Malaysia

Altantuya acquittals draw netizens’ outrage, ridicule

BY JENNIFER GOMEZ
August 23, 2013
Latest Update: August 23, 2013 08:08 pm

What do ex-police commandos Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar Umar look like? Why was DSP Musa Safri not called to testify?

These were the two common questions asked in cyberspace as netizens went on a frenzy commenting on the acquital of the two policemen in the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

The mood is also that following today's decision, there are endless possibilities on what could have happened to Altantuya in the case which put Malaysia on the world map for the wrong reasons.

And the question remains in cyberspace, who killed Altantuya?

The comments posted online were mostly laced with sarcasm with one netizen Isana saying: "Wow! If that is the case, Altantuya must still be alive since no one killed her. ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES only in 1Malaysia."

Another, rayfire, commented, "Yes, Endless possibilities to cheat, murder and escape! Justice must and will be served by the Almighty."

Others are wondering if the public will ever know what Azilah and Sirul look like.

"They had their faces covered from Day 1, when they were taken in and out of court," said MrM.

"How come those two have been allowed to cover their faces since day 1? Is it so that when they are freed no one will know who they are or what they look like? Heck even if they are not freed, no one will know if it was really them that were hanged since no one knows what they look like! *conspiracy theory*"

Others expressed disappointment in the justice system that ordered the acquittal although they said it was expected.

Netizen Angel took a dig at Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail for "purposely not calling DSP Musa to the stand".

"AG do not know how to conduct the case. He purposely did not call musa safri, ADO of najib. He will follow the command of najib .Your guess is as good as mine," Angel said in a comment.

The prosecution did not call Musa, a point which was raised by the Court of Appeal in the judgment today, that "material witnesses were not called to testify, including Musa".

Altantuya had allegedly become political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda's lover but later hounded him, demanding a hefty commission for allegedly helping in the purchase of two submarines for Malaysia.

Razak Baginda then hired private investigator P. Balasubramaniam to keep watch on her when she came to Malaysia.

When Altantuya turned up outside Razak Baginda's house on October 19, 2006, the policemen took her away and that was the last time she was seen alive.

Netizen Justice Pao commented: "Truly disgraceful! Altantunya was not murdered, so she must have strangled herself and shot herself behind her head using a special contraption, then use C4 to blow herself up!"

Longjaafar posted: "Some time ago, someone said that Anwar Ibrahim punched his own face. Same here. Altantuya bombed herself."

Many netizens also expressed their condolences to Altantuya's father, Dr Setev Shaariibuu, who they said "must be the saddest man on earth today". - August 23, 2013.