Thursday, July 09, 2015

Sirul finally disclosing who ordered the killing? Not true it seems...but good if he does soon.

Sirul Azhar Umar and former Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri death sentence must be commuted to imprisonment.

WHY? Besides all the obvious reason why death penalty need to be abolished, in this case there are other reasons..

There has always been doubt whether these 2 persons were acting on their own, a view that gained even more strength when Sirul in Australia allegedly said that he was ordered/instructed/directed to do what he did...Stay alive they must so that we can also unravel who else were involved in the murder, and ensure that all responsible are caught, tried and duly sentenced...

Further, if we look at the trial transcripts, we find that the evidence are 'questionable'..remembering the fact that the 2 never (1) Why will they take the police to the allege site and say that this is how and where they killed - doubtful too since it is just the testimony of police officers, uncorroborated with any tape or video recordings; (2) Jewelery in the jacket, and one of them told them this??? - odd, since would not the police have already gone to the house, car, etc of murder suspects to find any evidence that will solidify their belief... to say they went just when the suspect told them is odd to me (or maybe I have been watching too many TV programs), ... In any event, even the Court of Appeal (3 Judges) was not ready to affirm the conviction - and they acquitted both of them.

Political Agenda - PM or his wife may have ordered the killing? This is all not at all relevant for the moment - all that is important is that there should not be a miscarriage of justice...

There will be a 'miscarriage of justice' if they are both executed, and the full truth is thus suppressed..

Some say ' why did Sirul not say so earlier?' Well, if he did, then still this would be tantamount to admitting that he 'murdered' someone, and he would be facing the death penalty. I killed because I was ordered is certainly no defence. It makes sense, that now after the final appeal at the Federal Court is done that he now speaks out... after all, at this stage there is almost nothing to lose anymore...So, it was sad that the police here was not keen to re-open the investigation ...more to find and bring all others involved to justice. It was also most sad that Najib, as Prime Minister, did not call for the investigation to be re-opened...we certainly do not want any accomplice to get away scot free for murder...





Lawyer denies Sirul testifying in Aussie court on Altantuya murder

Thursday July 9, 2015
09:30 AM GMT+8
File picture of Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar (heads covered) during one of their court appearances in 2009. — Picture by Choo Choy MayFile picture of Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar (heads covered) during one of their court appearances in 2009. — Picture by Choo Choy May KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — Sirul Azhar Umar’s lawyer has dismissed as a hoax a message circulating on WhatsApp that his client will testify in Australian courts that Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor ordered the ex-police commando to murder Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Local daily The Star reported Sirul’s lawyer, Hasnal Rezua Merican, as saying that the message on the mobile messaging app cited a purported report by Australia’s Herald Sun that Rosmah had ordered the killing of the Mongolian woman for blackmailing her husband, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

“I have checked with Sirul and he has absolutely no knowledge of saying any such thing or speaking with any journalist from the Herald Sun,” Hasnal was quoted saying.

“The message, which is being spread, is a hoax, and I believe that it originated in Malaysia and was meant for a local audience,” he added.

The Star reported the lawyer as saying that he could not find any such report by the Herald Sun. Malay Mail Online could not find the purported report either.

Sirul is being held at an immigration detention centre in Sydney when he went to Australia after he and former Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri were acquitted by the Court of Appeal in 2013 of murdering Altantuya.

The Federal Court reversed the acquittal last January and sentenced them to death by hanging.

Sirul has claimed that he had killed the 28-year-old Altantuya under orders, but did not mention who was behind such instructions.

Malaysia is seeking to extradite Sirul home to face his sentencing, but he remains in Sydney as Australian law forbids the government from sending criminals to countries that have the death penalty.
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