why the sms to Razak Baginda “ I am seeing IGP at 11am today...matter will be solved…be cool”
You have seen it fit to subject Anwar Ibrahim to a trial for sodomy when all you have is the word of Saiful against that of Anwar. There are the only two people involve – Anwar and Saiful. Nobody else is hurt, deprived of their life nor have our nation been deprived of RM$500 million or have the security of our nation compromised.
With Altantuya we have a young women whose life has been taken from her. Our national security has been compromised by the reckless manner Razak Baginda had conducted the purchase of the submarines, our nation already deprived of RM$500 million, two officers of the UTK under sentence of death, and the families and children of Altantuya whose lives have been forever altered by her murder. So anyway you look at it Sir the Anwar Sodomy two case is a non event when compared to the Altantuya’s murder. Sodomy, murder? Murder, sodomy? It is a no brainier! It is people like you Sir that gives politics a bad name.