Monday, February 2, 2015

Two Rogue Killer Cops

Abdul Razak Baginda (left) – a close associate of Prime Minister Najib Razak who was initially charged with abetting the murder of his lover Altantuya Shaariibuu , but was later acquitted – had declared that the Mongolian model’s death was ‘just a straightforward murder case’. He then described the two killers as “rogue policemen” who were capable of killing without a reason.
Malaysians, of course, believe the police are duty-bound to get to the truth behind the gruesome murder. And there was even finger-pointing and the suggestion of “dereliction of duty” which got Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar all hot under the collar.
Khalid told Malaysiakini that murder investigations cover all angles, including establishing the reasons behind the action and securing the necessary evidence for a prosecution. These would then be recorded in the Investigation Papers which are submitted to the Attorney-General's Chambers for further action. And during the prosecution, the prosecutor would again determine what or which evidences available are to be adduced to prove the case.
Khalid said: “As to why a motive was not established in court – that question is for the judiciary to answer and not the police”.
Khalid said the same standard operating procedure would have applied in the investigation into Altantuya’s murder, which took place under his predecessor Musa Hassan’s watch. He also stressed that it was not the police’s role to question the prosecutor or courts for not delving into the motive during the hearing process. Nor are they empowered to reveal the motive post-conviction and sentencing when the court chose not to explore that aspect and was satisfied that the evidence had revealed beyond a reasonable doubt that Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar had killed Altantuya.
Am I to believe that the police knew the motive? And why were the courts silent on this? Questions and more questions. 

Does this mean that we will never know why? Unless fugitive Sirul spills the beans from the safe refuge that is Australia.
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