Cops quiz ex-Najib aide in Atlantuya case

Musa Safri was Najib’s aide when he was the deputy prime minister. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The nation’s top cop today revealed that police have recorded a statement from a former aide-de-camp (ADC) to Najib Razak in its fresh probe into the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu.

“Yes, yes,” Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said when asked if they had taken Musa Safri’s statement.

Fuzi, however, refused to elaborate, saying that the investigation was ongoing.

He was speaking to reporters after attending the “Rondaan Cegah Jenayah Pulapol” policing programme at Berjaya Times Square today.

Musa was Najib’s ADC when the latter was the deputy prime minister.

Altantuya’s father, Setev Shaariibuu, named Musa as a key witness to the events leading to the murder of his daughter, in a police report in June last year, and asked police to question him.

In the police report, Setev said he also wanted police to question one of the two policemen who were found guilty of Altantuya’s murder – Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar – to find out how and where they had obtained the explosives that were reportedly used to blow her to bits.

In the police report, Setev said: “During the said trial, the prosecution led evidence that one DSP Musa Safri had secured the attendance of Azilah and Sirul at Razak’s (Abdul Razak Baginda) house on the night of Oct 19, 2006.”

Razak was acquitted of a charge of abetting Azilah and Sirul in the murder of Altantuya in 2006.

A suit filed by Setev and his family against the government, Razak, Azilah and Sirul over the murder of Altantuya is currently underway.

Fuzi also said the police were expected to complete their investigations into the 1MDB corruption scandal by March.

“We want to settle it as soon as possible.

“We will hand over the findings to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for further action once it is done,” he added.