PETALING JAYA - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is not involved in the murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu, former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Friday.
He said in a statement that the investigation into the 2006 murder was concluded during his tenure as prime minister.
"Among the matters reported to me during my time as prime minister was the result of the investigation of the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.
"Based on the findings from the thorough investigation conducted by the Royal Malaysian Police that was conveyed to me, it was confirmed that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is not involved at all in the case," he said.
Altantuya was murdered on Oct 18, 2006 and her remains were found in a forest near Puncak Alam, Shah Alam.
Najib: No evidence linking me to Altantuya
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak reiterated that there is no evidence linking him to murdered Mongolian model Altantuya Sharibuu.
"No evidence exists at all that I ever knew Altantuya. (There are) no pictures, writings, witnesses - there is nothing.
And the courts have decided this, all the way up to the Federal Court," said Najib in a televised interview with TV3 on Thursday night.
He further questioned why people have to challenge the integrity of the courts, which he said should be defended.