Prayers for Altantuya: Justice for Altantuya

'You were young, just in your 20s. You were supposed to have lived your life but you died by coming to Malaysia. Who shot you? Who placed the explosives on you? Who masterminded it all? Your young son has lost his mother's love…'

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And so read the prayer for the late Altantunya Shaariibuu, the Mongolian national who became a household name in Malaysia under the most tragic of circumstances.

This afternoon, several PKR politicians held a short prayer session in conjunction with the Chinese 'Cheng Beng' ritual of commemorating the souls of the departed.

Perak PKR state representatives Tai Sing Ng (Kuala Sepetang) and Chang Lih Kang (Teja) performed the short prayer session which attracted a small crowd of curious onlookers by the roadside in Simpang, Taiping.

A photo of the slain woman was plastered on a wooden board and planted by the roadside and joss sticks were lit while the prayer was recited using a loudhailer.

gantang by election 020409 pkr altantuya prayer 02The politicians prayed that her soul finds everlasting peace. Following this, offerings in the form of burning 'hell notes', paper mache shoes and clothes were made.

"There appears to be a lack of transparency in the probe on her murder. We are using this opportunity to remind everyone that a Mongolian woman was murdered in Malaysia and justice has yet to be served," Chang told reporters later.

It was an eerie experience for journalists as rain started to pour the minute the ceremony began, only to stop immediately once the payers were over.

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