Father of slain Mongolian model Altantuya to meet Malaysian A-G, seeks to reopen murder investigation

Father of slain Mongolian model Altantuya to meet Malaysian A-G, seeks to reopen murder investigation
Setev Shaariibuu (left) in a 2008 file photo.
PHOTO: Pritam Singh

PETALING JAYA - The father of murdered Mongolian translator Altantuya Shaariibuu will meet Attorney General Tommy Thomas today.

The family’s lawyer, Ramkarpal Singh, said Dr Setev Shaariibuu would meet Thomas at 3pm.

“Shaariibuu wants to discuss the possibility of the Government reopening the case (on Altantuya’s murder),” Ramkarpal said yesterday.

“There is a new regime and there is a possibility they might consider reopening the case.”

Altantuya, 28, is believed to have been shot dead before her body was blown to bits with explosives at a secondary forest near the Subang Dam in Puncak Alam, Shah Alam, in 2006.

In 2009, former police officers Sirul Azhar Umar and Azilah Hadri were convicted of murdering Altantuya and were sentenced to death.

The Court of Appeal overturned their sentences in 2013 but upon the prosecution’s appeal, were upheld by the Federal Court.

Sirul fled to Australia where he was detained by the Australian Immigration after Interpol issued a red notice on him.

He has been at the detention centre since 2015, where he is hoping to get asylum.

Azilah is awaiting hearing on his plea for clemency.

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