MP files report calling for new Altantuya probe

Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng lodged a police report for a fresh investigation in the Altantuya Shaariibuu case.

KUALA LUMPUR: Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng lodged a police report today calling for the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder case to be re-opened.

Lim said a fresh investigation was needed to find out the motive behind the killing of the Mongolian woman, who was shot and her body blown up in a jungle near Shah Alam in 2006.

“During the trial, two low-ranking policemen did not state who instructed or ordered them to kill Altantuya. It is still unknown,” said Lim today.

“Despite the lawyer asking for the motive of the murder, the court did not go into that.”

Former policemen Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar were sentenced to death by the Federal Court in January 2015. Azilah is on death row in Kajang prison but Sirul fled to Australia, where he has been held at an immigration detention centre.

Lim said that as the motive for the murder was still unknown, a fresh investigation should be held to uncover any new information.

He also lodged a separate report against 1MDB chief executive Arul Kanda Kandasamy about statements he had made about the company’s finances.

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