SHAH ALAM: Police say they have yet to see a statutory declaration issued by one of the convicted killers of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu accusing former prime minister Najib Razak of murder.
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Huzir Mohamad said police will have to verify the authenticity of the SD issued by former police Special Action Unit (UTK) officer Azilah Hadri, who had been sentenced to death four years ago alongside his colleague Sirul Azhar Umar for the murder.
“We have not even seen the SD yet,” he told reporters today.
Najib Razak today rubbished the SD by Azilah, who said the former prime minister had ordered him to carry out the brutal murder in 2006.
“This is a complete fabrication by a desperate person seeking to escape the gallows,” he said.
Azilah and Sirul were part of the police’s Unit Tindakan Khas (UTK) when they were arrested for the murder of Altantuya, a Mongolian who had a relationship with Abdul Razak Baginda. Sirul has since fled to Australia.
The case has been linked to the 2002 purchase of two French-built Scorpene-class submarines and alleged kickbacks by Razak, who was an aide to Najib, the defence minister at the time.
Altantuya’s murder trial had heard that she was killed in a forest near Shah Alam in late 2006 and her body blown up with explosives.
Najib has repeatedly rejected allegations of his involvement in the crime.