Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Azilah Hadri's Last Legal Attempt Fails

Malaysia's Federal Court has dismissed former cop Azilah Hadri’s last legal attempt to escape the death sentence for the murder of Mongolian citizen Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Last October, Azilah, who had been convicted of murdering Altantuya, along with his partner Sirul Azhar Umar, issued a statutory declaration as part of an application in the Federal Court for a review of his case.

According to Azilah's statutory declaration, which he had affirmed, as well as the supporting affidavit, the accused claimed he committed the crime under the order of a third party. 

Today, Justice Azahar said nothing new emerged during investigations and proceedings in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. 

“Whatever evidence was deliberately suppressed by the applicant from the police and court, we are of the view that the applicant has not shown injustice against him or [if] there is a break of rule of natural justice. There is no miscarriage of justice. As such, there are no exceptional circumstances for this court to grant and hence we dismiss the review application”, he added. 

Sitting with Justice Azahar were Justices Mohd Zawawi Salleh, Vernon Ong Lam Kiat, Zaleha Yusof and Zabariah Mohd Yusof. 

With today's decision, Azilah's death penalty stands unless he is granted a pardon by the Sultan of Selangor, for which he has filed an application.

Despite the end of the episode in the criminal trial, lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo, holding a watching brief in the application on behalf of Altantuya's family, said the civil trial where her family is seeking RM100 million will continue next month in Shah Alam, Selangor.

Cornwall, in the southwest of England in the UK, is a magical place steeped in fairytales and the legends of King Arthur. 

Here near Mevagissey (situated approximately five miles south of St Austell) lies the mysterious Lost Gardens of Heligan, Europe’s largest garden restoration project that spans 200 acres. 

Inside Heligan, you’ll find the iconic Mud Maid sculpture, lovingly crafted by local artists – brother and sister duo, Pete and Sue Hill. The sculpture was commissioned back in 1997 and has become an inseparable part of The Lost Gardens’ Woodland Walk ever since.


The so-called Mud Maid is a living sculpture. That means that her ‘clothes’ and ‘hair’ change with the seasons as grass, ivy, and moss grow and then wither. So you’ll see that she has a vibrant appearance in spring and in summer; and she will look completely different in autumn and winter.

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